Other Benefits

Housing

College-Owned Apartments

College-owned apartments are occasionally available, contact Marc Donovan, Facilities Services at (518) 388-6181 for more information.

College Park Home Loan Assistance Program

The College Park Home Loan Assistance Program was established to offer assistance to employees who purchase a home in College Park. The College will provide a maximum of $5,000 in the form of a forgivable loan (at the rate of 20% per year) to pay for required contract deposits, appraisals, inspections and other related closing costs. This benefit is available to full time employees with two years of service. See your Staff/Administrative/Faculty Manual for more details.

Realtor Services

If you are in need of real estate services, Union College recommends the following agents:

Keller Williams Capital District

Marion DeSantis, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

935 New Loudon Rd, Latham NY 12110

(518) 378-2200, MarionSellsHomesNY@gmail.com

https://www.marionsellsny.com/

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Blake, Realtors

Stephanie Cuva, Director of Relocation

8 Airline Drive-Suite 104, Albany, NY 12205

(518) 452-4298 Ext. 1301, Office (518) 935-2555, scuva@bhhsblake.com

The following are a few websites that should be helpful in locating an apartment in Schenectady or the Capital Region:

Computer Loan

The College encourages technology awareness by its employees. Full-time employees, after one year of service, may receive a pay advance (up to $2,250) to purchase one piece of equipment which may be a laptop, a desktop computer, or an IPAD. The advance may also include a printer and/or operating software. Purchases may be through the College Bookstore or an outside vendor. Pay advances are repaid through payroll deductions over a maximum twenty four (24) month period. Employees who request a pay advance to purchase this technology or equipment will receive a written notice detailing the terms and conditions of repayment. Employees are eligible for more than one pay advance for this purpose in the course of their employment following repayment of any previous pay advance. Please contact Joanne Herrick, (518) 388-6105 for an appointment.

Credit Unions

Employees of the College are eligible to become members of the First New York Federal Credit Union or Broadview Federal Credit Union, A Division of CAP COM and SEFCU. Both Credit Unions offer interest-varying savings accounts and also makes loans. Arrangements must be made directly with the Credit Union for any of the services they offer. It is possible to have payroll deductions made for deposit to your Credit Union savings account. Those arrangements, too must be made directly with the Credit Union.