7 Tuition-Free Colleges for Seniors

There are plenty of opportunities to learn during your retirement. You can advance your career, switch occupations, or even earn credit towards a degree that you started decades ago. Following are colleges that provide tuition-free, credit-bearing courses for seniors.

  1. University of Alaska

If retiring in sunny Florida does not appeal to you, consider moving to the Last Frontier State and enrolling at the University of Alaska. Seniors at full retirement age who are eligible for full Social Security benefits enjoy free tuition.

  1. University of Arkansas

Arkansas residents who are at least 60 years old with a high school diploma or GED can gain tuition-free access to classes at the University of Arkansas. Note that some fees and costs are not covered, including textbooks, class supplies, fees for specific programs, online administrative fees, non-credit continuing education class tuition, and study abroad classes.

  1. Clemson University

Qualified seniors do not have to pay tuition at Clemson University. If you are at least 60 years old, a resident of South Carolina, and without full-time employment, you can enrol for credit in classes. There is no limit to the number of credit hours that you can take.

  1. University of Connecticut

Residents of Connecticut are given free tuition, too. Admission starts at age 62 and you must be enrolled in a degree-granting program for the fall and spring semesters. You cannot receive a tuition waiver for graduate certificate programs.

  1. University of Delaware

Any Delaware resident age 60 or older can further their education tuition-free at the University of Delaware. SAT scores are not required but a high school diploma or equivalent is needed.

  1. Georgia Tech

Graduate-level courses are offered to seniors at Georgia Tech where space is available. Eligible students must be at least 62 years old, a resident of Georgia, and legally in the United States.

  1. University of Illinois

Senior residents of Illinois aged 65 or older can enrol free of charge to over 5,000 courses in more than 150 undergraduate programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Your annual household income must be below a certain threshold to be accepted.