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     If you are over 60 and have a love for learning it is possible that you can earn your first or next degree for free, or a least at a discounted price.  Most if not all states offer free or reduced rates for seniors interested in returning to college.  I am putting together a comprehensive list of the colleges offering discounted or free tuition for you complete with contact information.  If I miss something please feel free to leave me a comment and I will add the information you submit.  Some colleges only offer classes for audit and only if there is a seat available.  You should contact the financial aid office of the college or university you are interested in to find out what they offer and what requirements that you have to meet.  If you do not qualify for a grant or scholarship, then ask your tax advisor about the $10,000.00 Lifetime Learning Credit.  Remember that you are never to old to learn something new and attending college is just one of the many ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
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New York

I have not successfully found a specific statute or law reguarding senior citizens recieving tuition waivers or discounts.  Many colleges offer discounted tuition, tuition waivers for auditing courses, and various educational opportunities for senior citizens.  Check the list below and click on links that have additional information regarding educational opportunities.

City of University of New York
Senior Colleges and Graduate Schools

Baruch College - http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/
Contact Info: 646.312.1000
Discount tuition fee information for senior citizens.

Brooklyn College - http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/index.php
Contact Info: 718.951.5000
Discount tuition fee information for senior citizens.

The City College of New York - http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/
Contact Info: 212.650.7000
Discounted tuition information for senior citizens.

College of Staten Island - http://www.csi.cuny.edu/
Contact Info: 718.982.2000
Tuition waiver information for senior citizens.

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Georgia

According to the Constitution for the State of Georgia Article VIII. Section VII. Paragraph IV.   Waiver of tuition .


“The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia shall be authorized to establish programs allowing attendance at units of the University System of Georgia without payment of tuition or other fees, but the General Assembly may provide by law for the establishment of any such program for the benefit of elderly citizens of the state . “

http://www.reg.uga.edu/registration/person_62_or_older

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College - http://www.abac.edu/
Info: 800.733.3653
Senior Citizen Tuition Forms

Albany State University - http://www.asurams.edu/
Info: 229.430.4600
Senior Discount Information


Armstrong Atlantic State College - http://www.armstrong.edu/
Info: 912.344.3243
Senior Discount Information

Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta - http://www.atlm.edu/
Info: 404.756.4000

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Info: 706.733.7043
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Connecticut

"WHEREAS, Certain tuition waivers are prescribed by statute, other tuition and fee waivers are authorized by the Board, and... 3. Senior Citizen (62 or older -part-time) -A full waiver of the Extension fee (summer and winter sessions) is authorized for any Connecticut resident sixty-two years or older providing that at the end of the regular registration period there is space available in the course(s) in which they intend to enroll,

4. Senior Citizen (62 or older -full-time) -A waiver of the University Fee is authorized for any Connecticut resident sixty-two years or older who is enrolled in a degree-granting program pursuant to the provisions of Section 10a-99 ofthe CGS,"

1. citation: http://www.ct.edu/files/resolutions/09-070.pdf   Excerpt from the Connecticut State University System - RESOLUTION concerning TUITION AND FEE WAIVER AUTHORIZATIONS October 8, 2009.
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