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Senior Citizen Higher Education Act of 1974

The Senior Citizens Higher Education Act of 1974 has established specific fee waiver provisions for Virginia residents who have reached 60 years of age and wish to attend classes at a state-supported institution of higher education.
  1. To be eligible for free tuition and fees for credit courses, part-time or full-time, a person must meet the following criteria:
a. be 60 years of age or older;
b. be a legal domiciled resident (12 months) of Virginia;
c. had a taxable income not exceeding $15,000 for federal income tax purposes for the year preceding the year in which enrollment is sought (1989 amendment);

  1. To be eligible for free tuition for audit of credit courses or for taking non-credit courses (not to exceed three courses per semester), a person must meet the following criteria:
a. be 60 years of age or older;
b. be a legal (domiciled) resident (12 months) of Virginia;
c. be admitted to the college as a student.

Download the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form to Apply [pdf]

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