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 a variety of educational goals.

New! CSEA Free College Benefit

CSEA members and their families can earn an Associates Degree with NO out-of-pocket cost. CSEA, in partnership with Union Plus, and Eastern Gateway Community College, is offering the chance to earn a number of different online Associates Degrees or Certificates from an accredited college.

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.

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 Jody Bell Member Student Loan 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. CSEA awards 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 each year to make this program possible.

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.

CSEA Seminars & Workshops

Do you have children in high school? Attend one of our popular workshops to learn all about financial aid for college or to learn how to plan for and manage the college application process. Click here to find out more and to RSVP.

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.


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?

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