To encourage senior citizens to continue their education and keep involved with local colleges and universities.
- Texas residents, nonresidents or foreign students;
- Enroll at a college or university whose governing board has chosen to offer this program;
- Enroll in a class that is not already filled with students who are paying full price for the courses (If the class is too small to accommodate both regular students and senior citizens, the regular students must be given priority); and
- Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs).
Available only for use at a Texas public college or university.
To access listings of Texas public colleges and universities, follow the links to Texas Public Institutions.
The maximum award is an amount equal to full tuition for the hours taken. Most colleges or universities do not entirely waive tuition; they simply lower it. No funds may be used to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which the college receives no state tax support.
Contact the college registrar to find out if the college or university offers this program. Then, provide proof of eligibility.