Free College Benefit

a VOICE for working America

Local 888 is proud to bring meaningful benefits to every hard-working member of our union family. One valuable example of this is the new UFCW Local 888 Free College Benefit that has launched recently.

The UFCW Free College Benefit makes it possible for Local 888 members and/or their loved ones to earn an Associate
Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College, an accredited college in Ohio, with no out-of-pocket costs or need for loans. This benefit is available exclusively to UFCW members, retired members, and family of members, including children, spouses, grandchildren, domestic partners, and dependents. The UFCW created this benefit because we understand how expensive and stressful it can be to earn a degree. With the UFCW Local 888 Free College Benefit, members will have the opportunity to earn a college degree debt-free! Members will have the choice of attending either part-time or full-time and creating a class schedule that fits their daily routine best.

The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that Local 888 members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College. This benefit will cover any amount for tuition, fees or books that is not covered by federal or employer education grants, which means our members will save thousands of dollars!

All members need to get started is a high school diploma or GED. Fortunately, there are no entrance exams, like the SAT or ACT to worry about. Some of the available degree programs you can earn at Eastern Gateway Community College are:

  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Paralegal
  • Criminal Justice

For information on deadlines and to sign up visit UFCW Free College Benefit page.