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Senior Course Opportunities

Tuition-Free and Reduced-Rate Courses for Seniors

Are you a MN resident aged 62 or older and ready to learn something new? Enjoy reduced-rate and tuition-free learning options at Normandale.

Who Qualifies as a Senior Citizen?

You are eligible if you are a Minnesota resident age 62 or older before the beginning of any term in which you wish to enroll.

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What is the Difference Between Credit and Audit?

You may enroll in credit courses on a space-available basis at a reduced tuition fee. You will be charged a $20 administrative fee per credit and student fees (less the Student Life fee) and any additional charges for textbooks and materials. See current fees here. 

Auditing means you attend classes but don’t take tests, receive grades or earn college credit. MN resident senior citizens who choose to audit a course are not charged tuition. However, you must pay course fees and costs for books and materials. You must make the request to audit a course when you register.

How Do I Register?

Registration for senior citizens begins on the first day of the term on a space-available basis. You’ll need to provide proof of age and Minnesota residency to receive the senior citizen rate. A campus visit is not required.

Spring Term begins on January 9, 2023.

Instructions for First-Time Senior Registrants

Seniors registering for the first time should complete the online application (no application fee is charged) to create a StarID and password that is affiliated with Normandale. Individuals needing assistance with applying are encouraged to visit the Office of Admissions.

  1. Request the senior rate. Attach a photo copy of your MN Driver’s License to an email addressed to with the subject line “Requesting Senior Citizen Rate”. You can submit the form at anytime prior to the start of the term.

  2. During the first week of the semester, register for classes in eServices. Download Registration Instructions for complete information on how to register online.

  3. If you want to take a college level English or math class, you will need to satisfy course placements or course prerequisites to determine eligibility. Other classes to not require course placements.

  4. Allow one business day aft you register for your account to adjust, then pay your tuition and fees in eServices.

Instructions for Returning Seniors

Please see steps 2, 3 and 4 above.

Senior citizens who want to register before the first day of the semester to guarantee their enrollment in a course will be required to pay full tuition and fees. Register as a visiting student or apply for admission (no application fee is charged).



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