Education Services

CSEA offers its members and families a range of financial assistance programs to further their education. From scholarships to grants and even reimbursement subsidies, there are options for for variety of educational goals.

Cash for College Workshop

Offered each Fall and Winter

If you have a student graduating from high school, join us to learn how financial aid works. Get details and one-on-one assistance in completing your FAFSA or Dream Act application. Plus, all college bound students attending that evening will be entered to win one of two $500 scholarships. Sponsored by our benefits providers SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. 

CSEA Dependent Scholarships

$1,000 scholarships are awarded to CSEA member dependents (including spouses) based on academic achievement, character, leadership and extra curricular activities within the community. Financial need may also be taken into consideration on some. There are graduating high school senior, community college and college or vocational school scholarships.

Applications will be available Jan. 10 and will be due March 1

CSEA Member Career Grants

CSEA also offers grants to members who are going to school on a part time or full time basis. $1000 grants are awarded to recipients based on financial need, goals and objectives, citizenship, and CSEA activities.

CSEA Member Grant applications are accepted through Oct. 31.

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CSEA Member Student Debt Reducer Program

CSEA recognizes that student loan debt is a major burden for many Americans, including many CSEA members. To assist members with this burden, CSEA offers Member Student Loan Reducer Grants. In 2016, CSEA awarded 20 members grants in the amount of $500 each to assist them with their debt reduction. Thank you to SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union for their generous donation in making this program possible.

Applications will be available in September and due February 15

CSEA Member Reimbursement Subsidy Grant

CSEA offers up to $250 subsidies to financially assist members with opportunities that connect them to the union, the community, and/or to students. Examples of the types of programs considered include, but are not limited to, attendance at CSEA’s Paraeducator Conference, CSEA’s Maintenance and Operations Academy, completion of the citizenship process, obtaining a high school diploma, or GED, or other college or vocational courses.

Member Reimbursement Subsidy applications are accepted throughout the year.

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Union Plus Scholarship Program
The Union Plus Scholarship Program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to recipients based on academic achievement, potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need.

Applications are submitted online and are due Jan. 31 each year.

CSEA has education tools and resources

If you or your dependents are embarking on a college career in today's world, then you probably have a lot of questions: How can I prepare for the college entry exams? Where should I go to college? How am I going to pay for college? How do I make sense out of the financial-aid application process?

CSEA has the online tools and resources you need to get started...More

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