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The OPEIU Low-Cost Degree Program

To All OPEIU Local Unions, Guilds and Directly Affiliated Groups:

OPEIU is pleased to announce the introduction of a new membership benefit, the OPEIU Low-Cost Degree Program.

OPEIU members and their families can now get their bachelor’s degree for much less through the new OPEIU Low-Cost Degree Program. OPEIU has partnered with Central State University, a public college near Dayton, Ohio, to bring members and their families an online bachelor’s degree in business administration or teacher education (Pre-K to 5th grade) for no more than $4,500 out-of-pocket per year for a full-time student, often significantly less. These costs include all tuition, fees and e-textbooks.

Members in good standing, their children, stepchildren, grandchildren, spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and sons and daughters-in-law are all eligible. Family members do not need to be financial dependents or living with the member to be eligible. An associate degree or 60 credit hours in the intended major is required to enroll.

And remember, you can still obtain your associate degree or certificates in a number of areas of study COMPLETELY FREE through the OPEIU Free College Program benefit. OPEIU has added parents, siblings, and sons and daughters-in-law to the list of eligible family members for this benefit as well.To date, more than $3.6 million in scholarships has been awarded through the OPEIU Free College Program.

Imagine what your members can achieve with the OPEIU Low-Cost Degree and Free College programs.

Please feel free to share this information with your members; visit freecollege.opeiu.org for more information. All OPEIU Free College and other membership benefit information also can be quickly and easily accessed at opeiu.org (under Member Resources) and on the OPEIU app, available for download at the App Store and Google Play by searching OPEIU.


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