Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree for Free from an Accredited University

Call 888-897-9671 to speak to an Enrollment Advisor.
Fall classes start August 17, 2020.

Central State University

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program for Union Families

As a complement to the Union Plus Free College program, union members and their families can complete a Bachelor’s Degree online for free thanks to a partnership with Central State University (CSU). Students may enroll part time, but continuous enrollment is required.

An Associate degree or 60 credit hours in the intended major is required to enroll. Students who have earned an Associate Degree or college credit outside of their intended major, will begin with the Free College program at Eastern Gateway Community College and then, transfer into Bachelor’s Degree Completion program at CSU.

No Cost to You

Because of the current economic and health uncertainty, all students who begin or continue their academic program with the 2020/2021 academic school year are eligible for a Free College last-dollar scholarship, which allows students to complete their degree (through graduation) with no out-of-pocket cost for tuition, fees, or e-books.

Students must apply for federal financial aid and use any grants to pay the tuition. They must also use any employer-sponsored tuition assistance.

Central State University is Regionally Accredited

Central State University, established in 1887, is a respected, regionally accredited academic institution. A public land-grant college, CSU is governed by the Ohio Department of Higher Ed and is part of the University System of Ohio.

Bachelor’s Degrees Offered

  • Business Management
  • Teacher Education (Pre-K – 5th Grade)
  • Criminal Justice

Classes Begin Every Eight Weeks

  • All courses are conducted online
  • Students can take one or more courses
  • Courses are offered in both 16- and 8-week formats
  • CSU accepts as many previous credits as possible

Learn more online or call 888-897-9671
to speak to an Enrollment Advisor

How it Works

Starting on the Union Plus Bachelor's degree completion program is as easy as 1-2-3.

Go to and select the "Get Started" button. Fill out your contact and union information (for membership verification), and your program of interest.

You'll be directed to complete the Central State University (CSU) application form and the financial aid form (FAFSA).

Applicants will be contacted by an enrollment specialist to help with any questions.

*The students’ final out-of-pocket cost is based on CSU’s current tuition and fee schedule. In the event of a future tuition and/or fee rate change, advance notice will be provided.