Older Adult Program (OLA)

OLA, is a tuition waiver program is for New Jersey residents who:

  • Are at least 65 years of age
  • Possess a high-school degree or its equivalent

allows eligible students to enroll at Montclair State University on a space-available basis with costs that include only administrative and student fees.

OLA students interested in taking courses for personal enrichment (non-degree classification), simply need to complete an OLA application and submit an official transcript. However, students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree must submit a complete Undergraduate application and meet all of the necessary entrance requirements to the University.

Students who have a baccalaureate degree (including those with advanced degrees) must apply through The Graduate School and may take undergraduate or graduate courses. These students will pay all applicable graduate student fees regardless of the course level. Students with an undergraduate degree interested in pursuing a graduate degree must submit a completed Application for Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs and submit it directly through The Graduate School

In all cases, formal acceptance to a specific Montclair State University undergraduate or graduate program is the sole criteria as to whether or not courses taken through OLA apply to degree or non-degree studies.

Please explore the Older Adult Tuition Waiver Program Brochure for more details about the program.

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