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Senior Citizens or Students with Disabilities Charges

A Tennessee resident 60 years of age or older or a permanently disabled Tennessee resident may audit courses without paying any maintenance fees. However, the student will be assessed a $10 application fee (if not previously paid), a $15 international educational fee, and a $15 campus access fee. Maintenance fee for RODP courses will be waived; however, online fees are not waived under this waiver program. Students meeting these criteria must register during late registration.

A Tennessee resident 65 years of age or older, or a permanently disabled resident may take classes for credit at a reduced charge of fifty percent (50%) per credit hour with a maximum of $70, plus a $10 application fee (if not previously paid), a $15 international educational fee, and a $15 campus access fee. Elderly/disabled students enrolling in RODP courses will be assessed separate maintenance fees per home institution in addition to regular credit courses. These fees can exceed $70. Online fees for RODP courses are not reduced under this waiver program. Students meeting these criteria can register for classes no earlier than four (4) weeks prior to the first day of the semester. For dates, go to www.southwest.tn.edu/cashier.

To receive this discount, senior citizens must verify their birth date either with their driver's license or birth certificate. Permanently disabled students must provide Student Disability Services Office written verification confirming their disability.

Enrollment without full payment of the registration fee will be subject to the availability of space in the class. Fees and tuition are subject to change by policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents.