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Education for Senior Citizens

STATE by STATE Seniors' Education Opportunities


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.

State Index


Alaska

Alaska Geriatric Education Center:
North to the Future of Life Long Learning & Aging
http://www.alaskagec.org
https://www.alaska.edu

Anchorage: Nine Star Education and Employment Services
http://www.ninestar.com

Anchorage: The Anchorage Senior Activities Center
http://www.anchorageseniorcenter.org

Alabama

The Alabama Community College System
find a college near you
http://www.accs.cc

State of Alabama Financial Aid Programs
http://www.ache.state.al.us/StudentAsst/Programs.htm

University of Alabama
http://education.ua.edu

Arkansas

Arkansas Geriatric Education Mentors & Scholars (AR-GEMS)
http://www.agec.org

Little Rock: University of Arkansas
http://ualr.edu/registration/index.php/

Northwest Arkansas:
The Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education
http://www.schmiedingcenter.org

 

Arizona

Central Arizona College - Lifelong Learning
http://www.centralaz.edu

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a non-profit organization created to meet the needs of individuals 50 years of age and older who have a love of learning and wish to pursue it with other like-minded individuals. OLLI maybe found at the following:

 

California

California Depatment of Education
Find a school near you:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ae/ds

Long Beach: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
at California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/centers/olli

Palo Alto: Alamo Colleges
http://www.accd.edu/pac/htm/Community/ce/senior_citizens.htm
Palo Alto College offers various courses for senior
citizens at no cost where space is available, so you'll
need to contact the Program Manager there and
register on the first day of class.

San Luis Obispo: Cal Poly
Continuing Education and University Outreach
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
http://www.continuing-ed.calpoly.edu/faq/policies.htmll

Colorado

Connecticut

Senior Citizens' Program
http://www.ctohe.org

Delaware

University of Delaware
http://www.udel.edu/ExecVP/polprod/3-17.html

Florida

University of West Flordia
http://uwf.edu/registrar/senior_POPup.cfm

Georgia

Hawaii

University of Hawaii
http://www.hawaii.edu/diversity/about/programs/scvp.htm

Idaho

Lewis-Clark State College
http://www.lcsc.edu/controllersoffice/tuition-fees.htm

Illinois

Oakton Community College
http://www.oakton.edu/cont_ed/all/registration.html
In Des Plaines, IL offers continuing education for
seniors at half price. There are specific requirements,
so check with Oakton online at the link above


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
http://www.siue.edu/financialaid/forms.shtml
Offering a wide variety of leisure learning, non-credit
programs for as low as $69 per couple. Dance in
ballet, swing, ballroom and latin styles, T'ai-Chi
Ch'uan beginner and advanced classes, and much
more are available to senior citizens.

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Indiana

Purdue University
www.purdue.edu/...g/Senior Citizens Tuition Exemption.pdf

Iowa

North Iowa Area Community College
http://www.niacc.edu/community-and-continuing-education/continuing-education/lifelong-learning-institute/

Kansas

Wichita State University
http://webs.wichita.edu/?.....p=/policies/#srcitizenwaiver

Labette Community College
http://www.labette.edu/catalog/Tuition_and_fees.pdf

Kentucky

University of Louisville
http://louisville.edu/vpf/bursar/student/payment.htm

Louisiana

Louisiana Delta Community College
http://www.ladelta.edu/financialAid/institutionalAid.asp

Maine

Maine Elder Services
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/resource/educate.htm

UMaine Center on Aging
http://mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/programs/overview

Husson University
http://www.husson.edu

Maryland

University of Maryland University College
http://www.umuc.edu/studserv/ugp_ss/ugpapply.html#GID

Massachusetts

Mount Wachusett Community College
http://www.mwcc.mass.edu/PDFs/bulletin.pdf

Michigan

Lansing Community College
http://www.lcc.edu/schedule/...../tuition_fees.aspx

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Minnesota

Lake Superior College
http://www.lsc.edu/..../student-payment-office/fees/

University of Minnesota Rochester
http://www.r.umn.edu

Mississippi

Pearl River Community College,
http://www.prcc.edu/

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1730000091.HTM

Missouri State University
http://adultstudents.missouristate.edu/msu62.htmm

Montana

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
http://www.msugf.edu/....../SeniorCitizens.pdf

Nebraska

Grace University
http://www.graceuniversity.edu/

Chadron State College
http://www.csc.edu/files/senior-citizen-tuition-waiver/

Nebraska State College System
http://www.nscs.edu.....Policy%203400.pdf

Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
http://seniorprograms.unlv.edu/

Truckee Meadows Community College
http://www.tmcc.edu/wdce/faq/

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire
http://www.learn2.unh.edu/tuition/seniorcitizens.html

New Jersey

RU Education for Seniors


RU Senior Education  Rutgers University
This special program was created by the
Rutgers University Board of Governors to permit
retired New Jersey residents, age 62 or older, to
attend courses on a space-available, noncredit basis.
There are no tuition costs for auditing
http://ucm.rutgers.edu/about/senior-citizen-audit-program


Academy for Lifelong Learning
http://www.ocean.edu/conted/academy_for_lifelong_learning.htm
Provides quality educational programs for adults 55
and over to enhance their intellectual, physical, and
personal well being in a friendly and flexible
environment. Most programs for seniors are offered
with a $10 registration fee.

New Mexico

Senior Citizen Reduced Tuition Act
http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/..../title05/05.007.0019.htm

Central New Mexico Community College
http://www.cnm.edu/depts/...../tuitionfeesresidency.php

New Mexico State University
nmsu.edu/~registra/PDF/FALL2011_Final.pdf

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New York

New York Institute of Technology
http://www.nyit.edu/tuition/

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/ooa/apply/seniorcit.html

Stony Brook University
http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/lifelong/auditing.html

Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/..../tuition-fees-10-11.html

North Carolina

Durham Technical Community College
http://www.durhamtech.edu/html/prospective/tuition.htm

North Carolina Community College System
http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/

North Dakota

Osher Life Long Learning Institute
http://olli.und.edu/

North Dakota University System
http://www.ndus.edu/.......?PID=24&SID=9&printable=1/

Ohio

Belmont College
http://belmontcollege.edu/

Bowling Green State University
http://www.bgsu.edu/

Central Ohio Technical College
http://www.cotc.edu/

Central State University
http://www.centralstate.edu/

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/

Clark State Community College
http://www.clark.cc.oh.us/

Cleveland State University
http://www.csuohio.edu/

Columbus State Community College
http://www.cscc.edu/

Cuyahoga Community College
http://www.tri-c.edu/

Eastern Gateway Community College
http://www.egcc.edu/

Edison Community College
http://www.edisonohio.edu/

Hocking College
http://www.hocking.edu/

James A. Rhodes State College
http://www.rhodesstate.edu/

Kent State University
http://www.kent.edu/

Lakeland Community College
http://lakelandcc.edu/

Lorain County Community College
http://www.lorainccc.edu/

Marion Technical College
http://www.mtc.edu/

Miami University
http://www.miami.muohio.edu/

North Central State College
http://www.ncstatecollege.edu/

Northwest State Community College
http://www.nscc.cc.oh.us/

Ohio State University
http://osumarion.osu.edu/..../traditions_spring_2011.pdf

Ohio University
http://www.ohiou.edu

Owens Community College
https://www.owens.edu/

Shawnee State University
http://www.shawnee.edu/

Sinclair Community College
http://www.sinclair.edu/

Southern State Community College
http://www.sscc.edu/

Stark State College
http://www.starkstate.edu/

Terra Community College
http://www.terra.edu/

The Ohio State University
http://www.osu.edu/

University of Akron
http://www.uakron.edu/

University of Cincinnati
http://www.uc.edu/

University of Rio Grande and
Rio Grande Community College
http://www.rio.edu/

University of Toledo
http://www.utoledo.edu/

Washington State Community College
http://www.wscc.edu/

Wright State University
http://www.wright.edu/

Youngstown State University
http://www.ysu.edu/

Zane State College
http://www.zanestate.edu/

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University
http://www.osuokc.edu/scholarships/college.aspx

Oklahoma Panhandle State University
http://www.opsu.edu/Academics/?page=Regulations

Oregon

University of Oregon
http://registrar.uoregon.edu/current_students/auditing_courses

Oregon State University
http://summer.oregonstate.edu/tuition/chart.htm

Portland State University
http://www.pdx.edu/admissions/other-applicant

Oregon College of Art and Craft
http://www.ocac.edu
Offers adults age 65+ a 20% discount off tuition on any
Studio School Adult Continuing Education classes or
workshops. Choose from a variety of courses taught by
professional artists from around the country that range
from one day to 12 weeks long in Book Arts, Ceramics,
Drawing/Painting, Fibers, Metals, Photography, Wood or
Sculpture. They also host an affordably-priced workshop/
lecture package for adults 50 and better
called “Exploration” each summer.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County Community College
http://www.luzerne.edu/workforce/alta.jsp

Community College of Philadelphia
http://ccp.edu/college-catalog/admissions-information#senior

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State
http://olli.centreconnect.org/

Villanova University
http://www.villanova.edu/vpaa/....../enrichment.htm

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Osher   http://www.clemson.edu/OLLI/

OLLI is a membership organization whose mission
is to provide opportunities for Seasoned Adult
Learners to further their knowledge in both
academic and recreational pursuits in a format that
best suits their lifestyles through courses taught for
the joy of learning. 

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South Dakota

Black Hills State University
http://www.sdbor.edu/students/redtuit_65older.htm

Dakota State University
http://www.sdbor.edu/students/redtuit_65older.htm

Northern State University
http://www.sdbor.edu/students/redtuit_65older.htm

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
http://www.sdbor.edu/students/redtuit_65older.htm

South Dakota State University
http://www.sdbor.edu/students/redtuit_65older.htm

The University of South Dakota
http://www.sdbor.edu/students/redtuit_65older.htm

Tennessee

University of Tennessee
http://www.nscc.edu/.....fee-waivers-and-discounts/

University of Memphis
http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/seniors-disabled.php

University of Tennessee
http://registrar.tennessee.edu/forms/senior_citizens.....pdf

Pellissippi State Community College
http://www.pstcc.edu/..../waiver.html

Texas

University of Houston
http://www.uh.edu/financial/payment/Fee-Waivers/index.php

Utah

University of Utah - Continuing Education
http://continue.utah.edu/hb60.php

Salt Lake Community College
http://www.slcc.edu/..../senior-citizens.aspx

Vermont

Community College of Vermont
http://www.ccv.edu/....index.html

Vermont State Colleges
http://www.vsc.edu/about-vsc/VSC_Policies/..Senior Citizens.pdf

Virgina

University of Virginia
www.virginia.edu/studentaccounts/forms/Senior%20Waiver.pdf

Virginia Tech
http://graduateschool.vt.edu/....Senior_Citizens_Request.pdf

Washington

Washington State University Vancouver
http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/ss/handbook/fee.html

University of Washington
http://www.washington.edu/....tuition_exempt_reductions.html

Bellevue College
http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/tuition/waivers/

West Virginia

West Virginia University
http://www.arc.wvu.edu/admissions/senior_citizen.html

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
http://waukesha.uwc.edu/....Senior-Citizens.aspx

Wyoming

Laramie County Community College
http://lccc.wy.edu/academics/services/adultEducation

University of Wyoming
http://www.uwyo.edu/....catalog/admiss_other.html

Western Wyoming Community College
https://www.wwcc.wy.edu/..../SeniorWaiver.pdf

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