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As part of the SEIU Free College Benefit, union members and their family are instantly eligible for free online education at Eastern Gateway Community College. They can earn an Associates Degree or Certificate online without having to pay for tuition, fees or ebooks.

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Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Union Plus has partnered with Central State University (CSU) to offer union members and their families the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree online for little to no cost. The most you will pay is $4,500 per year, and for many, it will be significantly less or even zero.

If you or your family member have an associate degree or have completed 60 credit hours in the intended major, you can enroll in Business Management or Teacher Education. The bachelor’s degree completion is available to union members and retirees, as well as their spouses, children (or step-children), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), domestic partners and financial dependents.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Local 284 Scholarships

Six Local 284 scholarships are available in the amount of $500 each. Forms are available in August each year with the drawing held at the April Executive Board or general membership Union meeting. The deadline for entering is March 31st of each year.

Scholarship forms and more information is available on our website at


AFL-CIO Scholarships

In addition to the SEIU Scholarships, members and their dependents are eligible for the MN AFL-CIO Scholarships. These are awarded to graduating high school seniors. The application in due in April of every year, and can be found online.

More information is available here.


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