OPEIU announces a new college benefit that offers significantly discounted tuition rates to OPEIU members and their families. Choose from a number of participating colleges and degree programs, spanning from certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Our new union college benefit option offers up to 50 percent discounted tuition rates and still applies to your federal grant awards to reduce your out-of-pocket costs even further.

OPEIU’s Discount College Benefit offers flexibility and numerous options for union members and their families to further their education. The program’s extensive network of colleges and universities is comprised of accredited institutions committed to providing discounted tuition rates to our union members and their families, ensuring accessibility and affordability for higher education. Whether you are interested in pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, or are seeking to enhance your professional skills with undergraduate or graduate certificates, the program has a comprehensive range of more than 50 online degree programs and certificate offerings.

Explore the various opportunities available and learn more about the discounts offered, and complete an inquiry form to be matched to a school and program you are interested in. You will then be connected to support services that will answer any questions you may have and help guide you through the application and enrollment process.

Explore the following options and see which is right for you and your family.


EBS Union College Benefit

EDVANCE Union College Benefit

Please Note:

Due to a ruling by the Department of Education, the Free College Benefit ended in July 2023. On February 21, 2024, Eastern Gateway Community College announced a pause in registration and enrollment for summer and fall 2024. This means OPEIU members currently attending EGCC may need to look into other options to complete their degree. All those attending EGCC since summer 2023 are responsible for all tuition and expenses.

OPEIU members and their families can take advantage of OPEIU’s Discount College Benefit to complete their degree. Click here to learn how to transfer your credits.

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