Since 1981, East Stroudsburg University has offered the opportunity for senior citizens to enroll in courses tuition-free.
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.
Therefore, the following registration periods are available:
- For Spring 2015 Semester (January): Registration will begin on mid-January and continue through the first day of classes.
- For Summer 2015 Sessions: Contact the Continuing Education Office concerning Summer registration (570) 422-2871.
- For Fall 2015 Semester (August): Registration will begin on mid-August and continue through the first day of classes.
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 an application and eligibility form for EACH SEMESTER.
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".