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    Hille is offline Registered User
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    Tuition for seniors 60 years wise

    Hello, I found the following in Readers Digest Free Money, Free Stuff page 298. "Arkansas State Univ offers free tuition and credit for coursework. Idahos Boise State offers tuition at $5.00 per credit. Massachusetts waives tuitiona at public colleges and universities dependent on space." I have not researched the distance learning options in reference to the above but I am guessing it would work out. I have not reached that age of wisdom yet but feel this is a wonderful opportunity for some. Hille

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    senior tuition waivers

    It seems that Massachusetts limits these opportunities to undergraduate degrees: http://tiny.cc/9c5Nj

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    When I hit 60, taking college classes is probably going to be the furthest thing from my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hille View Post
    Hello, I found the following in Readers Digest Free Money, Free Stuff page 298. "Arkansas State Univ offers free tuition and credit for coursework. Idahos Boise State offers tuition at $5.00 per credit. Massachusetts waives tuitiona at public colleges and universities dependent on space." I have not researched the distance learning options in reference to the above but I am guessing it would work out. I have not reached that age of wisdom yet but feel this is a wonderful opportunity for some. Hille
    California State Univerity system has a similar program
    For example http://admissions.csusb.edu/nontradi...ver60pdc.shtml
    But for how long with CAs current budget problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hille View Post
    Hello, I found the following in Readers Digest Free Money, Free Stuff page 298. "Arkansas State Univ offers free tuition and credit for coursework. Idahos Boise State offers tuition at $5.00 per credit. Massachusetts waives tuitiona at public colleges and universities dependent on space." I have not researched the distance learning options in reference to the above but I am guessing it would work out. I have not reached that age of wisdom yet but feel this is a wonderful opportunity for some. Hille
    Hey there, if you are a resident of North Carolina and if you are 60 and above you can take continuing education courses for free. You just pay for the textbooks. Of course rumor has it that this rule will change after the budget is finalized and that the seniors will have to pay either half the cost of a continuing education course or for the course in its entirety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Anderson View Post
    California State Univerity system has a similar program
    For example http://admissions.csusb.edu/nontradi...ver60pdc.shtml
    The CSU 's also have a reduced $55 fee for Open University enrollment offer for people 50 and over who are willing to take classes on a space available no-credit audit basis.

    http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/mature/eldercollege.cfm

    But for how long with CAs current budget problems.
    I was kind of considering returning to my old SFSU, tell you the truth. Free degrees! How could somebody say no?

    http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/mature/over60.cfm

    Unfortunately, they might just end up eliminating the perks for geezers now that I'm finally becoming eligible for them, given the state's apocalyptic budget problems. The way things stand right now the programs still exist, but my understanding is that class-sections at all the CSU campuses are being trimmed back ruthlessly. Geezers register last, on a space-available basis, so there's probably going to be a lot fewer class openings available to them.

    (Luckily for me though, I'm attracted to the most arcane of classes, the kind of special-topics things that sometimes have trouble attracting enough students to avoid being canceled. No way I'd get a seat in something high-demand like Calculus I that's required by lots of majors.)

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    Usually these deals exclude we seniors who are out of state. If you know of any that give out of state seniors a break, please let me know!

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    over 60

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Anderson View Post
    California State Univerity system has a similar program
    For example http://admissions.csusb.edu/nontradi...ver60pdc.shtml
    But for how long with CAs current budget problems.
    Thanks very much. I never heard of this.

    I may do my MPH at a local CSU rather than distance if I can do it cheaply!

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    free CSU for over 60 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Anderson View Post
    California State Univerity system has a similar program
    For example http://admissions.csusb.edu/nontradi...ver60pdc.shtml
    But for how long with CAs current budget problems.
    Unfortunately, the "Over 60 is free program" does not appear to include most distance programs which, I am told, are self-supporting and do not receive funding from the State. Check with individual programs.

    On the other hand, it includes both undergrad and grad classes which may be taken for a degree. You get a seat, however, only if no paying student applies for it. This doesn't appear to be much of a problem in grad classes.

    Predictions are that this is the last year for the program because of budget cuts. However, most graduate programs admit students until 1 July for Fall semester so if you're quick like a bunny you just might make it. (I dunno if they would allow conditional admission for transcripts to catch up). They did agree to waive the GRE for me.

    Presumably, once you are in the "over 60" program, you can continue on those terms. You cannot use the on-line application and get the application fee waiver.

    In California, one never knows what will happen with the budget. Every year there are dire predictions that always are avoided somehow.

    BTW, non-Californians might wonder why the budget is such a mess. One reason is that much state income is from income taxes. When income declines, state revenue does also, while state obligations actually increase. I have heard that 50% of the state income tax is paid by 1% of the taxpayers and 50% of the "taxpayers" pay no income tax at all. If this is correct, it would certainly add to the instability.

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