Senior Citizen Programs

Enrollment for audit or credit is limited according to space availability. To qualify for the "tuition reduction" in this program, participants may not register before the specific deadline for each semester. See the University & Student Business Services Office Calendar for the official first day to register under these fee waiver programs.

Age Sixty (60) – Audit Only

Tennessee residents who will become age sixty (60) during the academic semester may AUDIT courses without paying tuition charges. These charges may include the following: maintenance fees, program services fees, and special course fees for Business, Fine Art, Engineering, Law or Nursing Programs. Students enrolled in 12 or more hours will be responsible for the mandatory Tiger Eat$.

Seniors taking courses for AUDIT, please contact the Registrar Office Coordinator at 901-678-3931 or go to the Elite Student Audit Program Website.

Age Sixty-five (65) – Credit Course(s)

Tennessee residents who will become age sixty-five (65) during the academic semester may enroll in courses for CREDIT at the cost of one-half the normal per credit hour fee, not to exceed $70 per semester. These charges include maintenance fees and program services fees. Fees not included in this tuition reduction include, but are not limited to, Fine Art course fees, Business Course fees, Engineering course fees, UM online program fees, TN TN eCampus (formerly RODP) online program fees, Tiger Eat$, and materials fees for courses which require an additional fee.

In order to participate AFTER COURSE SELECTION, participants must submit the Senior Credit Request Discount Form to the USBS office prior to the appropriate fee payment deadline to avoid deletion of classes.

Submit forms electronically to the University & Student Business Services Office  using the following link:

Tuition Assistance & Discount Form Submission

Students who adjust their class schedule after the tuition reduction has been applied to their account must re-submit the form to ensure proper credit is applied and to avoid a $100 late payment fee.