Senior Citizen Student

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Who Qualifies as a Senior Citizen Student?

If you are a MN resident senior citizen, 62 years of age or older before the beginning of any term in which you wish to enroll.

Take a Course for Credit
You may enroll in credit courses on a space-available basis on or after the first day of classes with no tution charges.  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.

Audit a Course
Auditing a course means attending but not taking tests, being graded or earning college credit.  MN resident senior citizens who choose to audit a course will be charged reduced fees per credit with no tution charges.  However, special fees, textbooks and materials are the responsibility of the student.  The request to audit the course must be made at the time of registration.  See current fees here.

How to Apply 
First-time seniors citizen students should complete the online application.  Individuals needing assistance are enourageed to visit t the Office of Admissions.

How to Register
Senior citizen reduced-fee registration begins on the first day of the term on a space available basis.  Individuals wishing to enroll in a course and receive the senior citizen rate will need to provide proof of age and Minnesota residency.  

Fall Term 2022 begins on August 22, 2022
Spring Term 2023 begins on January 9, 2023

To request registration, complete the Senior Citizen Registration and Course Audit form. (This is a fillable PDF document that can be completed and saved on your computer or printed and completed with pen and then scanned to save on your computer.)  Submit the registration form and a photocopy of your MN Driver's License as attachments to an email addressed to with the subject line "Requesting Senior Citizen Registration".  You can submit the form at anytime prior to the start of the term, however, you will be registered if space is available, on the first day of the term.

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 do not require course placements.

Want to Guarantee Enrollment?
Senior citizens who want to guarantee their enrollment in a course may register before the first day of the semester, but will be required to pay full tuition and fees according to payment deadlines.  You can register as a visiting student or apply for admission (no application fee is charged).