Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) adds a Grade Point Average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. The Bill also establishes a Limit to the Total number of Hours, cumulative, that a student may take and continue to receive awards through this program. These changes go into effect in Fall, 2014.
Academic Courses: Senior Citizens who are 65 years or older and are NOT seeking degree credit may enroll in semester credit hour courses on a space available basis after regular registration is complete. The Senior Citizen must complete the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver and may only enroll in academic courses that are eligible for audit. The form must be completed prior to enrollment with written permission required from the instructor and the department chair. The tuition waiver is limited to six semester hours.
Continuing Education Courses: A Senior Citizen must complete the Continuing Education Registration Form. Ineligible courses include all Leisure Studies courses and most occupational continuing education courses that are less than seven clock hours in length.