Go-60 Program

Go-60 Program

Deadlines for Submitting Non-Degree Enrollment

Spring 2019

  • Re-enrollment deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Non-degree deadline: January 4, 2019

A golden opportunity for persons 60 years of age or older

The Go-60 Program provides tuition-free enrollment in all credit courses. Go-60 students are exempt from fees and charges for course add/drop actions. All Go-60 students may be required to pay the current non-refundable computer fee assessed to all students to help offset computerized record keeping costs. The technology fee is $86 for fewer than 5 credits, $189 for 5 to fewer than 9 credits, and $252 for 9 or more credits. The student fee is $73 for fewer than 5 credits, $177 for 5 to fewer than 9 credits, and $236 for 9 or more credits.

Membership Criteria

To qualify for membership in Go-60, an applicant must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident, a former Penn State student, or a former Penn State employee.
  • Be at least 60 years of age at the time of enrollment and be retired or employed less than half-time (20 hours or less per week).
  • Meet the specified course prerequisites and follow established rules, regulations, and procedures applicable to all students.

Enrolling in Credit Courses

Go-60 students may enroll in day or evening courses. Students enrolling for the first time will need to complete a Non-degree Student Credit Enrollment Data form. Non-degree Enrollment information is available online on the Registrar's Office web page. Non-degree students may enroll in up to seven credits on a space-available basis. Students will enroll in courses by accessing their LionPATH student page and completing any to-do items or holds listed. 

Go-60 students admitted into a degree program or currently enrolled in one will no longer be eligible for the tuition waiver as per University Park Senate Policy 14-10.

Note: As a part of the initial course enrollment, your Penn State ID picture will be taken in the Housing and Food Service Office, located in Port-Sky Café. You must provide a photo ID before the Penn State Student ID can be taken.

Auditing a Course

Go-60 student may audit a credit course, which means the student follows the regular registration procedure, but does not receive a grade for the course. Go-60 students who wish to audit a course must notify the Registrar’s Office, 130E Smith Building, at the time of course registration.

Course Materials

Go-60 students may purchase all required textbooks and course materials from the Penn State Bookstore on campus.