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Tuition Waiver for Selected Populations

D-9: Tuition Waiver for Selected Populations

Adoption Date: 06/15/92  |  Revision Date: 11/18/02  |  Revision Date: 08/26/08  |  Revision Date: 03/27/12  |  Revision Date: 06/26/12

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens

All in-district students sixty-five (65) years of age or older shall be exempt from the payment of tuition, technology fee and student activities and services fees. Such students shall not, however, be exempt from payment of other fees, such as the registration fee, college’s Course Repeat Fee, late fees and course specific fees.

This exemption shall only apply to credit courses which are numbered one hundred (100) or above and any necessary developmental courses. Any such courses must have sufficient paid enrollment to warrant their offering.

Eligibility shall be verified.

Tuition Waiver for Program Advisory Committee Members

All active community members of each Program Advisory Committee of Prairie State College shall be eligible for waiver of tuition, technology fee and student activities and services fees for one course per calendar year. This waiver will apply only to credit courses and to such courses which have sufficient paid enrollment to warrant offering.

Individuals who are eligible for this waiver shall not, however, be exempt from payment of other fees such as the registration fee, college’s Course Repeat Fee, late fees and course specific fees.

The President's Office shall cause a directory to be maintained of the members of Program Advisory Committees who are eligible for this tuition waiver.

Tuition Waiver for Board Members

All past Board members of Community College District 515 shall be eligible for waiver of tuition, technology fee and student activities and services fees for one course per semester. This waiver will apply only to credit courses and to such courses which have sufficient paid enrollment to warrant offering.

Individuals who are eligible for this waiver shall not, however, be exempt from payment of other fees associated with a course, including application fee, laboratory and materials fees, and late registration fees such as the registration fee, college’s Course Repeat Fee, late fees and course specific fees.

Tuition Waiver for District Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Teachers and paraprofessionals who either live or work in the Prairie State College district or teach full time in the district shall have the opportunity to enroll in one (1) course offered by Prairie State College and shall be exempt from payment of tuition, technology fee and the student activities and services fee. This waiver will apply only to credit courses and to such courses which have sufficient paid enrollment to warrant offering.

Individuals who are eligible for this waiver shall not, however, be exempt from payment of other fees such as the registration fee, college’s Course Repeat Fee, late fees and course specific fees.

Tuition Waiver for High Achievement High School Students

A high achieving senior high school student who resides within the district shall have the opportunity to enroll in any course offered by Prairie State College and shall be exempt from payment of tuition, technology fee and the student activities and services fee. This exemption shall be limited to credit courses (those numbered one hundred (100) or above). The waiver is applicable initially for one course taken during the high school student's senior year, including the summer term preceding the senior year.

To be eligible, the high school student must be currently enrolled in a public or non-public high school and be of high achievement as demonstrated by a GPA of 2.5 or higher the preceding semester and the written permission of the designated authority from the high school the student attends, as being an individual who can benefit from the opportunity.

The high school student who is eligible for this waiver shall not, however, be exempt from payment of other fees such as the registration fee, college’s Course Repeat Fee, late fees and course specific fees. The high school student may be expected to meet with a College official(s) to discuss expectations prior to enrolling.