What is the Sixty-Plus (60+) Program?
The University of Akron's Sixty-Plus (60+) Program is designed to provide Ohio residents age 60 and older with the opportunity to audit credit classes on a space-available basis. Sixty-Plus (60+) students may register for up to three classes (with appropriate prerequisites) per academic term. Auditing allows students to enroll in courses, but college credit is not awarded.
- Select your course level (undergraduate, graduate, etc)
- Select the term (Spring, Fall, etc)
- Courses are listed by title in alphabetical order. Type the course category in the Search box (English, Art, Spanish, History, etc). You will then see all scheduled courses in the topic you have entered.
What does the Sixty-Plus (60+) Program cost?
Sixty-Plus (60+) students are exempt from payment of all tuition and general service fees. Students are, however, expected to pay for any books, lab fees, and parking (if needed). Auditing allows students to attend classes, but college credit is not awarded. Registration must be completed during the designated dates and times. Late registration will not be accommodated.
|Cost for Books||estimated range $50 - $100 per course|
|Facility Fee||estimated at $18.55 per credit hour|
|Course Fees||estimated range of $10 - $100 (most classes do not have course fees)|
|Parking, if needed||estimated range $120 - $160 depending upon semester|
When you submit your remission card the cashier will confirm the amount due after tuition and fees are waived. For the balance due, you may pay by check or cash with the cashier, or by check or credit card online. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition and fees should be paid on the date of registration to avoid late fees or other penalties. Be sure to turn in your fee remission card when you pay your fees.
Auditing allows students to attend classes, but college credit is not awarded. You should be told by the Admissions Representative how much you owe. If you are not paying on the day of registration, be sure to find out from them how much you owe and the due date. You may be dropped for non-payment of fees. You will be billed for any fees that you do not pay when you register. If you have a balance due, you will be sent an eBill notification to you UA email address.
Note: This tuition and general service fee exemption does not apply to noncredit Continuing Education courses.
Types of enrollment
Developed in accordance with State Law 3345.27 which was passed in 1976, the Sixty-Plus Program provides Ohio residents age 60 and older the opportunity to AUDIT credit classes on a space available, non-tuition basis. Sixty-Plus students are exempt from payment of tuition and general service fees, but are expected to pay for any books, laboratory or instructional fees and parking, if needed. Auditing allows students to attend classes but college credit in not awarded. Participants may audit up to three classes per semester or term.
Please return the application as soon as possible and at least ONE WEEK PRIOR to In-Person registration. This form must be completed for all first-time Sixty-Plus participants and for those who have not attended classes in the last five years.
In accordance with Revised Code 3345.27, passed in 1998, the Sixty-Plus Program may permit an enrollee to receive credit, provided the individual’s family income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline, as revised annually by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for a family size equal to the size of the family of the person whose income is being determined.
Under this credit option, income-eligible Sixty-Plus participants may enroll for 11 or fewer credits exempt from payment of tuition and general service fees. Sixty-Plus students will be expected to pay for any books, laboratory or instructional fees and parking, if needed.
Please return the application and income verification materials as soon as possible, and at least 30 days prior to In-Person Registration. This application form must be completed for all first-time Sixty-Plus participants and for those who have not attended classes in the last five years AND for those switching from Option A to Option B. Sixty-Plus enrollees will receive credit for classes ONLY IF they have:
- submitted all pertinent information according to deadline stated above, and
- an income level which meets the stated guidelines and is approved by the Sixty-Plus staff.
In addition, income-eligible Sixty-Plus students seeking credit must declare the credit choice at the time of registration. Credit requested on a retroactive basis will be denied. In order to receive credit, a Sixty-Plus applicant must meet all admissions criteria for matriculation into the degree program of choice, including a high school diploma or GED.
- Pay any fees that are due.
- You need to pay your bill by 4 p.m. on the day of registration.
- If you do not pay your bill, you may be withdrawn from your classes for non-payment. If you have decided not to attend, you must withdraw from the course. If you do not drop your classes, and have a balance due, you will be sent an eBill notification to your UA email address. If those bills are not paid, your account will be turned over to the Ohio Attorney General. We cannot retroactively withdraw you from your course if it goes to the Ohio Attorney General.
Contact Cheryl Beckwith at 330-972-2122 within the first two weeks of the semester (spring and fall). If you're taking a summer class, you cannot drop the class after the second day.
If you are interested in applying to The University of Akron, you can download a Sixty-Plus (60+) application or request a form by calling or 330-972-2122. Once completed, submit the Sixty+ application form to Summit College. Upon verification, you will be eligible to register for classes on the next available registration date.
Members of the Sixty Plus (60+) advisory board are available to assist you during the registration process. You may consult with advisory board members before selecting your classes to determine available days and times.
If you are planning on parking on campus, yes. Your permit may be purchased and picked up at the time of registration from the Admissions Representative, or purchased and picked up in the Parking Office. Parking Permits are $120 for the summer and $160 for fall and spring.
You may also purchase a one-day permit (if needed) in the Parking Office. Be aware that parking tickets may be issued if the appropriate parking permit is not displayed in your vehicle. Contact the Parking Office at 330-972-7213 for more information.
- Go to the campus Barnes and Noble website
- Click on TEXTBOOKS on the top left
- Select the TERM
- Select the DEPARTMENT (the first four digit number in our course number)
- select the COURSE (the three digit number in the middle)
- Select the SESSION (the last three digit number)
- Select VIEW TEXTBOOK LIST
- Get all of the information – author, title, edition and ISBN number. It will also list the new, used and rental costs for the book at UA’s bookstore.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore – First Floor of the Student Union IF the course is offered on the
Main Campus EXCEPT for the majors listed below.
Barnes & Noble POLSKY – Books for Summit College, College of Business, Speech
Pathology/Audiology, Social Work, and the General Education classes ONLY.
Wayne College Bookstore – only the courses taught at Wayne Campus in Orrville.
You may also visit any of the bookstores near the university who sell our textbooks or you may buy them online.
No. The Rec Center may only be used by current students. If you are not taking classes, then you are not a student.
No, but if you have not attended the program in five years we ask that you re-apply to be sure that we have the correct information.
Call the Support Desk at 330-972-6888. You will not be able to get it until the day after you have been assigned your UANet ID. So, if you applied in person when you registered you will need to wait until the next day to get your password.
Follow the instructor’s instructions on the syllabus.
You may enter My Akron as a GUEST without a password. Follow these directions:
- Go to My Akron (on the top of the UA homepage)
- Think of the page as three columns. Look at the CENTER COLUMN. In the box COURSE INFORMATION you will select SCHEDULE OF CLASSES.
- Select the term you want to register – Fall, Spring or Summer.
- In the box labeled COURSE SUBJECT scroll down and pick the MAJOR where the class would be listed. Click on the green SEARCH box.
- Go to My Akron (on the top of the UA homepage)
- Enter your UANET ID and Password (this is on the back of your Zip Card at the bottom left). If you do not have a password, contact the Computer Help Desk at 330-972-6888.
- Click on Students tab
- Click on Academics
- Click on View My Class Schedule
- Select the correct term (summer ends in 3, spring ends in 1, and fall ends in 7)
- Click Printer Friendly Page and be sure your printer is on.
Registration for Spring 2014 semester will take place on January 9 and 10, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Simmons Hall, Room 208. Free Parking both days in the North Campus Deck. Classes begin January 13. Reminder postcards will be mailed by the end of November.
What services are available to Sixty Plus (60+) Students?
Participation in the Sixty-Plus (60+) Program gives participants a University student ID card and full access to all university facilities including:
Scienc and Technology Library
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Student Union Food Court
Art Galleries - Locations
Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall
Guzetta Hall Atrium
E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Guzzetta Performing Arts Box Office
Speech and Hearing Center
Offers a wide range of services to University of Akron students.
I have more questions – whom should I contact?
Cheryl Beckwith, Coordinator of the 60+ Program, 330-972-2122, or send an email inquiry to: email@example.com