Retirees Heading Back to School

Retirees Heading Back To School With Discounts
(Excerpt from an AP story published in the Aug. 23 edition of Community College Week)

Nearly six decades after earning a college degree, Pete Shannon still can’t get enough of lectures and homework assignments. The 78-year-old Dallas retiree has taken dozens of classes at his local community college since he stopped working as a CPA in 2004. Exams can be challenging, but one thing he doesn’t sweat is tuition bills. In one of many such arrangements across the country, Dallas County residents age 65 and over get up to six hours’ tuition free at Richland College every semester…Read More

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1: Should seniors be we allowed to attend college for free?

2: Does the presence of seniors at community colleges enrich the educational experience?
3. What’s your experience with senior students?


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