Tuesday, November 10, 2015


"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

Public Universities

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

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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