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Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for 6 Credit Hours

Program Purpose

To encourage senior citizens to continue their education and keep involved with local colleges and universities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Texas residents, nonresidents or foreign students;
  • Enroll at a college or university whose governing board has chosen to offer this program;
  • Enroll in a class that is not already filled with students who are paying full price for the courses (If the class is too small to accommodate both regular students and senior citizens, the regular students must be given priority); and 
  • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs).

New Requirements Fall, 2014

Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) adds a Grade Point Average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. The Bill also establishes a Limit to the Total Number of Hours, cumulative, that a student may take and continue to receive awards through this program. These changes go into effect in fall, 2014. Contact your institution for more information.

Eligible Institutions

Available only for use at a Texas public college or university. ***This exemption is OPTIONAL for institutions to offer.***

To access listings of Texas public colleges and universities, follow the links to Texas Public Institutions.

Award Amount

The maximum award is tuition for up to six hours per semester.

Note: The award does not cover fees charged for the classes. It only covers tuition. No funds may be used to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which the college receives no state tax support.

Application Process

***This exemption is OPTIONAL for institutions to offer.*** Contact the college registrar to find out if the college or university offers this program. Then, provide proof of eligibility.

Additional Information

  • Contact your college for additional information.

  • To read more about this program check out:

    Texas Education Code 54.365(c)

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The College reserves the right to make adjustments in the charges described in the Tuition and Fees section as may be required by the Board of Higher Education or the STCC Board of Trustees. Students acknowledge this reservation by submitting applications or registering for classes.

Student Health Insurance is required for all incoming students taking 9 or more credits (Excluding students registered in all online courses.)

Incoming Nursing and School of Health & Patient Simulation students will be billed an additional program fee and liability insurance fee based on their program. Please see the Miscellaneous Fee chart for more details.

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