Free College for OAPSE Members

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 earn two years 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 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 Email the program at [email protected] or call 1-800-786-2773.

Remember, this is a benefit for members only! It’s another way it pays to belong to OAPSE!