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Nov. 30 , 2004
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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EMU regents approve discounted tuition for senior citizens

YPSILANTIThe Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a new policy at its regular meeting Nov. 30 which will reduce tuition and fees for enrolled students age 65 and older.

            “Research shows that senior citizens, retired or not, increasingly choose to continue learning and developing new skills,” said Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment services. “This program will enable senior citizens to enroll at a lower cost, thus increasing their participation in classes, events and campus life; enhance student life through diversity;  and build University awareness and support for programming and services targeted at the elder population.”

            The program is called ElderQuest and will allow senior citizen students to pay one-half of the tuition rate charged at undergraduate or graduate rates, the general fee, and the technology fee. All other fees will be waived.

            The program will be structured with enrollment permitted on a space-available basis. Students will not be permitted to wait-list their enrollment and must meet all academic requirements to enroll in courses.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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