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Over 60's Benefits

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  Despite some obvious downsides of aging that we all must endure, there are vast benefits for people who surpass the age of 60 years old.

  Senior Citizen age varies from place to place, based on local laws,  but for the most part once you can say you are officially over 60, the discounts just start rolling in.

  This website is dedicated to reduced tuiton or even free tuition for seniors looking to get back in school/college.   Reduced education costs are just one of many benefits to senior citizens.

Things to Remember

  • Ask for senior discounts,  almost all places have them but usually do not advertise them
  • Many hotels offer a senior discount 
  • Retail stores like, Banana Republic and Kohls offer hidden senior discounts
  • Senior Discounts at many restaurants might be obvious, but they usually won't advertise it
  • Boston Market, Denny's, Applebees and Outback all have senior discounts
  • Many grocery stores have incentives for senior citizens
  • THE MOVIES (check with your local theatre)
  • Amusement parks also generally have a senior rate
  • Public transportation often offers cheaper rates for the elderly
  • Many telephone service providers offer a senior discount,  AT&T and Verizon have such offers
  • Check with AARP.ORG for many offers
  • Continued Education is proven to reduce cognitive impairment among older people.  Many colleges offer free or reduced tuition/classes for senior citizens.  
Social Security 

  For now the retirement age is 65 years old.  There are ways to recieve a reduced retirement at age 62 and the near future retirement age will probably be pushed to around 67.   Generally at age 65, one can start to collect social security benefits, which are based off of many factors including your income through your working years, cost of living factors and factors such as being a veteran or other disabilities.   To find out more go to https://www.ssa.gov/

More Senior Benefits

  Medicare RX Extra Help  Form
  
  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program   Form

  Guide to Free or Reduced Tuition for Seniors.   Find your state

  Senior Centers  (hidden benefits)   MORE INFO

Find Benefits for your State 

BenefitsCheckup.org is on of the best places to find discounts and services in your area.   



It Pays to be a Senior 

  A book all about discounts, benefits, deals and giveaways for people over 50.  



It Pays to Be a Senior (1,147 Incredible Discounts, Benefits, Sweet Deals, and Giveaways for Folks Over 50)  has very good information for seniors.  Most of the information can be found elsewhere, but the problem with that is, you would spend days searching different websites for the all the information compiled in this book.   (4/5) stars.

Do your research

Take the time to check out all the links provided and search your area to maximize the cost savings of being over 60.   It is ashamed how many resources get overlooked and how much savings are often left on the table.   Happy Hunting!



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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

Augusta College, Augustahttp://www.augusta.edu/
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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