The U.S. Department of Education has determined that the way scholarships are used in the Free College program to pay for students that are not eligible for Pell Grants conflicts with its requirements. Union Plus and its higher education partners disagree with this determination, and discussions are ongoing. However, unless and until the Department of Education changes its opinion, the program may not be offered in its current form.

If you are currently enrolled in the Free College Program at Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), and you have questions you can email EGCC at onlineteam@egcc.edu or call an EGCC Admissions Counselor at 1-833-465-2505 or the Financial Aid Help Desk at 1-833-465-2505, select option 2. 

Do you need help completing your FAFSA?  Contact the Springfield Promise Program at (413) 787-7100 Ext 55653

Do you have your Bachelors Degree, are interested in becoming a licensed educator in Springfield and are a Black or Latinx para-educator?  The Paradigm Shift can help you! 

Check out these colleges and universities to find the program that is right for you!

Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals