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Our Union Succeeds When Our Members Succeed


Our Union Succeeds When Our Members Succeed

   Local 3920 wants our members and there families to benefit from education.  It is very important to us that our members know exactly how to take full advantage of this offer.  Here are some important facts and details you will need to know to take advantage of all the education benefits.   This page will tell you about the Associate Degree and the Bachelor's Degree programs.

Who is eligible?

All AFSCME Members

AFSCME Retiree Members

Family of AFSCME Members

  * Family includes children, step children, grandchildren or step grandchildren, spouses, domestic partners, and financial dependents.  Family members do not have to live with you and there is no age limit.


AFSCME and Eastern Gateway Community College are offering the chance to earn an online degree from an accredited school with no out-of-pocket expense.

Degree Programs Include:

Associate of Arts

Criminal Justice

Teacher Education


Business Management

Plus focus areas in:

Programming and Development

Cyber Security

Information Systems

Data Science


Hotel and Event Management

Labor Studies


Digital and Social Media




Healthcare Management

Human Resources

and more...

Easy Steps to Enroll:

1.  Complete the inquiry form at:


2.  Apply to EGCC and submit proof of high school or GED completion.

3.  Complete FASFA and authorize any available federal or state grants to be used toward your tuition, fees  and e-books at EGCC.  As long s your file is complete, the AFSCME Free College benefit will cover the rest.  And even if you do not qualify for any grants, we've still got you covered.

Learn more at 


or call 888-590-9009


  Starting in 2019, all AFSCME members and their families are able to participate in the discounted bachelor's program.   AFSCME and Central State University have partnered to bring members and their families a bachelor's degree at an extremely reduced rate.  More degrees will be added in 2020.  When we are updated on the additional degrees offered, we will add them to this list.

At this time there are two Bachelor's Degrees Available:

     Business Management

     Teachers Education

Eligible students must complete FASFA and use any federal or state grants, as well and any employer or union-sponsored tuition assistance. Then, a Student Success Grant will be applied toward tuition, fees and books so that most a student will pay out of pocket annually would be $4500.00 (187.50 per credit hour), which is only a third of the national average.  

*For many it will be significantly less, or even free (depending on available federal grants).

Other key features of the program include:

     Credits can transfer to other schools

     Advising and tutoring are available to support students

     Classes begin ever eight weeks

     AVAILABLE TO AFSCME members and retirees, as well as their spouces, children, stepchildren and    grandchildren or step grandchildren, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and financial dependents

     Students can attend full time or part time and can take as few ask one class per term. 

Central State University: (937) 376-6011

**If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.