Senior Citizens (fee pay status: audit - 10, credit - 56)

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Tuition Waiver

Waiver for students sixty years or older (Audit and Credit).


Community colleges may waive tuition (operating and building fees) and services and activities fees for students sixty years or older who are enrolled for credit.  For students enrolled on an audit basis, a nominal fee, not to exceed five dollars per quarter, is to be charged.  Students enrolling under this waiver shall register for no more than two courses per quarter.  Students shall be enrolled on a space available basis and must be Washington state residents.

These students are not to be included in state enrollment counting.   

This waiver is not included in the 35% legislative limit.

Statutory Authority

RCW 28B.15.540 – Waiver of tuition and fees for residents sixty years of age or older – limitations.


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