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Senior Citizen Course Opportunities

Tuition-Free and Reduced-Rate Courses for Senior Citizens

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.

You can qualify 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 (except 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 citizen students occurs on the first day of a class and 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. Find tips for first time registration here!

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. Apply for admission using the SENIOR promo code (no application fee is charged) or register as a visiting student.


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