"LIFE-LONG LEARNING PROGRAM 60"
Ohio State University. Cuyahoga Community College. North Central State College. University of Toledo.
"Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to enrich their lives by experiencing the academic excellence and world-renowned research available at The Ohio State University. Each year, thousands of Ohioans take advantage of this tuition-free, noncredit/non-degree program to connect to the university community. Program 60 students attend undergraduate, graduate-level, and distance learning courses through Program 60 on a space-available basis."
"Under Ohio law, residents 60 and older can audit classes for free at 13 public universities and 23 community colleges, space permitting, with the professor's approval. Courses may be audited at more than four dozen branch campuses as well."
Ohio's four-year universities and two-year technical colleges allow senior residents age 60 and older to attend free classes. In order for seniors to participate in life long-learning, classes must have space available and must be approved by the instructor.
The aim of "Life-Long Learning Program 60" is to provide "senior learning" and does not offer seniors course credit. Seniors will be responsible for costs related to books, equipment, lab fees etc.
Seniors looking to go beyond university and college classes can become more involved by joining the "Program 60 Association," which offers seniors social interaction, and additional enrichment opportunities such as lectures and social events.
Several major universities and colleges across Ohio offer free courses for seniors through the "Life-Long Learning Program 60," "60 Plus Program," and other life-long learning programs.
Many agencies, organizations and higher education partners are developing and offering high-quality, credit and non-credit lifelong learning opportunities for older adults.
source: ced.osu.edu, aging.ohio.gov
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