As we begin the semester at UNCG, we may see some new “senior” Spartans! Beginning this Fall 2017, the General Assembly authorized the UNC Board of Governors to establish rules permitting those who have attained the age of 65 to audit courses tuition-free on a space available basis (see below). The Gerontology Program applauds the General Assembly for helping us become an Age-Friendly campus.
Senior citizens 65 and older who wish to take advantage of this tuition-free opportunity and audit a class must submit a completed Visiting Auditor Registration Form to UNCG Online. The UNCG Online staff verifies that space is available and obtains instructor permission for the audit.
SECTION 10.12.(a) Chapter 115B of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
“§ 115B-2.2. Senior citizens may audit classes.
Any person who is at least 65 years old may audit courses offered at the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and the community colleges as defined in G.S. 115D-2(2) without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit provided the audit is approved in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges for their respective institutions, and there is no cost to the State. A person shall be allowed to audit a class under this section only on a space available basis. Persons auditing classes under this section shall not be counted in the computation of enrollment for funding purposes. This section does not apply to audits of courses provided on a self-supporting basis by community colleges.”