Making the grade: Tuition waiver gives seniors 2nd chance at learning (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


Students 62 and older can take classes for just the cost of books and parking

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 25, 2017) — Even though Roger DePuy, 75, had an accomplished career with IBM and retired comfortably in 2010, there was one thing he regretted not having done.

“I went to college when I was 18, but life happened, and I dropped out,” he said. “Then in 2011, I realized I lived just a mile from Kennesaw State and that I still wanted to complete my degree and plaster that paper on the wall.”

Any doubts DePuy had about writing papers, attending lectures and keeping up with technology evaporated when he found out that as a Georgia resident older than 62, he could attend courses for the cost of books and parking.

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