Office of the Registrar : Resources for Students

Senior Citizens


~ONLY Connecticut State resident senior citizens over 62 years of age may register for a $60 fee along with faxing, scanning or by bringing to the Registrar’s Office a Non Matriculation Application Formopens PDF file and any other documentation (transcripts) that may be required.  All others must pay standard tuition rates.  Senior citizens taking advantage of the $60 fee may only register prior to the start of the semester on a space-available basis(Check registration date HERE). You may contact the Registrar’s Office at 203 837-9200 or email us at requestregistrar@wcsu.educreate new email for more information.~

Senior Citizen Audit

Senior citizens who do not seek degree credit may audit any course with permission of the instructor.  Auditors are subject to those conditions established by the instructor.  You must obtain approval to audit within the first four weeks for full semester courses or within the first two weeks for courses scheduled less than a full semester.  Audited courses carry no credit.  Audit forms may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office.

Please contact the Cashier’s Office at 203 837-8381 with questions in regard to tuition waivers for senior citizens looking to receive credit for courses.

A full listing of courses by semester is available at

Connecticut Resident Senior Citizen Waiver

Any Connecticut resident 62 or over who is a full-time student is exempted from the state tuition charge and the state university fee.  All other fees are not waived.  Senior citizens attending the university as part-time students pay a $60 non-refundable registration fee, student activity fee, lab fee and transcript fee when taking any continuing education courses.  Senior citizens must be Connecticut residents and show proof of residency.  Acceptable forms of identification needed to verify residency are:

  • Connecticut driver’s license or
  • Current automobile registration or
  • Federal and state income tax return


Again we welcome you to Western Connecticut State University and we wish you well in your academic pursuits and educational enrichment!