Education and School for Senior Citizens (College)

Many state universities and colleges waive tuition on credit-earning courses for residents 60 and older who meet certain requirements.

Oklahoma offers state-authorized tuition waivers as well as discounts to senior citizens wishing to educate themselves at its public colleges and universities. However, be sure to discuss your needs and goals with the admissions department of the institution you desire to attend.  (Audit a class for free age 65 and over.)

    •    Ask your tax advisor about Uncle Sam’s $10,000 lifetime senior citizen deduction for higher education!

Higher Education




  •,  access courses developed by the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in 41 languages.
  • ~– several free language lessons that you can download to your MP3 player.
  • to see whether your public library grants you free access to its courses in 22 foreign languages and 14 courses in English as a second language.

To find scholarships….scroll down and read the comments.

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5 Responses to Education and School for Senior Citizens (College)

  1. Andrea B says:

    Some scholarships are specifically aimed at older students- To find scholarships without age restrictions: (free register)

    -The Bernard Osher Foundation endows lifelong learning programs that provide inexpensive noncredit courses for students who are 50 and older.

    60 unusual college scholarships you should apply for in 2017
    11 companies that will pay for your college degree.

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    – Tulsa Tech’s credit recovery opportunities – If you are missing credits to graduate
    – Even if you are working full time you might still qualify. Fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    – Most common types of federal aid. Stafford + Loans Pell and Supplement Education Opportunity ( SEOG )Grants are restricted to students without bachelors degrees. You can’t just take one class at a time. Must be enrolled at least 1/2 time in a degree or academic program. SEOG grants-get a check each month
    – You may be eligible for annual $2500 American Opportunity Tax Credit. Also the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, is worth up to $2,000 per year, but you can’t take it in the same year you took the American Opportunity Credit.
    – Taxpayers under a certain income can deduct student loan interest. Bonus: You don’t have to itemize. US Labor to find links to state program offering generous for retraining and skill building classes

    – Scholarships are available for caddies, knitters, duck callers Look under
    Finaid,,(which is not the same as
    the college board
    scholarships360 Look under “finding money for college” Tulsaworld 3-18-2012
    -Don’t ever say to your kid”If you go to college” but when you go to college
    MSN- ON A TIGHT BUDGET?- Apply to Harvard

    – check professional organizations in your field of interest. Many offer scholarships and grants to students who have a passion for that industry. (Adult students who have a clear job focus have the advantage here.)
    -Employer may cover all or part or it may have relationship with a local college or training organization for ongoing staff learning
    -Take your transcript to the different classes for which professors you want to learn from. Sometimes you can get scholarships that way.

  2. B.G. says:

    Free Cherokee Language Classes
    NSU Broken Arrow Campus–Room 116
    101st at Creek Turnpike
    Starting Thursday, March 23rd
    6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  3. Timmi says:

    Good college financing information with a focus to college funding is out there. Unfortunately, it is randomly scattered. You have to find it, process it and then apply it to your situation.

    US Dept of Education Student Aid

    Find funding

  4. Donna says:

    Make a list of academic, extracurricular and work experiences that make you stand out. The more specific the scholarship, the easier it is to win it. Fast-Web has more than 600,000 scholarships For short or overweight or athletes or non-athlete or even willing to to to their prom dressed in duct tape. The smaller the geographical area the scholarship targets, the better the chances. Also, see f your workplace, community groups or area businesses have programs,(Kohls and Target do.) Talk to collage financial aid officers; most aid ultimately comes from them.

    Check which offered searches at no charge and Sally Mae’s site and Scholarship Research Network Express

  5. pam says:

    Let your job send you to school. Around half of employers offer college education assistance, and you might not even need to be studying something directly linked to your work. Generally, you don’t have to pay federal income tax on the first $5,250 of assistance.

    Check out the American Association of Community Colleges’ Plus 50 Initiative. It’s designed to help students 50-plus train for new jobs.

    Sign up for a free or mostly free MOOC, or massive open online course, through portals such as Coursera, EdX and Lynda. Often offered by elite universities such as Duke and Stanford, MOOCs offer bargains on courses from their instructors.

    Negotiate for a fast-track degree. You may be able to reduce tuition by getting the college to waive some required courses because of your work and life experience.

    Get free or discounted college tuition. Nearly 60 percent of U.S. colleges and universities let older students take classes either tuition-free or at rock-bottom prices. Inquire about specific residency, age and other requirements at schools in your area.

    . Snap up an older-student grant, scholarship or fellowship. Some groups and foundations offer them, though it may take some sleuthing to track down. Start your search at and

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