As a member of the WPEA/UCFW Local 365, you are eligible for benefits that can save you thousands. One of those includes the possibility for you and/or your loved ones to earn an Associate’s Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College with absolutely no out-of-pocket costs or need for loans. This benefit is available exclusively to UFCW members, retired members, and family of members, including children, spouses, grandchildren, domestic partners, and dependents.
Best of all, the UFCW Free College Benefit is designed to help you balance work and home life. You can attend school part-time or full-time – whichever fits your schedule. All you need to get started is a high school degree or GED, there are no entrance exams to worry about. To find out more about enrollment and programs offered please visit www.ufcw.org/college.
WPEA Training & Education Fund
WPEA is committed to providing their members with the opportunity to improve their lives. Through a combination of online courses, quarterly meetings, and an agency service project, we will help you take the next step in your career. Skilled trade, administrative, and IT training is now available. Contact WPEA Training Coordinator John Littel for more information and a personalized education plan. Realizing your career goals is just an email away!
Don't forget to check out our scholarships page to find out even more ways to make obtaining a degree more affordable.
Learn a Foreign Language - For Free
WPEA/UFCW members can learn a foreign language online for free.
To get started, please visit http://www.ufcw.org/members/language to fill out an inquiry form. It may take a few days to verify your WPEA/UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you will receive an email that explains how to login to and begin taking free foreign language classes.
We created this program in partnership with Powerspeak Languages because they offer a self-guided platform that allows someone to learn the language of their choosing at their own pace. By using this program, WPEA/UFCW members will be able to learn Spanish, French, English, German, and/or Mandarin.
Thank you for being a member of the WPEA/UFCW union family. We are proud to offer you this free foreign language benefit and we hope you enjoy it.
Qualify for Loan Forgiveness
As government employees WPEA members are be eligible for PLSF. Under PSLF, members would have to apply and make qualifying payments for 10 years. For more information please click here.