Ohio Association of Public School Employees

Stronger Together.

Free College for ALL OAPSE Members and Their Families

College is expensive. That’s not news to OAPSE members and our families. We know that students are taking on enormous debt to get a college degree. In fact, the average amount of loans for graduates after four years of college is over $37,000. That’s a problem. But OAPSE has a solution for members and our families – the OAPSE Higher Education Program (HEP).

HEP is a benefit for members only and our families. The program allows you and eligible family members to attend Eastern Gateway Community College and/or Central State University COMPLETELY FREE. You can earn two years (60 credits) of college credit absolutely free through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), one of the fastest growing, accredited Ohio colleges. You can earn an associate’s degree or take classes toward a bachelor’s degree. All credits transfer to Ohio colleges. And now, you can earn a bachelor’s degree at Central State University at no cost as well.

And your family members – spouse, child, step-child, grandchild, step-grandchild, parent and any person for whom you are a legal guardian – are also eligible for the free college program. Active OAPSE retirees may also participate in HEP.

To get more information about HEP, go to www.oapseeducation.org or call 1-888-590-9009. Remember, this is a benefit for members only!

It’s another way it pays to belong to OAPSE!