WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Area residents age 60 and over who would like to take a class at Missouri State University-West Plains this fall under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program can register beginning Friday, Aug. 15.
Those wishing to attend classes can register in person beginning at 8 a.m. Friday in the registration and records office in Cass Hall, 515 Cass Ave. (the former social security office), or they may go online to register beginning at 8 a.m.
To web register, visit the Missouri State-West Plains website at http://www.wp.missouristate.edu and click on the “My Grizzly Den” link on the left side of the page. Students who do not have an account need to click on the “Get an Account” below the “Log In” section of the “My Grizzly Den” page for step-by-step instructions. They also may call the Missouri State-West Plains information technology help desk at 417-255-7995 for more information concerning web registration.
The Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program allows Missouri residents age 60 and above to take tuition-free academic courses being offered during the fall semester on a non-credit basis, provided they have met all prerequisites, officials said.
Online courses are not included in the fee waiver program; however, a recent policy change makes intersession classes eligible. Seniors must pay special course fees and the costs of required textbooks and supplies, if applicable. Intersession classes must have 10 or more students registered before senior registration begins. Registration for intersession classes is held the Friday before the class begins.
To register for classes, senior citizens should be fully admitted to the university as non-degree seeking students and follow the regulations outlined for non-degree seeking students. Participants should declare their intent to enroll in the program at the point of admission in order to have all required student fees waived, officials said.
For more information, contact the Missouri State-West Plains admissions office at 417-255-7955 or toll free at 1-888-466-7897.