Excelsior College Partners with CSEA to Provide Education

Albany, NY – Excelsior College expanded an educational partnership with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and now all members of CSEA and their spouses or domestic partners are eligible for discounted tuition and fees. CSEA represents employees in state and local government as well as in school districts, child care, and the private sector in New York state.

“We are excited to help all CSEA members and their spouses/domestic partners achieve their educational goals to complete their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree,” stated James N. Baldwin, president of Excelsior College.

The educational partnership provides discounted tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate degree programs to all state, local, and private sector members and to their spouses or domestic partners. Previously, this benefit was only available to employees in state government positions who were eligible for tuition benefits and vouchers.

“CSEA makes every effort to create as many advancement opportunities for our members as possible,” said CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan. “Our new partnership with Excelsior College will give our members access to an affordable education to help advance their careers and improve their lives.”

Excelsior College will be traveling around the state educating members about this new benefit and recently attended CSEA’s annual delegates meeting.

“This is a great opportunity to expand awareness of the value Excelsior College can bring to CSEA members across the state and how they can achieve their educational goals,” said Kimberly Lourinia, regional director of strategic partnerships at Excelsior College.

Excelsior College has helped more than 177,000 adults earn degrees since its founding more than 45 years ago. To learn more about this partnership, visit the CSEA partner page.



Media Contact:

Alicia Jacobs, ajacobs@excelsior.edu, 518-464-8531


Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.

About CSEA:

The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is one of the largest and most influential unions in New York and the United States. CSEA has about 300,000 members and represents state, county, municipal, school district, child care, and private sector employees. Formed in 1910, CSEA has improved the lives of hardworking New Yorkers for more than 100 years and is the largest affiliate of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). For more information, go to CSEANY.org.