EGCC is an open-access college, which means you only need to have a high school degree or GED equivalent to be accepted to the EGCC degree programs.
To receive the Free College Benefit, UFCW members (or their family members) who want to enroll in EGCC’s participating online programs will need to complete the following steps. All steps can be found on at www.ufcwfreecollege.org.
- Apply to EGCC
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit – any required verification. Any grant award must be applied to the tuition, fees and e-book charges at EGCC
- Agree to use any employer tuition assistance
- Verify High School or GED completion by having official transcripts sent to EGCC
Students who do not complete the FAFSA and any required verification will need to make payment arrangements with EGCC.
Students who are currently in default on their Federal student loans must first ensure their loans are in rehabilitation in order to receive the scholarship. If a student falls into default during a term in which they are enrolled in EGCC, the student must take steps to rehabilitate their loans before continuing to receive the Free College Benefit. Students are invited to call the EGCC Financial Aid office for help on this subject at 740-266-9619. They can also call directly to the U.S. Department of Education 800-621-3115.