The District Board of Trustees waives any or all tuition and fees for one college credit course per semester (up to four credit hours) for persons 60 years of age or older who are residents of the State of Florida. This privilege will be granted only if such college credit classes are not filled (space available basis) during the add/drop period of registration. Courses in which students have earned a grade of "C" or higher may not be repeated unless the course has been designated as repeatable. The College may limit or deny this privilege for courses in programs for which the board has established selective admission criteria.
Courses may be taken for credit or audited. Courses that have selective admission criteria or courses offered through the vocational non-credit or online third party providers are not included under this program. Senior citizen students are financially responsible for appropriate laboratory fees. Only college credit classes qualify for senior citizen waivers and laboratory fees must be paid separately.
Students who qualify for the tuition waiver must show proof of age via an official government issued photo identification to a Student Success Specialist. Students who qualify for the tuition waiver must follow the same entrance requirements as students whose fees are not waived. If a student's program plan is post-high school, he/she must show proof of high school graduation prior to enrollment; if the student's program plan is post-baccalaureate, he/she must demonstrate proof of earned baccalaureate degree prior to enrollment. If the student is in a post-associate degree plan, they must show proof of earned associate degree prior to enrollment. Degree-seeking students must be admitted and submit official transcripts from any previously attended schools. Students wanting to audit a course can only choose this option during the add/drop period.