School’s On for Seniors in Rowan County, NC

Seniors are going back to school, and Seniors for Living gives the how and why.

By: Michelle Seitzer

Senior citizens who still yearn to learn may have the opportunity to do so free of charge, a welcome prospect for seniors crunched in the currently stressed economy.

Here’s a brief rundown of several programs available across the US:

  • For a state-by-state breakdown, consult http://www.seniorresource.com/senioreducation.htm.
  • In Union County, New Jersey, the LIFE (Learning is ForEver) Center invites Union County residents above the age of 62 to register for an unlimited number of courses, held at places and times convenient to these sophisticated learners. Biology, government, art, Shakespeare, and American foreign policy are among the diverse offerings. Find out more here.
  • In the Money section of US News & World Report.com, writer Emily Brandon gives a bird’s eye view of general information on tuition waivers, auditing courses, scholarships and more. According to the article, 84% of community colleges present free courses specifically for students age 50 and older, so grab your phone book (or get on Google), find the community college nearest you, and give them a ring to see what’s on the roster for senior students. Review the facts.
  • A recent piece at CantonRep.com points Ohio residents to audit the course of their choice through Kent State University’s Stark campus. The Senior Guest program there allows anyone 60 and up to take a course free of charge, so long as there are open seats. Get the scoop.

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