Am I able to take courses even though I’m not interested in getting a degree?
Yes. Students age 65 and older may audit one undergraduate VSCS course per enrollment period without tuition charge. You would still be responsible for administrative fees any course-specific fees.
What does “audit” mean?
Auditing a course means you do not receive credit for taking it.
Can I take more than one course per semester?
Yes. You can take any undergraduate course after auditing the first, tuition-free course for a 50% discount off the tuition rate. To be eligible, you may not take the place of students paying full tuition in courses with enrollment limits.
What if I want to get a degree?
You can complete a certificate or undergraduate degree program for a 50% discount off the tuition rate for each course
Where do I go to register?
Follow these links for information on registering for courses at each of our colleges:
Castleton University Community College of Vermont Northern Vermont University Vermont Technical College
Can I get financial aid?
Financial aid is available for students over 65.
Learn more at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.
VSCS policy regarding Tuition Discounts for Students Age 65 and Over.