Sign Up Today for OAPSE’s Free College Program!

Don’t Delay! Classes Start August 21. Registration Ends August 18


OAPSE members have access to many programs that save big money. Members are eligible for discounted mortgages and vacation packages. They can take advantage of great savings at Ohio amusement parks, water parks and zoos. And they can take advantage of excellent rates on credit cards and cell phone plans.

But at the top of the list of savings is a benefit that can save OAPSE families thousands of dollars – the union’s free higher education program.

The members-only OAPSE Higher Education Program (HEP) is a benefit that allows OAPSE members 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.

Many of these courses are offered online, so you can work at your own pace.

All credits transfer to Ohio colleges.



In response to demand for additional courses, EGCC is offering new options for OAPSE members. They include:

NEW Human Resources Concentration/Business Management Degree
NEW Health Care Management Concentration/Business Management Degree
NEW Marketing Concentration/Business Management Degree
NEW Finance Concentration/Business Management Degree
NEW Business Management Certificate
NEW Accounting Concentration/Business Management Certificate
NEW Accounting Degree
NEW Patient Navigator Certificate
NEW Paralegal Degree
NEW Associate of Individualized Study Degree
Associate of Arts Degree
Criminal Justice Degree
Early Childhood Education Degree

Business Management Degree

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.

Fall classes start August 21, so you must register by August 18. Registration is easy and all materials can be found at

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!