Guideline 6-11: Senior Citizens Enrolling for Classes

Senior citizens may enroll for up to 6 hours each semester without paying tuition.

"Under the provisions of 54.210 of the Texas Education Code, senior citizens 65 years of age or older may enroll for credit in up to six hours of courses offered by San Jacinto College each semester or summer term without payment of tuition if space is available."

Under Texas law, a college may allow senior citizens 65 years of age or older to enroll in credit courses without paying tuition. A senior citizen may enroll in up to six hours of credit classes provided there is space available. The hours would be eligible for formula funding from the State.

This is separate from the auditing program for senior citizens that has been in effect since 1993.