MSU - West Plains
MSU-West Plains will offer classes for senior citizens

Area residents age 62 and over who would like to take a class at Missouri State University-West Plains during the 2021 fall semester can do so under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program.

Seniors citizens can register beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the registration and records office in Cass Hall, 515 Cass Ave., in West Plains. 

The Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program allows Missouri residents age 62 and above to take tuition-free academic courses offered by the university on an audit, non-credit, “seats-available” basis, provided they have met all prerequisites, officials said.

Eligible senior citizens can take one class per semester using the waiver. The maximum number of credit hours senior citizens may take with the waiver is 24, university officials said. 

Several courses are not included in the fee waiver program:            

• Online, nursing, welding and viticulture courses.

• Law enforcement academy classes

• Any course offered in conjunction with the South Central Career Center in West Plains.

Seniors must pay supplemental course fees and the costs of required textbooks and supplies, if applicable. They also should note that classes with less than 10 students registered might be cancelled. 

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 eligible student fees waived, officials said.

More information about the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program can be found online at

Interested people also can call the Missouri State-West Plains admissions office at 417-255-7955 or toll free at 888-466-7897.

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