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Senior Citizens Can Register for Fall Classes Beginning Aug. 17

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Area residents age 62 and over who would like to take a class at Missouri State University-West Plains this fall under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program can register beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the registration and records office in Cass Hall, 515 Cass Ave., in West Plains. 

The Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program allows Missouri residents age 62 and above to take tuition-free academic courses being offered by the university during the fall semester on an audit, non-credit, “seats-available” basis, provided they have met all prerequisites, officials said. 

Online courses, law enforcement academy classes, or any course offered in conjunction with the South Central Career Center in West Plains are not included in the fee waiver program. Seniors must pay supplemental course fee and the costs of required textbooks and supplies, if applicable. They also should note that classes with less than 10 students registered might be canceled. 

To register for classes, senior citizens should be fully admitted to the university as non-degree seeking students and follow the regulations outlined for non-degree seeking students. Participants should declare their intent to enroll in the program at the point of admission in order to have all eligible student fees waived, officials said.

For more information, contact the Missouri State-West Plains admissions office at 417-255-7955 or toll free at 1-888-466-7897.