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DC 37 Education Benefits

DC 37/CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) Labor Certificate & Degree Programs

The DC 37 Education Fund has partnered with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) to expand higher educational opportunities for union members with the goal of developing the next generation of union leaders. The Education Fund will cover tuition for 4 courses (up to 16 credits where applicable) in certificate and degree programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, excluding books and a one-time application fee required by CUNY.

Eligible members may opt to participate in one of the following tracks:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Relations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Community Relations
  • Graduate Certificate in Labor Relations
  • Master’s Degree in Labor Studies

For more information and admission requirements, please CLICK HERE.

For more information on tuition reimbursement, please CLICK HERE.

Course Schedule:
Fall 2024. REGISTER HERE
Deadline:
May 28

CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY

If you have previously been enrolled in the DC/37 CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) Labor Certificate & Degree Programs, please see below:

  • If you find it necessary to withdraw or suspend your attendance during the DC37 covered period of the program – please notify the Education Fund, as this may affect your participation eligibility. Returning members must re-submit an application with the DC37 Education Fund first before they can re-enroll in the program.
  • The DC37 Education Fund covers tuition for each of the specified 4 courses (up to 16 credits where applicable) only once. Members who need to repeat a course must do so at their own expense (Tuition reimbursement does not apply here).
  • Upon coverage fulfillment of the specified 4 courses (up to 16 credits where applicable) in the certificate and degree programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, you will have to explore alternative financial resources to support expenses for the remaining semesters (if any). We recommend seeking guidance from your financial advisor at CUNY- SLU to explore options such as scholarships, grants, loans, or payment plans that may be available to you. Your SLU financial advisor is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to provide personalized assistance and help you navigate the financial aspects of your education effectively. For assistance and to obtain additional information, contact Laura Meltzer, SLU’s coordinator of the DC 37 Labor Leadership Partnership at laura.meltzer@slu.cuny.edu.
  • District Council 37 Education Fund operates a Tuition Reimbursement Program which assists eligible members to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate education, member information HERE.
  • If you have questions or need assistance with your application, feel free to contact us at (212) 815-1700 or via email at labor-edfund@dc37.net.

NEW STUDENTS ONLY (NEVER BEEN ENROLLED IN PROGRAM)

Submit DC 37 Education Fund Benefits Application: Prior to applying to CUNY SLU, you must first complete the DC 37 Education Fund Application for your chosen/preferred certificate or degree program

Attend CUNY SLU/Education Fund information session: Follow-up information will be disseminated to eligible applicants, once confirmation has been achieved. Attendance to an information session is mandatory for entry into the program.

Complete CUNY SLU Application: Once you have attended the information session, proceed to www.slu.cuny.edu/admissions for instructions and to complete your CUNY SLU application. Make sure to follow the provided guidelines for submitting supporting documents and the required application fee ($70 for undergraduate level, $75 for graduate level).

If you’re considering applying, please keep the following key dates in mind:

  • Application Deadline: [For the Fall 2024 semester, CUNY SLU’s deadline is July 1, 2024]
  • Steps to Apply: Follow the steps outlined previously to ensure your eligibility and complete the application process on time.
  • For more information on tuition reimbursement, please CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, feel free to contact us at (212) 815-1700 or via email at Labor-EdFund@dc37.net.

After you apply, you will receive a copy of your application. Once eligibility has been checked, you will receive an email that will require you to confirm.
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