Since 1981, East Stroudsburg University has offered the opportunity for senior citizens to enroll in courses tuition-free.
Undergraduate Application Process
To qualify, you must be a legal resident of Pennsylvania, sixty years of age or older and retired (i.e., not presently engaged in full-time employment).
Under this program, senior citizens are limited to a maximum of six credits (usually two courses) per semester in a non-degree status. The non-degree application can be completed online.
If you plan to take more than six credits or enroll as a degree-seeking student you are not eligible for the senior citizen tuition waiver.
Registration for classes is done on a "space available" basis. That is, after all other degree-seeking students have had the opportunity to register, senior citizens may sign up.
Eligible senior citizens (see below).
Pennsylvania residents who are at least 60 years of age and retired may enroll as non-matriculating students (see above). Course registration is on "space-available" basis.
(No fee) -(PA residents only)
Please address your envelope as indicated below:
Office of Admissions (Senior Citizens)
East Stroudsburg University
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg PA 18301
($25 non-refundable fee)
Graduate Application Process
If you have a bachelor's degree and wish to take graduate courses, please do not complete this application.
The Graduate School has a senior citizen application for those interested in higher-level courses. Senior citizens must submit a Special Status application and eligibility form for each semester. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions or need assistance.
After course registration, you will receive a bill for tuition and fees.
The billing statement must be returned to the Business Office with the notation "Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver".