Low-Cost College Degree Programs

Save Money on Your College Education

The PEF Membership Benefits Program, in partnership with Edvance, provides all active, dues-paying PEF members, retirees, and their families, the opportunity to save money on an associate degree or certificate degree program. The degree programs are delivered 100% online, providing convenience in terms of accessibility, flexibility, and balancing home, family, and work commitments. Courses are only eight (8) weeks long with 24/7 access so you can work on assignments any time that works for you.


This benefit is available to all active, dues-paying PEF members, retirees and their:

  • Widows/widowers
  • Spouses and domestic partners
  • Children, including stepchildren and children-in-law (no age limits)
  • Grandchildren
  • Financial dependents
  • Siblings
  • Parents

The Right Degree is Waiting for You!

Take advantage of an educational opportunity at an affordable tuition. Edvance, PEF MBP’s union college benefit partner provides a network of institutions and programs that meet your academic, financial, and lifestyle needs. All eligible union members and their family members receive a discount off of tuition regardless of their financial eligibility or whether they complete the FAFSA or not.

  • In-demand Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs
  • Regionally accredited, transfer-friendly schools
  • Exclusive member discounts off tuition
  • 100% online programs built for adult learners, and anyone looking for an affordable education
  • 8-week sessions that allow students to get started fast
  • Best-fit school and program matching

Find your online degree program today

Edvance matches you with a growing number of regionally accredited institutions that align with your needs. Their expanding coast-to-coast network of colleges provides students with a regional choice and the opportunity to attend on-campus classes, as well as the ability to maximize available financial aids. Current participating institutions include:

  • William Woods University
  • Trine University
  • Herzing University
  • Cambridge College
  • South Eastern University

To enroll:

    • Visit the union college benefit website.
    • Complete the online form to be matched to the academic institution that best meets your academic goals, budget, and lifestyle.
    • Connect with an Edvance Student Success Coordinator who will provide support and guidance.
    • Once a match has been identified, complete your application to that institution.
    • Submit your FAFSA.
    • If accepted, register, enroll, and get ready to start class.
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