Because of your UFCW membership, you and your family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs to you. The process is simple and can save you thousands of dollars.
News & Updates
February 6, 2018
UFCW Discount College Program
Whether you’re looking for affordable degree options for your family members or want to continue your own education, the UFCW Discount College Program gives you an affordable and flexible path to earning your degree. All classes are online and you can attend part-time or full-time based on your availability.
UFCW members and their families can take advantage of exclusive discounted tuition rates ranging from 30% to 50% at participating colleges and prospective students can work directly with school administrators to apply for additional federal financial assistance, which could cover their remaining tuition costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for the Program?
UFCW members and their family members can use the Program. Eligible family members include members’ spouses, children, dependents, siblings, parents/in-laws, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
How does it work?
Review the selection of schools each partner offers below and then select your preferred partner. (Note: You can register with both to see the full selection of schools and programs that are available.) Our partners will also help you narrow down what school is the best fit for you, evaluate any existing transcripts to determine if earned credits can be applied to your new degree, and offer other support services as you move forward with your education.
Why is UFCW offering this benefit?
One of UFCW members’ biggest concerns is the cost of college. Today, only half of Americans who begin college will be able to finish, largely due to financial and work/life barriers. With this benefit, UFCW has found a way to help members and their families begin to alleviate this worry.
This program started successfully with labor unions including UFCW locals in Ohio. The response from our members was so great, that we wanted to expand this benefit to all members of our union family.