Senior Adult Discount
Rules & Procedures
Senior Adult Fee Discount/Waiver rules and forms are available at the MTSU Admissions Office. Senior Adult students should register and submit these forms to the Bursar's Office as outlined below.
T.C.A. 49-7-113. Disabled and Elderly Persons--Auditing or Enrollment.(a)(1) Disabled persons suffering from a permanent total disability which totally incapacitates such person from working at an occupation which brings him an income, and persons who have retired from state service with thirty (30) or more years of service, regardless of age, or persons who will become sixty (60) years of age or older during the academic quarter or semester, whichever is applicable, in which such persons begin classes and, who are domiciled in Tennessee, may audit courses at any state-supported college or university without paying tuition charges, maintenance fees, student activity fees or registration fees; however, this privilege may be limited or denied by the college or university on an individual classroom basis according to space availability.
. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Due to the "space availability" rule, the reduced rate will not be applied for classes selected and/or held during priority registration.
Class selection for Senior Adult students participating in the reduced rate program is during late registration each semester. Late registration begins on the first day of class for the Fall/Spring semesters, and on the first day of class for each individual session during the Summer semester. The late registration fee will be waived.
Persons 60 years of age or older may audit classes without tuition charges. Persons 65 years of age or older may register for classes for credit by paying a service fee not to exceed $70.00. (Note: This fee includes maintenance fees, student activity fees, technology access fees, and registration fees; it does not preclude an application fee, late fee, change-of-course fee, parking fee, special course fee, etc.).
The applicant must be eligible for admission, and an application fee of $25.00 is required.
Proof of age must be submitted to the MTSU Admissions Office at the time of application.
A separate form, obtained from the MTSU Admissions Office, is required for each semester, and must be submitted in person during late registration fee payment at the Middle Tennessee State University, Business Office, Room 103, in the Cope Administration Building. Fees will be adjusted at this time.
If you have any questions regarding the Senior Adult reduced rate program, please contact the MTSU Admissions Office at (615) 898-2111.