Local 1994 members and their families can now earn an accredited degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) with no out-of-pocket costs for tuition or books. First enrollment deadline is August 18. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 23!

  • Earn an associates degree FOR FREE!
  • Eastern Gateway Community College is a public, nonprofit, regionally accredited school.
  • Credits you earn transfer to other schools.
  • Don’t pay out of pocket for tuition, fees or books.
  • Advising and tutoring to support and guide you.

Students Must Have Access to a Computer and the Internet to Participate in the Free College Program.

The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars

The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees or books that are not covered by federal or employer education grants.

Associates Degrees:


Associate of Arts

Business Management

Criminal Justice

Early Childhood Education

Individualized Study

Paralegal Degree

Certificate Programs:

Business Management Certificate

 Patient Navigator Certificate

*Children (or stepchildren), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), spouses, domestic partners, and financial dependents of UFCW members are eligible for the UFCW Free College Benefit.