College Courses

The Education Fund provides support for General Education classes and prerequisites through our College Courses program.

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 — offers live one-on-one tutoring for approved classes and is available on a limited basis to select participants. (Inquire with your career counselor.)
  • Online Preparation — Resources available to help you navigate the online learning environment.

Regional Educational Providers

The Education Fund currently works with the following Regional Education Providers to offer our College Courses program. (Program spaces are limited and availability varies by provider. Please register/login to MyEdFund to see available options.)

Available in all regions

  • Southern California University of Health & Sciences


Southern California

  • Coastline College – General
  • Coastline College Extended Learning Division
  • West Los Angeles College
  • Moorpark College
  • Ventura College
  • Oxnard College


Northern California

  • American River College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Contra Costa College
  • Coastline College Extended Learning Division

Northwest Region

  • Portland Community College
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Clatsop Community College
  • Oregon Coast Community College


Nevada Region

  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Coastline College Extended Learning Division


Colorado Region

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Community College of Denver
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Coastline College Extended Learning Division

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.

How to Apply

If you meet the above Eligibility criteria to apply for this program, you must schedule an appointment with your Education Fund Career Counselor. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.