There are some colleges, universities, and community colleges that offer tuition waivers and discounts to senior citizens.  I have listed all colleges and universities below with links to programs for seniors that I have actually found.  The ones listed without a link to a specific program may not have any discounts.  The  contact information is listed in order for you to check with the registrar in those cases.  The Kansas Board of Regents dictates tuition waivers, however, I was unable to find a specific statue on their website.

Emporia State University- http://www.emporia.edu/
Contact Info: 620.341.1200
* Those 60 and over can audit classes free.  Find out more here.

Fort Hays State University - http://www.fhsu.edu/
Contact Info: 785.628.4000

Kansas State University- http://www.k-state.edu/
Contact Info: 785.532.6011

Pittsburg State University - http://www.pittstate.edu/
Contact Info: 620.235.4251

University of Kansas - http://www.ku.edu/
Contact Info: 785.864.2700
*Senior Citizen 60 and over tuition waiver.

University of Kansas Medical Center - http://www.kumc.edu/
Contact Info: 913.588.5241

Wichita State University - http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/
Contact Info: 316.978.3045
* Senior Citizen tuition waiver information for 60+.

Washburn University - http://www.washburn.edu/main/index.html
Contact Info: 785.670.1010
* Senior Citizen can audit classes free of charge.  For more information to to catalogue page 25.  You can also call 785. 670.1030 to request your application.

Washburn Institute of Technology - http://www.washburntech.edu/main/index.html
Contact Info: 785.273.7140


This is a list of the community colleges.

Allen County Community College - http://www.allencc.edu/
@Iola Campus    620.365.5116 ext. 268
@Burlingame Campus  785.654.2416

Barton County Community College - http://www.bartonccc.edu/
Contact Info: 620.786.1136 Call to join the Silver Cougar Club .  *It cost $15.00 to join.  You must be 55 or over and after you are a member you can take college courses for $30.00 per credit hour fee.  Find out more here.

Brown Mackie College - http://www.brownmackie.edu/
@ Kansas City - http://www.brownmackie.edu/kansascity/
Contact Info: 913.768.1900
@ Salina - http://www.brownmackie.edu/salina/
Contact Info: 785.825.5422

Butler Community College - http://www.butlercc.edu/ @ El Dorado - http://www.butlercc.edu/eldorado_site/index.cfm
  Contact Info: 316.321.2222
@ Andover - http://www.butlercc.edu/andover_site/index.cfm
  Contact Info: 316.218.6278
@ Rose Hill - http://www.butlercc.edu/rosehill_site/index.cfm
  Contact Info: 316.776.9429
@ McConnell - http://www.butlercc.edu/mcconnell_site/index.cfm
  Contact Info: 316.681.3522
@ Marion - http://www.butlercc.edu/marion_site/index.cfm
  Contact Info: 620.382.2183
@ Council Grove - http://www.butlercc.edu/councilgrove_site/index.cfm
  Contact Info: 620.767.5158
@ Business Performance Group - http://www.bpg.butlercc.edu/
  Contact Info:316.218.6118
Cloud County Community College - http://www.cloud.edu/
Contact Info: 800.729.5101
* Ask about their  “Prime Time @ Cloud” non-credit courses for senior citizens when you call.

Coffeyville Community College - http://www.coffeyville.edu/
Contact Info: 620.251.7700
@ Coffeyville Technical Campus  620.252.7550
@ Columbus Technical Campus   620.429.3896

Colby Community College - http://www.colbycc.edu/
Contact Info: 785. 462.3984.

Cowley College - http://www.cowley.edu/
@ Ark City Campus - http://www.cowley.edu/campus/arkcity.html
Contact Info: 620.442.0430

Dodge City Community College - http://www.dccc.cc.ks.us/
Contact Info: 620.227.9336  Check out the Senior Citizen Grant.

Fort Scott Community College - http://www.fortscott.edu/
Contact Info: 620.223.2700

Garden City Community College - http://www.gcccks.edu/
Contact Info:  620.276.7611

Hesston College - http://www.hesston.edu/
Contact Info: 800.995.2757
* Part time rate for senior citizens

Highland Community College - http://www.highlandcc.edu/
Contact Info: 785.442.6000

Hutchinson Community College - http://www.hutchcc.edu/
Contact Info: 620.665.3500

* Check out their college @ 60 + fees.

Independence Community College - http://www.indycc.edu/
Contact Info: 620.331.4100
* Senior Citizen Scholarship ( 60+)

Johnston County Community College - http://www.jccc.edu/index.html
Contact Info:  913.469.8500

Kansas City Kansas Community College - http://www.kckcc.edu/
Contact Info: 913.334.1100

Labette Community College - http://www.labette.edu/
Contact Info: 620.421.6700
* Tuition waivers for 60 and over.

Manhattan Area Technical College- http://www.matc.net/Home.aspx
Contact Info: 785.587.2800

Neosho County Community College - http://www.neosho.edu/
Contact Info: 620.431.2820

North Central Kansas Technical College - http://www.ncktc.edu/
Contact Info: 785.738.2276

Northwest Kansas Technical College - http://www.nwktc.edu/home.php
Contact Info: 785.899.3641

Pratt Community College - http://www.prattcc.edu/
Contact Info: 800.794.3091
* Club 62+ had lots of benefits.

Salina Area Technical College - http://www.salinatech.edu/
Contact Info: 785.309.3100

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
- http://www.sccc.edu/
Contact Info: 620.624.1951

Wichita Area Technical College - http://watc.edu/
Contact Info: 316.677.9400


JoeImage by mathplourde via FlickrIf you are a senior citizen and reside in the state of Iowa there are a few colleges that offer some educational opportunities.  One will extend an audit of credit classes for 1/2 the cost of tuition.  Other provide educational opportunities through Lifelong Learning.  If I have left any out that apply, please feel free to comment and let me know.  The colleges and community colleges that have not been listed did not provide any information on educational opportunities for senior citizens that I could find.
These are the educational opportunities at the universities.

Iowa State University - http://www.iastate.edu/
Contact Info:  515. 294.4111
Osher Lifelong Learning at Iowa State provides seniors 50 and older a variety of educational opportunities.  You can read more about it here.

University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/
Contact Info: 319.384.4221
This is also through the Osher Lifelong Leaning Institute.  You can read more about their program here


These are the educational opportunities at the community college level.

Eastern Iowa Community College District - http://www.eicc.edu/
@Clinton Community College      563.244.7040
@Muscatine Area                        563.288.6165
@Quad City Area                        563.336.3450
* These colleges offer a Senior Citizen Program that runs from May-August.  To learn more about these opportunities click here.

Iowa Western Community College - http://www.iwcc.edu/
Contact Info: 712.325.3200
* A tuition discount of 50% is available for qualifing senior citizens.  You must be 60 before the beginning of the semester.  For more information click.here.

Iowa Central Community College - www.iowacentral.com/
Contact Info: 1.800.362.2798
* For more information click here.

North Iowa Area Community College - http://www.niacc.edu/
Contact Info: 641.422.4358
 More information on their Lifelong Learning Institute

Northwest Iowa Community College - http://www.nwicc.edu/.
Contact Info: 712.324.5061
* They are in the process of building the Lifelong Learning and Recreational Facility.  You can read more about it here.
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This is the statue concerning tuition waivers for senior citizens for the state of Indiana.  A list of contacts for all universities and community colleges will be listed also.

"Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency

IC 20-12-19.3

Chapter 19.3. Tuition Exemption for Senior Citizens

IC 20-12-19.3-1


Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "commission" refers to the state student assistance commission (as defined in IC 20-12-21-4).

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3.

IC 20-12-19.3-2


Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "institution" means a state college or university that is supported in whole or in part by appropriations made by the general assembly, including any branch campus operated by a state college or university.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.166-1991, SEC.1.

IC 20-12-19.3-3

Senior citizen

Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "senior citizen" means an Indiana resident who:

(1) is at least sixty (60) years of age;

(2) has graduated from high school or has received a:

(A) general equivalency degree; or

(B) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma under IC 20-10.1-12.1;

(3) is retired; and

(4) is not employed on a full-time basis.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.149-1995, SEC.12.

IC 20-12-19.3-4

Duties of institution; tuition waiver

Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), an institution shall:

(1) admit a senior citizen to any scheduled course where there is space available; and

(2) grant a waiver of the tuition assessed for the course as provided in subsection (b).

(b) The amount of the tuition waived under subsection (a) shall be equal to fifty percent (50%) of the in-state tuition assessed for the course by the institution.

(c) An institution is not required to do the following:

(1) Allow a senior citizen to enroll in a degree granting program, unless the senior citizen meets the admission standards of the institution.

(2) Permit the full-time equivalent enrollment of senior citizens for whom tuition has been waived to exceed two percent (2%) of the institution's undergraduate full-time equivalent enrollment.

(3) Waive a senior citizen's tuition for more than the equivalent of nine (9) semester hours per semester.

(4) Waive fees for self-supporting programs, applications, registration, or laboratory work.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3.

IC 20-12-19.3-5

Senior citizens tuition fund

Sec. 5. (a) The senior citizens tuition fund is established to provide full or partial reimbursements to institutions for the amount of tuition waived under section 4 of this chapter.

(b) The fund shall be administered by the commission.

(c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

(d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3.

IC 20-12-19.3-6

Reimbursement to institution

Sec. 6. (a) An institution may receive a reimbursement from the fund for an amount equal to:

(1) the amount of total tuition waived under section 4 of this chapter; or

(2) if the amount in the fund is insufficient to cover the tuition waivers for all of the institutions, a pro rata reduction of the amount of total tuition waivers based upon the number of senior citizens for which the institution provides tuition waivers compared to the total number of senior citizens who participate under this chapter statewide.

(b) To receive a reimbursement under subsection (a), the institution must apply to the commission, on forms provided by the commission, for the reimbursement.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3.

IC 20-12-19.3-7

Comprehensive report

Sec. 7. (a) In addition, not later than thirty (30) days after the end of each semester (or its equivalent if the institution does not conduct its academic year on a semester basis), each institution shall provide the commission and the commission for higher education with a comprehensive report detailing the extent to which the institution participated in the senior citizen tuition exemption under this chapter.

(b) The report must include the following information:

(1) The number of senior citizens who qualified for a tuition exemption.

(2) The courses in which the senior citizens enrolled.


(3) The number of semester hours (or its equivalent) taken by senior citizens under this chapter.

(4) Any other pertinent information required by the commission.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.166-1991, SEC.2.

IC 20-12-19.3-8

Offering other educational opportunities not prohibited

Sec. 8. This chapter does not prohibit an institution from offering other educational opportunities that are not covered by this chapter to senior citizens at no charge or at a reduced charge.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3.

IC 20-12-19.3-9

Rules adopted to implement chapter

Sec. 9. The commissioner may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this chapter.

As added by P.L.127-1990, SEC.3."

Indiana Code 20-12-19.3


This is the list of the colleges and universities in Indiana:

Indiana State University - http://www.indstate.edu/
Contact Info: 1.800.468.6478

Ball State University - http://cms.bsu.edu/
Contact Info:  765.289.1241

University of Southern Indiana - http://www.usi.edu/
Contact Info: 812.464.8600

Indiana University Bloomington - http://www.iub.edu/
Contact Info: 812.855.4848

Indiana University East - http://www.iue.edu/
Contact Info: 765.973.8208

Indiana University Kokomo- http://www.iuk.edu/
Contact Info: 765.455.9217

Indiana University Northwest - http://www.iun.edu/
Contact Info: 219.980.6501

Indiana University South Bend - http://www.iusb.edu/
Contact Info: 574.520.4872

Indiana University Southeast - http://www.ius.edu/
Contact Info: 812.941.2333

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus - http://www.iupuc.edu/
Contact Info: 812.348.7271

Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne - http://new.ipfw.edu/
Contact Info: 260.481.6100

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - http://www.iupui.edu/
Contact Info: 317.274.5555

Purdue University - http://www.purdue.edu/
Contact Info:  765.494.4600

Purdue University Calumet - http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/
Contact Info: 219.989.2400

Purdue University North Central - http://www.pnc.edu/
Contact Info: 219.464.4134

Purdue University-College of Technology- http://www.tech.purdue.edu/
Contact Info: 765.494.4600

Vincennes University - http://www.vinu.edu/cms/opencms/
Contact Info:  800.742.9198


Here is your list of community colleges from the Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Systems.

Ivy Tech Community Colleges
@ Bloomington- http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/
Contact Info: 812.330.6350
  • Bedford
@ Indianapolis - http://www.ivytech.edu/about/campuses/central-indiana.html
Contact Info: 317.921.4800
  • Avon
  • Beech Grove
  • Ben Davis High School
  • Carmel
  • Greenwood
  • Greenfield
  • Lawrence
  • Lebanon
  • Mooresville
  • Noblesville
  • Pike
  • Shelbyville
@ Columbus - http://www.ivytech.edu/columbus/
Contact Info: 812.374.5123 or 812.372.9925
  • Franklin
  • Greensburg
  • Nashville
  • North Vernon
  • Seymour
@ East Central - http://www.ivytech.edu/eastcentral/
  • Anderson 765.643.7133 ext.7211
  • Marion     765.651.3100 ext.3301
  • Muncie     765.289.2291 ext.7111
@ Kokomo - http://www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/
Contact Info: 800.459.0561 or 765.459.0561 ext.301
  • Logansport  866.753.5102 or 574.753.5101 ext.2002
  • Peru            765.473.7281
  • Wabash       260.563.8828
@ Lafayette - http://www.ivytech.edu/lafayette/
Contact Info: 765.269.5100
  • Crawfordsville
  • Monticello
@ North Central Indiana - South Bend - http://www.ivytech.edu/southbend/
Contact Info: 574.289.7001 ext.5325
  • Elkhart    574.830.0375
  • Warsaw  574.267.5428
@ Northeast Indiana-Fort Wayne- http://www.ivytech.edu/fortwayne/
Contact Info: 260.482.9171
  • Angola
  • Ashley
  • Berne
  • Bluffton
  • Columbia City
  • Decatur
  • Huntington
  • Kendallville
  • La Grande
  • Monroe
@Northwest Indiana - Valparaiso - http://www.ivytech.edu/about/campuses/northwest.html
Contact Info: 219.464.8514
  • East Chicago      219.392.3600
  • Gary                  219.981.1111
  • Michigan City     219.879.9137
  • Portage
@ Richmond - http://www.ivytech.edu/richmond/
Contact Info: 765.966.2656 ext. 1202
  • Connersville
@ Southeast Indiana - http://www.ivytech.edu/southeast/
  • Madison              812.265.2580
  • Lawrenceburg     812.537.4010
  • Batesville
@ Southwest Indiana - Evansville - http://www.ivytech.edu/evansville/
Contact Info: 812.426.2865
  • Princeton
  • Tell City
  • Washington
@ Southern Indiana - Sellersburg - http://www.ivytech.edu/sellersburg/
Contact Info: 812.246.3301 ext. 4136
  • Corydon
  • Paoli

  • Salem
  • Scottsburg
@Wabash Valley - Terre Haute - http://www.ivytech.edu/terrehaute/
Contact Info: 1.812.299.1121 or 1.800.377.4882
  • Brazil
  • Greencastle
  • Rochville
  • Sullivan
  • Switz City
The bullets listed under each campuses are facilities that classes may also be taken.

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