Chicago State University

 Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

Students accepted for admission (in a degree seeking program, a certificate program or in a "at-large" status)  who are 65 years of age or older, and who are legal residents of Illinois with an annual combined household income less than the threshold amount provided in Section 4 of the Illinois “Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act”, shall be permitted to enroll in regularly scheduled courses, without the payment of tuition, provided that available classroom space exists and tuition-paying students enrolled constitute the minimum number required for the course.


If you will be attending during the 2018-2019 academic year (fall 2018, spring 2019 and/or summer 2019) please submit the 2018-2019 Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver to the Office of Student Financial Aid, along with the following documentation:

Proof that you are at least 65 years of age at the beginning of the term of enrollment (Driver’s License, State ID, official Birth Certificate, Passport, etc.)

Proof that you are an Illinois resident (Driver’s License, State ID, Voters registration, etc.)

Proof of “combined (yours and spouse’s, if married) annual household income”, during 2017, at or below 200% of the appropriate annual Federal Poverty Level as outlined on the form. Such proof may consist of a Federal or Illinois 1040(s), or W2(s) if you are not required to file a 1040, Social Security statement if receiving benefits, statement concerning public assistance payments if received, Workers Compensation if received, or any other source of income received.

The last day you may submit a 2018-2019 Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver, to the Office of Student Financial Aid, is June 24. 2019.

An individual’s eligibility for the Waiver is subject to all applicable Federal, State and Chicago State University regulations/law and amendments thereto. Benefits of the Waiver will not be posted to a student’s account until all documentation is received, reviewed and validated by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Students applying for the Waiver should take care to make sure that the completed Waiver form, with all required documentation attached, is submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid as soon as possible before the beginning of an enrollment period (preferably at least two weeks).

If an individual wishing to apply for the Waiver is not yet accepted for admission in a degree seeking or certificate program, please access the Admissions web page. If you would like to apply as at "At-Large" student you may directly access the Undergraduate-at-Large application or the Graduate  Application for Non-Degree Admission. Follow the instructions on the appropriate form.


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