College Courses

The Education Fund provides support for General Education classes and prerequisites as well as fully funded certificate and degree Career Pathway programs that can accelerate careers in healthcare.

College Courses support is now provided through Regional Educational Providers to eligible members who are accepted to receive the following:


  • Financial assistance — Prepaid tuition, required fees, and required textbooks/e-books.
  • Career Guidance — Education Fund Career Counselors assist with education plans.
  • Academic Support — provides up to 2 hours per week of live one-on-one tutoring for approved classes. Learn more.
  • Online Preparation — Resources available to help you navigate the online learning environment.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible for College Courses support through the Education Fund, if you:

  • Work in a bargaining unit position for which an Employer has agreed to make contributions to the Fund.
  • Have completed your probationary period.
  • Are a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements and prerequisites for the class for which they are supported through the Education Fund.

Please Note: If you are an on-call or per diem applicant, you MUST submit documentation to verify that you have worked a minimum of two (2) shifts per month for the last six (6) months. Please be prepared with the required documents when applying.

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not accepting applications for this Education Fund program. (We may have limited availability for members in the Northwest, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico and we encourage you to login to MyEdFund to check availability.)

We anticipate a high level of interest and limited availability again in 2023, and we encourage you to create an individualized educational plan for 2023 with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.