Senior Tuition Waiver for 65 & Over

Everything you need to know about Senior Tuition Waivers

Tuition Waivers are for Emeritus students wishing to take credit classes for free. The tuition waiver covers up to 6 credit hours per semester.

Who qualifies?

  • You must be 65 at time of registration, not on the first day of class.
  • You must have lived in Texas for 12 months.
  • You must currently live in Dallas County with proof of residency.

How do I apply?

  • Apply online, email, mail, fax, or stop by our registration desk at the Continuing Education Offices in Thunderduck Hall. If you apply in any way other than in person, you must notify us. You can call: 972-238-6972 or email
  • If you have attended any college or university in the past, you will also need to complete a Transcript Waiver. Please call: 972-238-6972 or email us: for more information.

Can I apply online?

  • Yes! You can apply directly online or print the documents from online and then email them to us or bring them to our offices. To find the application online, simply go to
  • What paperwork or documentation do I need?

    • You will need a copy of a photo ID (if you come in person, we can make a copy).

    Do I have to go through the application process every semester?

    • No. But if you have not been enrolled in a credit class for 12 months, you will need to re-apply.

    How do I know which classes qualify?

    • In the schedule under the category "Emeritus" the Computer credit classes and Sports & Fitness credit classes that are designed specifically for seniors. However, the Senior Tuition Waiver applies to any credit class offered at Richland.

    How do I know how many credit hours a class is?

    • Inside the 3 symbol you will find a number, the number indicates the number of credit hours. Credit classes offered at Richland vary from 1-4 credit hours ( There are no printed credit class schedules.

    What if a class has more than the 6 credit hours that are waived?

    • You pay the difference.

    Who can I contact if I have more questions?