PURPOSE: To provide a reduced tuition and fee program for residents of West Virginia who are sixty-five years of age or older to take college courses. This program includes an option to take courses on a no credit basis or on a credit basis.
ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION: Residents of West Virginia who are at least sixty-five years of age may attend class for credit or no credit if space is available. Eligibility will be determined based on appropriate documents reflecting age and residency.
ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION: Participants will be admitted according to the process for "Special Students" outlined in Fairmont State College's admissions policies. Students may register anytime during or after the preregistration period designated for "All Other Students" and through the Regular and Late Registration periods. Appropriate dates and times will be published in the Schedule of Classes for each term. Participants may register for either on- or off-campus courses.
FEE ASSESSMENT: Eligible participants may elect one or two options for enrolling at the College. Participants must identify themselves and choose an option at the time of registration.
1. No Credit Option. Eligible participants will be assessed fifty dollars ($50) per course plus applicable fees, e.g., technology, laboratory, parking permits, etc. when appropriate.
2. Credit Option. Participants electing to earn college credit will be granted a waiver of fifty percent (50%) of the normal tuition and fees for courses. Technology, laboratory, parking and other special fees will be charged at the regular students rate.