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

It appears that the State of Washington only offers auditing opportunities for Senior Citizens, in other words sit in on classes for free or a small fee of 5 dollars, although this would not be credited and you can not participate in test taking and other assignments.  A great opportunity to fulfill academic curiosities, but would not include receiving credits for those classes.    We will be continuing to seek out more information on the issue.   



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 

Western Washington Universityhttps://www.wwu.edu
Contact Info  360-650-3000
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver forms

Eastern Washington University - http://www.ewu.edu/
Contact Info    509-359-2397
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Information 

Community College

Seattle Central Community Collegehttp://www.seattlecentral.edu/
Contact Info  206-934-3800
Senior Citizen Tuition discount Info

South Seattle Community Collegehttp://www.southseattle.edu/
Contact info  206-934-5600
Senior Citizen Tuition discount info

Bellevue Collegehttps://www.bellevuecollege.edu
Contact info  425-564-1000
Senior Citizen Tuition discount info 

Edmonds Community Collegehttp://www.edcc.edu/
Contact info  425-640-1459
Senior Citizen Audit Classes Discount

Cascadia Community Collegehttp://www.cascadia.edu/
Contact info  425-352-8000
Senior Citizen Tuition Waivers 




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