Minnesota resident senior citizens, 62 years of age or older, may enroll in credit courses on a space-available basis beginning on the second day of the term. Seniors must self-identify and provide proof of age at the Records Office.
Senior citizens enrolled in credit courses are not charged for tuition, but are charged an administrative fee of $20 per credit in addition to regular and special fees, including but not limited to per-credit Technology and MSCSA fees, textbook and material fees. A charge will be applied to closed enrollment training programs. Other fees, such as parking or a late fee may be assessed if applicable.*
- Senior Citizens must have reached the applicable age of 62 before the beginning of the term to be eligible for the Senior Citizen rate.
- Senior citizens wishing to guarantee their enrollment in a course may register earlier, but will be required to pay full tuition and fees.
- Senior Citizen who register for courses prior to the second day of the term are charged at the regular tuition rate. Courses may not be subsequently dropped and re-added to receive the senior rate.
- Minnesota resident senior citizens are not charged tuition when auditing a credit course or taking a noncredit course. You may request to audit a course by completing the “Course Audit” form and submit it at the time of registration.
- Closed enrollment contract training, courses designed and offered specifically and exclusively for senior citizens, or professional continuing education courses are not eligible for a free/or reduced rate.
*See MnSCU System Guidelines 188.8.131.52/Procedure 5.11.1 – Tuition and Fees.