College Education Resources
Through special scholarships to support union leaders, college scholarships and other higher education services, the Union Plus Education Service helps union members and their children attend college and build upon their education.
For union families, it's more than just learning - it's investing in their future.
At right: David Mizzoni, IAFF, 2008 Union Plus Scholarship winner
Scholarships for Union Families
Apply for the Union Plus College Scholarship with cash awards ranging from $500 to $4,000 for undergraduate and graduate students.
Union members and their children are eligible for Union Plus Scholarships.
The deadline for the 2014 Union Plus Scholarship application has passed. Check back in June for the 2015 application.
The application deadline is Friday January 31, 2014, 12pm (noon) ET.
Scholarship Award Amounts: Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall each year. Students may re-apply each year.
Donate to the Education FoundationHelp more union families reach their education goals.
Unionized Online Bookstore
Visit a union-organized online bookstore on the Web where members can get new and used textbooks and other reading materials at a reasonable price. Ten percent of the sales are donated to the Powell's worker's pension fund.
Planning to Attend College? Start Here!
You may be closer to a degree than you think! Check out the National Labor College's online degrees.
The Union Plus College Planning Center is a one stop education website that can help you find a career, prepare for and choose a college, apply and pay for your education, and much more.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Paying for College tool can help you make informed financial decisions - from choosing a loan and comparing costs to managing your money and repaying your debt.
College Test Prep Advice
- Save up to 60% on college test prep for ACT/SAT & more
- 5 quick test-taking strategies to raise your SAT or ACT test scores
- College admissions timeline
- Common SAT urban myths; Common SAT misconceptions; 3 planning tips for your entrance exam
- Graduate school admissions FAQs
- How to succeed on a multiple-choice college entrance exam
How to Afford College for Your Family
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's - Paying for College tool
- Finding college cash
- Why your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is important
- Apply for scholarships.
- Two Tax Credits to Help Pay for Higher Education
- Use planning tools and resources at the Union Plus College Planning Site
- Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- 6 ways to negotiate for more college financial aid
- Completing the FAFSA & PROFILE
- Top 4 college financial aid myths
- College Financial Aid Seminar - save 50% with your Union Plus discount