1. CSEA Member Hopes Union Plus Free College Program Will Help Him Earn a Promotion

    Matthew Colwell of Escondido, California, is a goal-setter. One of his primary goals is to get a promotion at work, so when an opportunity for change presented itself recently, Colwell jumped at the chance to take his career path into his own hands. Colwell has been a member of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 241 in San Dieguito, California for over 19 years. He is a net…Read More

    Matthew Colwell
  2. Single Mom on Her Way to Achieving Lifelong Dream

    Since her days in grade school, Lorraine Llauger has had her heart set on earning a college degree. Though she went to a college preparatory school while growing up in New York, until recently it looked like she’d never achieve her dream. “I joined the Army and I didn’t go to college. Even though you can accomplish in other ways in life, I’ve always wanted to have that degree,” Llauger e…Read More

    L. Llauger
  3. It’s like the curtain going up on Free College for my family

    What a GREAT benefit... It's like the curtain going up on Free College for my family!…Read More

    Big Larry Vegas
  4. What a great program!

    I found out about the Free College program in the Fall of 2017.  At that time, my son was in the middle of his Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree at UMUC and lucky for us, had not taken any of his general education classes.  We were able to enroll him in the program and take advantage of 22 transferable credits, which saved us $11,308.00 If we had known about this sooner, we could have saved…Read More

    Terri Crutchfield
  5. I discovered it wasn’t too scary, it wasn’t too hard and I’m not too old to learn

    My first semester went great! I have a 4.0 GPA so far. I discovered it wasn’t too scary, it wasn’t too hard and I’m not too old to learn. I’m taking 4 more classes this semester and so far, it’s going well. I’m hoping to take a class or two over the summer and hit the books again in the fall. Thanks for checking in. I’m enjoying my new adventure!…Read More

    Melissa Buie
  6. The most diligent and helpful advisor to my wife and I throughout the enrollment process!

    I would like to take a moment to commend Veronica Jackson for being the most diligent and helpful advisor to my wife and I throughout the enrollment process. We faced quite a few hiccups while trying to register my wife for the upcoming Fall semester. She just migrated to the United States last year and as a result, some of the required documents were uniquely different from that of the standard a…Read More

    Clayton J. McIntyre
  7. E.G.C.C. degree programs are in fact FREE.

    I graduated in May 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with Police Academy Option.  Approximately 35-40 members or family members of the Fraternal Order of Police were in this first graduating class from Eastern Gateway Community College.  I have had the distinct pleasure and privilege of speaking at our Ohio State conference and at our National Conference about this un…Read More

    Darrell Ball
  8. I can only take one class at a time since I work full time

    Unfortunately, I can only take one class at a time since I work full time, but I’m on class 7 or 8 right now. So my 2-year program will likely go for 3+ years. I never really liked school and struggled a lot. I still have a hard time, but it’s a great feeling of accomplishment when I finish a class. And quite a shock to receive A’s and B’s! AA in Business Administration. I have an awesome …Read More

    Dawn Duval