Persons 65 years of age and older may receive free tuition on undergraduate courses when they enroll as non-degree seeking students.

Fees and other expenses may apply.

Students enrolling under this status can choose to take a course for noncredit (i.e., audit a course and receive a pass/fail grade and no credits) or take a course for credit while remaining non-degree seeking.

Non-degree seeking students are not required to meet prerequisites, and may enroll in any undergraduate course(s) they choose provided there is available space in the course. If all course seats are taken, the instructor/department may override this rule and allow a senior citizen into the course at his/her/the department’s discretion.

Senior citizens who want to pursue a degree and enroll as a degree-seeking student are not eligible for free tuition.

How to enroll

To sign up for classes, you need to:

  1. Submit a completed application for admission
  2. Register online through GoldLink or contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance at (816) 271-4211 or registrar@missouriwestern.edu
  3. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to ensure correct fee assessment at (816) 271-4361 or finaid@missouriwestern.edu
  4. Bring your driver’s license to the Office of Financial Aid and complete a tuition waiver form.
  5. Contact the Lifelong Learning Office (if registering for a CED course) at (816) 271-4100 or wi@missouriwestern.edu