The Eastern Gateway Community College Free Associate’s Degree Program offers working families an accessible, debt-free and convenient higher education opportunity. Broward County PBA members and their spouses, children, financial dependents and grandchildren can all take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

Classes are online, which is ideal for busy adults. If you have to interrupt your studies because of a busy week at work, you can pick up where you left off with no penalties. Study anytime, anywhere, at your pace.

Eastern Gateway Community College Is Regionally Accredited

The Broward County PBA has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), a public, non-profit school in the University System of Ohio and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits you earn can transfer to other schools, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.

Zero Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Broward County PBA members and their families can earn an Associate’s Degree online with no out-of-pocket costs. A last dollar scholarship covers the difference between any federal grants and your tuition, fees and e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC).

Associate of Arts
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Fire Science
Professional Office Management
Discounted IT Degree Program

Business Management
Optional Embedded Certificates
Cyber Security
Data Science
Digital & Social Media
Environment & Conservation

Healthcare Management
Hospitality: Food & Beverage Management
Hospitality: Hotel & Event Management
Human Resources
IT Help Desk
Labor Studies
Programming & Development

Submit the federal FAFSA® form to apply for additional financial aid. Any federal grants you receive will be applied to your tuition and fees and textbooks first; the Student Success Grant will cover the rest.
EGCC FAFSA Code: 007275

Apply for admission to Eastern Gateway Community College by clicking on the link below and creating a login account. You can also call a EGCC Enrollment Advisor with any questions at 800-682-6553.


Submit their official high school transcript or official GED test score to:
Eastern Gateway Community College
Office of Admissions
110 John Scott Highway
Steubenville, OH 43952

Broward County PBA members and their family interested in the Free Bachelor’s Program will work with a EGCC enrollment advisor to guide them through this process.

The Free Associates’ Degree Program covers the cost of tuition, fees and books after any PELL or other federal grant, or employer reimbursement is applied. The remaining amount will be cleared with the Free College scholarship. As long as your financial aid file is complete, there is no cost to the student and students are never asked to take out any loans.