Education and School for Senior Citizens (College)

Oklahoma State University–Stillwater

Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Learn just about anything on Youtube

World Class Universities and Colleges offer free courses  
Johns Hopkins, University of Notre Dame and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, post  course material and lectures on their Web sites. You won’t get credit toward a degree, but you can pursue an interest, sharpen your skills or even learn a language. (Update: Something new: MIT for Free and Take Harvard and MIT Classes for Free  at www.edx.org 

Baby Boomers Going Back to School

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE LESSONS (Free)

  • ~FSI-language-courses.org,  access courses developed by the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in 41 languages.
  • ~ Openculture.com/freelanguagelessons– several free language lessons that you can download to your MP3 player.
  • ~MangoLanguages.com 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.

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

  1. Andrea B says:

    Free college courses (Clark Howard)
    Go to college for free if you are over 50.

    Many state universities and colleges waive tuition on credit-earning courses for residents 60 and older who meet certain requirements.
    Find free courses offered by hundreds of schools and available to folks of any age at
    coursera.org
    udacity.com
    edx.org

    Some scholarships are specifically aimed at older students- To find scholarships without age restrictions:
    StudentScholarshipsearch.com
    Supercollege.com
    Fastweb.com (free register)

    -The Bernard Osher Foundation osherfoundation.org 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.

    12 College Freebies You Need to Know About -free soft drink with your meal at Chipotle when you show your student ID. It’s also rumored that Qdoba and Chick-fil-A do this as well. Restaurant chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, McDonald’s and TCBY have been known to give 10% off meals too! All of this depends on local management, but it doesn’t hurt to ask! Check out the Top 22 Restaurants That Offer Student Discounts. …

    44 College Scholarships That You Didn’t Know Existed – future artists, musicians, farmers, vegetarians, candy-makers, and leaders of America. Whether you adore zombies, you’re tall, or you like to fly drone helicopters, here is a a comprehensive list of college scholarships that consider more than just your grades. Three cheers for opportunities to show everyone there’s more to you than your straight A’s! Plus, we’ve arranged them by deadline to make it easier for you to make a plan to fund …

    scholarships.com college scholarships website
    – Tulsa Tech’s credit recovery opportunities – If you are missing credits to graduate http://tulsatech.edu/tulsa-tech-helps-student-graduate-after-30-years/
    – 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.

    careeronestop.org 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,
    Collegescholarships.org,(which is not the same as Collegescholarships.com
    Chegg.com
    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 collegeboard.com which offered searches at no charge and Sally Mae’s site collegeanswer.com and Scholarship Research Network Express srnexpress.com

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