University of Arkansas Waives Senior Citizen Tuition | Schools
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is offering free tuition for credit courses to Arkansas residents who are 60 years of age or older. Enrollment is contingent on space availability of classes, and seniors are encouraged to apply by August 1. Those interested may apply online or visit the admissions office in Silas Hunt Hall for assistance.
Julie Crawford, coordinator of senior citizen admissions for the University of Arkansas, has nearly 25 years of experience in enrollment services with the university and enjoys assisting seniors in the admission process.
“I have found that senior citizen applicants want to stay active and continue to learn,” said Julie Crawford. “Whether senior Razorbacks are seeking a general education, learning a new language, or pursuing a degree, college courses engage older learners in challenging and intellectually stimulating programs, and their presence in the classroom lends a seasoned perspective to the academic environment.”
“Senior citizens are a valued part of the campus community,” said Suzanne McCray, vice provost for enrollment services. “Since beginning her role as coordinator of senior citizen admissions, Julie Crawford and her fellow admission officers have nearly tripled the program. We very much want that trend to continue, making higher education as accessible to senior citizens as possible.”
August 1 is the application deadline for senior citizens interested in fall 2012 enrollment, and meeting the deadline ensures admission and eligibility to participate in the Senior Citizen registration period that begins on August 17. In addition to completing the application for admission, participating senior citizens are asked to provide age verification by completing the Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Waiver form.
For more details about becoming a senior Razorback, call the office of admissions at 479-575-5346 or 1-800-377-8632.