Senior Citizen Program FAQ
Do I have to be a New Jersey resident to take part in the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver program?
Yes. The Senior Citizen Program is available only to New Jersey residents who are at least 65 years of age.
Are all of the classes I enroll in free?
No. Although tuition for courses is waived, students are responsible for student fees plus an administrative fee per semester each semester of enrollment. Additionally, a parking fee will be charged to those students who wish to use the University’s
When can I enroll in courses for the upcoming semester?
Students are permitted to enroll in courses on a space available basis, beginning on a specified date for Senior Citizen registration for the current semester. Generally, Senior Citizen registration begins the day before classes start for the semester, thus courses cannot be guaranteed. Please consult the General Registration and Advisement Information page in the Montclair State University Schedule of Courses Booklet for upcoming Senior Citizen registration dates.
If I have never been to college in the past, can I still take courses?
Yes. Students who have a high school diploma or its equivalence must submit an application for admission and may take undergraduate courses as long as prerequisite courses have been completed. In addition to the administrative fee, Undergraduate Senior Citizen students are responsible for paying any applicable undergraduate student fees.
Can I take courses for personal fulfillment only?
Yes. Students participating in the Senior Citizen program can do so as non-degree. Students, who have at least a high school diploma or its equivalence but have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, and want to enroll in courses as a non-degree student, must complete the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program Non-Degree Application for Admission. Students, who have earned a bachelor’s or Graduate degree, and want to enroll in courses as a non-degree student must contact The Graduate School at (973) 655-5147.
As a student enrolled in the Senior Citizen program, can I earn a degree?
Yes, students who have at least a high school diploma or its equivalence but have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, and want to earn a bachelor’s degree, must complete the entire Undergraduate application and be formally admitted into a degree granting program. For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (973) 655-4444.