Friday, March 26, 2010

Connecticut

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"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.

    According to Connecticut state statue senior citizens can take college classes and earn a degree tuition free.  There are over 3,000 seniors actively taking advantage of this law.  Here is your list of contacts for your local universities and community colleges.  So go sign up the next semester and get enrolled.


University of Connecticut-http://www.bursar.uconn.edu/
* Senior citizens may audit undergraduate courses on a non-credit basis for $15.00/semester provided there is space available.  Seniors citizens seeking a degree do not have to pay tuition, but university and activity fees do apply.
 Contact Info :
@Storrs  860. 486.4830
@Avery Point Campus  860.405.9017
@Stamford Campus   203.251.8444
@Tri -Campus 
  1.  Hartford 860.570.9020
  2. Torington 860.626.6805
  3. Waterbury 203.236.9807
Connecticut State University System -http://www.ctstateu.edu/
*This university system waives tuition for credit, non-credit, and Summer Extension Fund Offerings.  University and activity fees do apply.

Central Connecticut - www.bursar.ccsu.edu/waivers.htm
Contact Info: 860.832.2256

Eastern Connecticut - http://www.easternet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.465.5255

Southern Connecticut - www.southernet.edu
Contact Info: 203.392.8888

Western Connecticut - http://www.wcsu.edu/
Contact Info: 203.837.9204 or 203.837.9206

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13 Community Colleges:

Asnuntuck Community College- www.acc.commnet.edu/registration/index.html
Contact Info: 860.253.3017
Senior citizen tuition waiver information at this institution.

Capital Community College- http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.906.5123
No tuition waiver information for senior citizens found.

Charter Oak State College - http://www.charteroak.edu/
Contact Info: 860.832.3800
No tuition waiver information for senior citizens found.

Gateway Community College- http://www.gwcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 203.285.2000
@Longwharf Campus 203.285.2010 
@North Haven Campus 203.285.2010
No tuition waiver information for senior citizens found.

Housatonic Community College- http://www.hcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 203.332.5100
Senior citizen tuition waiver information at this institution.

Manchester Community College- http://www.mcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.512.3220
No tuition waiver information for senior citizens found.

Middlesex Community College- http://www.mxcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.343.5720 ext. 5724
Senior Citizen tuition waiver information for this institution.
Naugatuck Valley Community College - http://www.nvcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 203.596.8672
Senior Citizen tuition waiver information for this institution.

Northwestern Connecticut Community College- http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.738.6314
No tuition waiver for senior citizens found.

Norwalk Community College - http://www.ncc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 203.857.7046
Senior citizen tuition waiver information at this institution.

Quinebaug Valley Community College- http://www.qvcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.412.7200
Senior citizen tuition waiver information at this institution.

Three Rivers Community College - http://www.trcc.commnet.edu/
Contact Info: 860.383.5253
Senior citizen tuition waiver information at this institution.


Tunxis Community College-http://tunxis.commnet.edu/
 Contact Info: 860.255.3546
No tuition waiver information for senior citizens found.


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Colorado

Colorado State University-http://registrar.colostate.edu/students/registration/seniorcitizen.aspx                        Registrar's Office (970) 491-7148
* If you are 62 years or older you may attend the university on a space available basis at no cost.  You are required to fill out the Senior Citizens Class Visitation Request that can be found at the aforementioned link.

University of Colorado-Boulder-http://www.colorado.edu/
Contact (303) 492-3712
* If you are 55 + you may audit classes for $10.00 per semester.

University of Colorado-Denver-http://www.ucdenver.edu/
Contact (303) 315-2110
* If you are 60+ you may enroll on a no credit audit basis with acceptance determined by space availibility and previous level of education.  Courses that are excluded are those requiring special equipment, computer courses, and those offered via the Division of  Extended Services.


     The information that I have obtained for the state of Colorado is that senior citizens can enroll in college for free or a discounted price, but only on a audit basis.  If anyone has any further information could you please comment to better serve our seniors requarding other schools in this state.
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