Saturday, February 27, 2010

California

     This has been a work in progress.  I have searched and only found a small amount of information.  I even called the California Department of Education and left a message with my e-mail address, and I am still waiting for a response.  If anyone can help me in my quest for educational waivers in the state of California it would be much appreciated.  This is all I have so far.

SeniorNet-www.seniornet.org  This is an international, volunteer-based nonprofit organization that provides low to no-cost computer courses to seniors that are 50 and over.  Their membership is $40.00 a year or $30.00 for renewal.  They have a large number of Learning Centers throughout the US and internationally.  They have developed an extensive curriculum of over 30 courses ranging from health care to graphic and multimedia design.  With a membership they provide discounted prices for these courses.

Norman Park Senior Center, Chula Vista
(619) 691-5086

MAAC Project Seniors on Broadway, Chula Vista
(619) 591-0062

Costa Mesa Senior Center, Costa Mesa-www.cmseniorcenter.org/senior_net.classes.htm
(949) 645-2356

Fallbrook Healthcare Foundation, Fallbrook
(760) 723-7570

La Mirada Adult Activity Center, La Mirada-http://www.lmseniornet.com/
(562) 902-3160

Sea Country Computer Learning Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5151

Eastmont Community Center, Oakland-http://www.eastmont.net/
(510) 382-0555

Ethel Macleod Hart Senior Center, Sacramento-http://www.hartcomputerclass.org/
(916) 264-5462

Sacramento NE
(916) 485-9572

Senior Net Learning Center of Almaden
(408) 268-1133

Senior Net Learning Center of Cypress
no phone listed

Willows Senior Center
(408) 448-6400







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Friday, February 5, 2010

Arkansas

"   Age Waiver. Act 678 of 1975. Waiver of tuition and fees for students who are sixty years of age or older.




Section 1. Hereafter, when any person sixty (60) years of age or older is admitted and enrolls as a student in any State-supported institution of higher learning in this State, the Board of Trustees of the institution or other appropriate institutions officials shall waiver all tuition charges and fees for such student. Students eligible for this waiver must pay all other charges, such as graduation fees, lab fees, special course fees, auto registration, change of schedule fee, etc. This waiver is offered on a space available basis. Courses offered through Continuing Education do not qualify for tuition waiver.



Section 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.



Section 3. It is hereby found and determined by the General Assembly that in many State-supported institutions of higher learning in the State, enrollment is at a low level and that some classes at such institutions are unusually small; that it is in the best interest of the citizens of this State that the educational opportunities at such institutions be made available to older citizens who wish to improve their education without the payment of tuition and fees normally charged students; that many older citizens would take advantage of the opportunity for furthering their education if such opportunity was made available without the necessity for paying tuition, and that such program would also be beneficial to the State-supported institutions in the State; that this Act is designed to permit such persons to attend college without the payment of tuition and fees and should be given effect at the earliest possible date. Therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. "(1)



1. citation :http://finance.astate.edu/policies/FA_Waiver_Tuition.html section- Finance and Administration subject-Waiver of Tuition and Fees   policy -  05-34   date 10/07/93
 
Arkansas offer its seniors a free education up to earning a degree.  Here is the list of participating colleges and their contact information:
 
Arkansas Northeastern College -http://www.anc.edu/
Financial Aid Office  (870) 762-1020
 
Arkansas State University - http://www.astate.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 972-2310
 
Arkansas State University Beebe - http://www.asub.edu/
Financial Aid Office  (501) 882-8845
 
Arkansas State University Mountain Home - http://www.asuhm.edu/
Campus  (870) 508-6105
 
Arkansas State University Newport - http://www.asun.edu/
Campus (870) 512-7800
 
Arkansas Tech University - http://www.atu.edu/
Financial Aid Office  (479) 968-0399
 
Black River Technical College - http://www.blackrivertech.org/
Financial Aid Office (870) 248-4000
 
Cossatot Community College - http://www.cccua.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 584-4471 ext: 1148,1128,1127,1118
 
Crowley's Ridge College - http://www.crc.edu/
Toll Free (800) 264-1096
Local (870) 236-6901
 
East Arkansas Community College - http://www.eacc.edu/
Campus (870) 633-4480
 
Henderson State University - www.hsu.edu
Financial Aid Office  (870) 230-5105
 
Mid-South Community College - http://www.midsouthcc.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 733-6729
 
National Park Community College - http://www.npcc.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 760-4237
 
North Arkansas College - http://www.northark.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 391-3266
 
Northwest Arkansas Community College - http://www.nwacc.edu/
Campus (479) 636-9222
 
Ouachita Technical College - http://www.otcweb.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 337-5000
Ozarka College - http://www.ozarka.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 368-2009
 
Phillips Community College - http://www.pccua.edu/
Financial Aid Office  (870) 338-6474
 
Pulaski Technical College - http://www.pulaskitech.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 812-2289 or (501) 812-2283
 
Rich Mountain Community College - http://www.rmcc.edu/
Financial Aid Office (479) 243-0739 ext.1420,1421
 
South Arkansas Community College - http://www.southark.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 862-8131  Toll Free (800) 955-2289
 
Southern Arkansas University - http://www.saumag.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 235-4023
 
Southeast Arkansas College - http://www.seark.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 543-5909
 
Southern Arkansas University Tech - http://www.sautech.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 574-4511, 4499,4469,4711
 
University of Arkansas-Fayettville- http://www.uark.edu/
Financial Aid Office (479) 575-3806
 
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith-http://www.uafortsmith.edu/
Financial Aid Office (479) 788-7090
 
University of Arkansas-Little Rock- http://www.ualr.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 569-3035
 
University of Arkansas-Monticello-http://www.uamont.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 460-1050 Toll Free (800) 226-2643
 
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff-http://www.uapb.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 575-8302
 
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville-http://www.uaccb.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 612-2036
 
University of Arkansas-Hope-http://www.uacch.edu/
Financial Aid Office (870) 722-8264
 
University of Arkansas-Morrilton-http://www.uaccm.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 354-7574
 
University of Arkansas for Medical Services-http://www.uams.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 686-6128
 
University of Central Arkansas-http://www.uca.edu/
Financial Aid Office (501) 450-5111
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Arizona

The Journal (Volume 15)
     This was a challenging research project for this state.  I have found some information after several days of searching and here it goes.


Arizona State University - http://www.asu.edu/
Tempe Campus (480) 935-3355
*Direct all questions for any campus here.  Retired employees and their spouses can attend college for 1-9 credit in the fall and 1-6 credits in the spring for $25.00.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute contact info: (602) 543-6440 for free classes for 50 and over.
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Northern Arizona University -http://www.nau.edu/
For Retired Employees go to http://hr.nau.edu/node/3046
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Financial Aid for info (928) 523-4951


University of Arizona - http://www.arizona.edu/
Contact info (520) 626-9039
 http://www.olli.arizona.edu/


Cochise College - http://www.cochise.edu/
Contact Info: 800.593.9567
Golden Apache Tuition Waiver information.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alaska

     If you are eligible to receive full social security benefits and you are a permanent resident of Alaska, then you are eligible to fill out the senior student waiver for free tuition.  There has to be an available seat in order for you to be accepted and you have to meet college requirements.  The following is a list of universities and their contact information.

University of Alaska Fairbanks - http://www.uaf.edu/
Scholarships  (907) 474-5898
* If using a waiver do not register until the 1st day of instruction.   You must meet age and college requirements and apply for scholarship by May 1st.  Waiver must be submitted at the Business Office.
Contact Info: 907.842.5901
@ Center for Distance Education - http://distance.uaf.edu/
Contact Info: 907.479.3444
Contact Info: 907.422.3400
@ Interior-Aleutians Campus - http://www.uaf.edu/iac/
Contact Info: 888.474.5207
@ Kuskokwim Campus - http://www.bethel.uaf.edu/
Contact Info: 907.543.4500
@ Northwest Campus - http://www.nwc.uaf.edu/
Contact Info:800.478.2202
@UAF Community and Technical College- http://www.ctc.uaf.edu/
Contact Info: 907.455.2800



University of Alaska Anchorage - http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/
Contact Info: 907.786.1800
@ Kenai Peninsula College - http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/KPC/
Contact Info: 877-262-0330 
@ Kodiak College - http://www.koc.alaska.edu/default.asp
Contact Info: 907.486.4161
@Matanuska-Susitna College - http://www.matsu.alaska.edu/
Student Services (907) 745-9746
* Seniors can only register during the late registration period.  You must complete a registration and waiver and provide proof of age and you must pay all additional fees.
Contact Info: 907.834.1600



University of Alaska Southeast - http://www.uas.alaska.edu/
Financial Aid Office (907) 796-6255
* You must apply by Sept. 1 for the fall quarter, January 1 for the spring quarter, and May 1 for the summer quarter.

Alaska Pacific University - http://www.alaskapacific.edu/
Financial Aid (907) 564-8341

Alaska Bible College - http://www.akbible.edu/
Contact 1-800-478-7884

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