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California

                             Photo by Andres Umana      According to Executive Order 0734 California State University allow admission of eligible senior citizen 60+ and residents tuition waivers and discounts at their discretion.  These waiver can include application fee, state university fee, health services fee, and instructionally related activities fee.  They also offer reduced rates for other school related fees. SeniorNet    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 healthcare to graphic and multimedia design.  With a membership they provide discounted prices for these courses. California State University Campuses Cal Maritime Admissions - 707-654-1330 Cal Poly

Arkansas

    Photo by Christin Hume "   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 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.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, enrol

Arizona

    Photo by Thought Catalog      In Arizona, senior citizens ( age 60 and older ) may be eligible for reduced tuition and fee waivers at state-supported universities and community colleges.  The specific requirements and benefits vary between institutions, but generally, senior citizens are required to pay a reduced tuition rate, which is lower than the standard rate for regular students.      For example, at Arizona State University (ASU) senior citizens are eligible for reduced tuition of 50% of the standard rate for undergraduate classes, and 25% of the standard rate for graduate classes, as long as space is available in the class.  At Maricopa County Community College District, the senior citizen tuition rate is 75% of the regular credit rate.            Additionally, Arizona senior citizens may also be eligible for fee waivers, which can cover costs such as application fees and technology fees.  Some institutions also offer additional services such as counselin

Alaska

        Photo by Jen Theodore   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 citizen 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 Scholarships  (907) 474-5898 Senior citizen waiver information * If using a waiver submit well in advance of the last day of registration.  You must meet both age and residency requirements by one of the following dates to be eligible for the corresponding semester:  Sept 1 for fall; Jan 1 for spring; May 1 for summer.  Waivers must be submitted to the Office of the Bursar. @ Bristol Bay Campus Contact Info: 907.842.5901 @ Center for Distance Education Contact Info: 907.479.3444 @ Chukchi Campus Contact Info: 907.422.3400 @ Interior-Aleutians Campus Conta