Free College

As a CCPU-PA Member, you know you always have an advantage on your job. But did you also know your membership can provide you with other big advantages?

Free College

The CCPU-PA Free College Program brings a degree within your reach, including the Early Childhood Education program. CCPU-PA and Eastern Gateway Community College are offering the chance to earn an online degree from an accredited school with no out-of-pocket expense. Family members can also take advantage of this benefit. A college degree can be your pathway to new opportunities, greater responsibility and more earning power. Call us at 1-866-236-4444 for more information. 


The Free College Benefit is a last dollar scholarship that fills the gap between the cost of tuition, fees and e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College and any federal, state or employer education grants for which you are eligible. It is a type of financial aid so students must comply with federal, state, and college academic and financial aid policies, which can be found on the EGCC website. In order to determine the amount of your scholarship, students first apply for and use any federal student aid awarded through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Even if it’s determined that you are not eligible for any grants, AFSCME/CCPU-PA’s last dollar scholarship has you covered. It will still be applied to your remaining balance for tuition, fees and e-books.

To learn more, call CCPU at 1-866-236-4444