Senior Citizen Student

Senior Citizens!  Explore Your Interests with Free Tuition!

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 at a reduced tuition fee of $38.56 per credit!

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 are not charged tuition.  However, regular and special fees, books and materials are the responsibility of the student.  The request to audit the course must be made at the time of registration.  

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 to the Records Office.  A campus visit is not required.  Please send an email with the subject line "Requesting senior citizen registration" to  The email should inlcude the selected course name and number and a photocopy of the individual's MN Driver's License.  

 Spring Term 2021 January 11, 2021
Summer Term 2021 June 1, 2021

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 register early, 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.