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Class of Now: Reasons to Go Back to School

Many of us think of our school days fondly, often for reasons that have little to do with our classroom experience. We think of football games, band concerts, drama productions, dances, or parties. However, these events and occasions have something in common with the mere classroom time we seem to forget: they all brought us together with our fellow students.

These memories of people coming together can remind us of a good reason to return our education. Often, the process of growing older can isolate us from each other. As our friends pursue their own destinies, we can lose touch and find ourselves ultimately lacking the human contact we need to survive. Taking classes, particularly at local community colleges, can remedy that problem, bringing us into respectful interaction with all sorts of interesting people. In this way, going back to school—the sheer act of going—can invigorate a life by coming together with like-minded others.

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Did you know that taking a class in just about any subject can improve your cognitive abilities, rejuvenate your memory, and have fun all at the same time? Recent scientific studies clearly show that senior citizens who stay mentally active enjoy all of these rewards.

Challenging our brains to grow new cells can take place at any age. For that matter, we can build new connections which help our problem-solving abilities as well as memory. The more its used the better the brain grows and does.

Seniorresource.com has been in an ongoing search for free and low-cost educational opportunities for senior citizens and have found numerous opportunities to report.

Don't forget to ask your tax advisor about Uncle Sam's $10,000 lifetime senior citizen deduction for higher education!

For example, Oklahoma does offer state-authorized tuition waivers as well as discounts to senior citizens wishing to educate themselves at its public colleges and universities. However be sure and discuss your needs and goals with the admissions department of the institution you desire to attend.

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Senior Education Opportunities

STATE by STATE Seniors' Education Opportunities

These opportunities break down by age, number of credits allowed each year at the waived or reduced tuition rates, and many states offer these rate reductions "by institution". That is to say in some states each community college, state college, or university will have unique, if somewhat similar senior citizen tuition waiver policies, so you need to check in your area. If they are outside your area, but in a state where you have family and friends who could use such a tremendous tool for staying active, engaged, and healthy be sure and let your family members and friends in these locations know about the opportunity.


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Alaska
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New Jersey
  • RU Senior Education =============RU Education for Seniors

    • Rutgers University

      • This program New Jersey residents, age 62+, to attend courses on a space-available, noncredit basis. No cost to audit.


    • Academy for Lifelong Learning
        • Quality adult educational programs. Most are offered with a $10 registration fee.

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