Admit your age? what woman would? My grandmother, when asked her age, replied:
A woman who will tell you her age…will tell you anything.
But now there is a good reason, in fact the only reason,to admit your true age, seniors in many states are entitled to a tuition waiver.
In Illinois, for example the law states:
“(110 ILCS 990/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 1800)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Senior Citizen Courses Act.
(Source: P.A. 86?1324.)
(110 ILCS 990/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 1801)
Sec. 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act:
(a) “Public institutions of higher education” means the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and the public community colleges subject to the “Public Community College Act”.
(b) “Credit Course” means any program of study for which public institutions of higher education award credit hours.
(c) “Senior citizen” means any person 65 years or older whose annual household income is less than the threshold amount provided in Section 4 of the “Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act”, approved July 17, 1972, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 89?4, eff. 1?1?96.)
(110 ILCS 990/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 1802)
Sec. 2. Each public institution of higher education shall permit senior citizens accepted for admission to enroll without the payment of tuition in regularly scheduled credit courses, other than credit courses designed specifically for senior citizens, provided that available classroom space exists and tuition paying students enrolled constitute the minimum number required for the course.
(Source: P.A. 84?338.)
Other states that offer liberal wavers are Maine, Lousianna, Kentucky, Georgia.
Any information that anyone can add would be greatly appreciated.