Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  515.0

Tuition or Registration Fees Waivers for Students Sixty Years of Age or Older

Universitywide Administrative Memorandum 535.1 states that when any person 60 years of age or older is admitted and enrolls as a student, all the general student fee charges for each student shall be waived on a space available basis in existing classes.

By definition, there is no space available in classes that do not meet enrollment minimums and are subject to cancellation or in self-supporting classes until enrollment is at levels required to pay class costs. Enrollment minimums established by Universitywide Administrative Memorandum 640.1 are 14 in lower level courses, 10 in upper level courses, and 5 in graduate courses. This definition is the basis for exempting from the application of UAM 535.1 both low enrollment classes on campus and classes offered through the Division of Continuing Education, except as described below.

Specifically, if the enrollment is requested in an on-campus class, student fee charges applicable to the enrollment (including tuition, college fee, health, ASG, HPER, transit, safe ride and student fees ) shall be waived when space is available in classes for which fee-paying student enrollment meets minimums. Waiving of fees for specific services not directly related to the class means that the fee payment is not required, and the service or activity is not provided.

If the enrollment is requested in an off-campus class, including study abroad classes, only in instances in which sufficient fee-paying enrollment has been registered to meet the costs of the class or in which the class is not scheduled for cancellation despite low enrollment, and to the extent space is available, will students 60 years of age or older be admitted with general student fees waived. Charges for travel costs are not included in "general student fees" and cannot be waived.

This policy applies to residents of the state of Arkansas and may not be used in conjunction with other financial aid or other university policies which reduce tuition and fees. Registration under this policy may not occur until the last week day prior to the start of the term.

Students 60 years of age or older may be admitted to open on-campus or off-campus or study abroad classes by paying all applicable fees and meeting the same requirements as other students.

Enrollment Services is responsible for administration of this policy.

Reformatted for Web September 8, 2014
Revised January 2012
Revised November 26, 1996
March 7, 1993