College Programs for Union Members

SEIU District 1199 offers discounts for members and eligible family members through arrangements with colleges. These programs include a range of benefits with Columbia Southern University, Central State University, and Eastern Gateway Community College. 

Membership with SEIU District 1199 provides access to the member benefit programs detailed below. If are not yet a dues paying member, sign a membership card at this link.

Free College Benefit SEIU District 1199
Ohio’s Eastern Gateway Community College. Eastern Gateway offers a free online associate’s degree college benefit for members and retirees, in addition to eligible family members. If you live near Youngstown or Steubenville, you can also can participate in this program and take classes on campus. 

Ohio’s Central State University. Union Plus, one of your Union’s member benefit programs, has partnered with Central State University in Dayton, Ohio. Central State University is now offering a program for a bachelor’s degree for members and eligible family members. This program is available online at a reduced cost or low/no cost (e.g. depending on grants). The program is open to students with an associate’s degree or 60 credit hours of coursework in a related major. Additionally, students who have a degree from Eastern Gateway Community College can now transfer into the bachelor’s degree program at Central State University. 

Columbia Southern UniversityColumbia Southern offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees. SEIU District 1199 has a tuition discount agreement for members. 

If you need assistance with member benefits, you can always contract your Member Resource Center. “Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

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