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Minnesota: Senior Citizen tuition Waiver and Discount

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This is a comprehensive guide for all senior citizen tuition waivers, discounts, and auditable classes in the state of Minnesota.  I am working hard to get the information up-to-date covering all fifty states, which is quite a feat.  To stay informed on all free classes for seniors near me, check back often for the most recent updates.

Minnesota State Statute:

"135A.52 PROGRAM AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Fees and tuition. Except for an administration fee established by the governing board at a level to recover costs, to be collected only when a course is taken for credit, a senior citizen who is a legal resident of Minnesota is entitled without payment of tuition or activity fees to attend courses offered for credit, audit any courses offered for credit, or enroll in any noncredit courses in any state-supported institution of higher education in Minnesota when space is available after all tuition-paying students have been accommodated. A senior citizen enrolled under this section must pay any materials, personal property, or service charges for the course. In addition, a senior citizen who is enrolled in a course for credit must pay an administrative fee in an amount established by the governing board of the institution to recover costs. There shall be no administrative fee charges to a senior citizen auditing a course. For the purposes of this section and section 135A.51, the term "noncredit courses" shall not include those courses designed and offered specifically and exclusively for senior citizens..."
To read the Statute in its entirety click here.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System

Bemidji State University 
Contact Info: 218.755.2001

Minnesota State University, Mankato 
Contact Info: 1.800.722.0544
Tuition waiver information for senior citizens. 
You can also call this number: 507.389.2252

Minnesota State University, Moorhead 
Contact Info: 218.477.4000
Tuition waiver information for senior citizens.
Contact the records office for additional information at 218.477.2565

Metropolitan State University 
Contact Info: 651.793.1300
Tuition waiver information for senior citizens.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Contact Info: 800.642.0684
Tuition waiver information for senior citizens.

St. Cloud State University 
Contact Info: 320.308.0121

Winona State University
Contact Info: 800.342.5978

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The University of Minnesota System

" Senior Citizen Education Program. If you are 66 or older and a Minnesota resident, you may audit courses free or take courses for credit at a significantly reduced rate whenever space is available after the first day of class. (Registration for students enrolling through the program is on the second day of class.) At the time of registration, you should be prepared to show identification verifying your age and Minnesota residency. Call 612-624-1111 for more information or contact One Stop Student Services Center on the appropriate campus."

The University of Minnesota Crookston

University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota Morris

University of Minnesota Rochester 

University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
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Community and Technical Colleges

Alexandria Technical College
Contact Info: 320.762.4501
Tuition waiver information at this institution.

Anoka Technical College 
Contact Info:763.576.4700

Anoka-Ramsey Community College 
Contact Info: @Cambridge Campus 763.433.1100 @ Coons Rapids 763.433.1450
No tuition information for senior citizens was found.
                                                             
Central Lakes College
Contact Info:
@ Brainerd 218.855.8000 
@ Staples 218.894.5100

Century College
Contact Info: 651.779.3200
Tuition waiver

Dakota County Technical College
Contact Info: 651.423.8302
Tuition waiver information for this institution.

Fond du lac Tribal and Community College
Contact Info: 218.879.0800

Hennepin Technical College
Contact Info: 952.995.1300

Inver Hills Community College
Contact Info: 651.450.3000
Tuition waiver information for this institution.

Lake Superior College
Contact Info: 218.733.7600
Tuition waiver information at this institution.

Contact Info:  218.293.6850
@ Winona Campus
Tuition waiver information not found.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College 
Contact Info:  4 Colleges
@ Detroit Lakes 
Contact Info: 800.492.4836
@ Fergus Falls
Contact Info: 877.450.3322
@ Moorhead
Contact Info: 800.426.5603
@ Wadena 
Contact Info: 800.247.2007
@ Online

Minnesota West Community and Technical College 
Contact Info: 320.564.4511
Tuition waiver information for this institution.

Normandale Community College 
Contact Info: 952.487.8200
Tuition waiver information for this institution.

North Hennepin Community College 
Contact Info: 763.488.0391
Tuition waiver information at this institution.

Northland Community and Technical College
Contact Info: @ 4 Campuses
Tuition waiver information at this institution.
@ Aerospace  218.683.8802 
@ East Grand Forks Main Campus  218-793-2800
@ Thief River Falls Main Campus    218-683-8800
@ Roseau Satellite Site  218-463-1606
@ Warroad Site   218.683.8802

Pine Technical College 
Contact Info: 320.629.6764

Rasmussen College
Contact Info: 1.888.549.6755
Tuition waiver information not found.

Ridgewater College
Contact Info:
@ Willmar Campus - 320.222.5200
@ Hutchinson Campus - 320.234.8500
Tuition waiver information for this institution is here.

Riverland Community College 
Contact Info: 800.247.5039
Tuition waiver information at this institution.
@Albert Lea Campus: 507-379-3371
@Austin Campus:        507-433-0522
@OCUC:                    507-455-5881 ext 2210

Rochester Community and Technical College 
Contact Info:  507.285.7210         

ST. Cloud Technical College
Contact Info: 302.308.5000
Tuition waiver information at this institution.

Saint Paul College
Contact Info: 651.846.1600
Tuition waiver information at this institution.

South Central Technical College 
Contact Info: @ 2 Campuses
@Faribault Campus             507-332-5800
@North Mankato Campus  507-389-7200
Tuition waiver information at this institution.

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