Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washington

RCW 28B.15.540





Consistent with the regulations and procedures established by the governing boards of the state universities, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College and the state board for community and technical colleges, each institution may for Washington residents who are sixty years of age or older:
(1) Waive, in whole or in part, the tuition and services and activities fees for students who qualify under this section and who are enrolled for credit, and
(2) Waive, in whole or in part, the tuition and services and activities fees for students who qualify under this section, but charge a nominal fee not to exceed five dollars per quarter, or semester, as the case may be, for such students who are enrolled on an audit basis: PROVIDED, That residents enrolling with fee exemptions under this section shall register for not more than two quarter or semester courses at one time on a space available basis, and no new course sections shall be created as a direct result of such registration: PROVIDED FURTHER, That such waivers shall not be available to students who plan to use the course credits gained thereby for increasing credentials or salary schedule increases: PROVIDED FURTHER, That enrollment information concerning fee exemptions awarded under this section shall be maintained separately from other enrollment information but shall not be included in official enrollment reports: PROVIDED, That persons who enroll pursuant to provisions of this section shall not be considered for any purpose in determining student-teacher ratio, nor for any purpose relating to enrollment totals, nor any other statistic which would affect budgetary determinations. Persons enrolling under the provisions of this section shall have, in equal with all other students, access to course counseling services and shall be subject to all course prerequisite requirements.
[1992 c 231 § 16; 1985 c 390 § 29; 1975 1st ex.s. c 157 § 2.]


NOTES:
Effective date1992 c 231: See note following RCW 28B.10.016.
Purpose1975 1st ex.s. c 157: "In recognition of the worthwhile goal of making education a lifelong process, it is the declared desire of the legislature to promote the availability of postsecondary education for the state's older residents." [1975 1st ex.s. c 157 § 1.]

source---  Washington state legislature  http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28B.15.540


Universities

University of Washington - https://www.washington.edu
Contact Info  206-543-2100
Senior Citizen Access Program

Washington State University - https://wsu.edu/
Contact info  509-335-3564
Senior Citizen Audit Program waiver 






Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Virginia

"Senior Citizens Higher Education Act

Section §23-38.56 of the Code of Virginia (also known as the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act) states that Virginians age 60 and older may take college courses without paying tuition. Older citizens may register for and enroll in courses in any state institution of higher education (subject to the admission requirements of the institution) as a full-time or part-time student for academic credit if their federal taxable income does not exceed $15,000 per year. The State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) has details of the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver.
Virginians age 60 and older, regardless of income, may register for and audit courses in any Virginia institution of higher education. Students may have to pay for course materials and laboratory fees. For more information, contact the admissions office of the state college or university nearest you. SCHEV offers a listing of state colleges and universities."
                                                                                -SECTION 23-38.56 of the Code of                                                                                         Virginia
                                                                     http://www.vda.virginia.gov/eldereducation.asp

Public Universities

University of Virginia's College at Wisehttp://www.uvawise.edu/
Contact Info  276-328-0100
Senior Tuition Forms 

Christopher Newport Universityhttp://cnu.edu/
Contact Info  797-594-7000
Senior Information   (page 5)

College of William & Maryhttp://www.wm.edu/
Contact Info  757-221-4000
Information for Senior Citizens

George Mason Universityhttps://www2.gmu.edu
Contact Info  703-993-1000
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

James Madison Universityhttp://www.jmu.edu/
Contact Info  540-568-5681
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

Longwood Universityhttp://www.longwood.edu/
Contact Info  434-395-2000
Senior Citizen Tuiton Waiver Info

Norfolk State Universityhttps://www.nsu.edu
Contact Info  757-823-8600
Senior Citizen Waiver Form

Old Dominion Universityhttp://www.odu.edu/
Contact Info   757-683-3000
Senior Citizen Waiver Form

University of Mary Washingtonhttp://www.umw.edu/
Contact Info   540-654-1000
Senior Citizen Tuition Information 

University of Virginiahttp://www.virginia.edu/
Contact Info  434-924-0311
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form

Virginia Commonwealth Universityhttp://www.vcu.edu/
Contact Info    804-828-0100
Senior Citizen Higher Education Program

Virginia Techhttp://www.vt.edu/
Contact info  540-231-6000
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Forms


Virginia State Universityhttp://www.vsu.edu/
Contact Info   804-524-5000
Senior Citizen information  page (4 of 18) Actually page 39 of entire document.



Community Colleges

Blue Ridge Community College -  http://www.brcc.edu/
Contact info  540-234-9261
50+ Class info

Central Virginia Community College - http://www.cvcc.vccs.edu/ 
Contact info   434-832-7600
General knowledge classes info
Tuition Waiver and discount info for senior citizens 

Dabney S. Lancaster Community Collegehttp://www.dslcc.edu/
Contact info  541-261-1211
Senior tuition info 

Danville Community Collegehttp://www.dcc.vccs.edu/
Contact info   434-797-2222
Senior Citizen Tuition waiver forms

Eastern Shore Community Collegehttp://es.vccs.edu/
Contact info   757-789-1789
Senior Citizen Tuition waiver forms 

Germanna Community Collegehttp://www.germanna.edu/
Contact info   540-891-3000
Senior Citizen Tuition waiver forms

Reynolds Community Collegehttp://www.reynolds.edu/
Contact info   804-371-3000
Senior Citizen Tuition waiver info 

John Tyler Community Collegehttp://www.jtcc.edu/
Contact info  804-796-4000
Senior Citizen Tuition wiaver info 

Mountain Empire Community Collegehttp://www.mecc.edu/
Contact Info   276-523-2300
Senior Citizen Tuition waiver info

New River Community Collegehttp://www.nr.edu/
Contact Info   540-674-3600
Senior Citizen Tuition forms

Northern Virginia Community Collegehttp://www.nvcc.edu/
Contact Info   703-323-3000
Senior Citizen eligibility Forms

Patrick Henry Community Collegehttp://www.patrickhenry.edu/
Contact Info   276-638-8777
Senior Citizen Information 

Piedmont Virginia Community Collegehttp://www.pvcc.edu/
Contact Info  434 977 3900
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Info

Rappahannock Community Collegehttps://www.rappahannock.edu/
Contact Info  804 758 6700
Senior Info  (halfway down page) 

Southwest Virginia Community Collegehttp://sw.edu/
Contact Info    276 964 7238
Senior Citizen Tuition Information

Thomas Nelson Community Collegehttp://tncc.edu/
Contact Info   757 825 2700
Senior Citizens Information page

Tidewater Community Collegehttp://www.tcc.edu/
Contact Info   757-822-1122
Senior Citizens Tuition Discount 

Virginia Western Community Collegehttp://www.virginiawestern.edu/
Contact Info   540-857-8922
Senior Citizens information




Monday, November 2, 2015

Other Educational Sources for Seniors

     A few months back I missed an extraordinary opportunity to write a few pages about this site in a newly released book.  I had not been posting in a while due to personal reasons, and so I missed this email from an expert in tuition waivers and discounts for all age groups.  Anywhere that I can find information to save you money while pursuing yours goals, whether it be my website or someone else's, I will always pass that information along.  Hopefully these collections of resources will help you as well as your children and grandchild.
     As I was saying, I received this email about my website.  I decided to do a little research on this person.  Her name is Jennifer Cook DeRosa and she is a mother of four sons whom she homeschooled.  She is an award winning chef.  Her love for cooking didn't stop there because she launched a culinary degree program at her local community college.  Furthermore, she spent the next 20 years dedicating her life to higher education administration advising and instructing students. She is also that author of two books in the education arena.  She did as we all did to pay for her culinary degree.  However, she used the techniques taught in her book to earn subsequent degrees.  In this particular book, she has dedicated an entire chapter on senior citizens seeking credit or non-credit courses tuition free.  The book is called Completely Free Colleges.  She has also written Homeschooling for College Credit.  I will post a link for you to acquire these books.  You can also find her on Facebook.  Just search Completely Free Colleges and you will see the many resources listed there.  Here are the links to get you started with your search.  I hope this helps.






Other resources:

Staying healthy over 50

 - Falls and Older adults

 - 22 Senior health risk calculators for healthy aging

 -  Health information for older adults

 - Health and You: Seniors and swimming

 - Planning your Doctor visit

 - Fire prevention preparedness for Seniors

 - Eldercare Locator

 - Caretakers guide to moving seniors into a facility



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