Sixty-Plus (60+) Program

The University of Akron's Sixty-Plus (60+) Program provides Ohio residents age 60 and older with the opportunity to audit classes on a space-available basis.

Sixty-Plus students may register for up to 11 credits (with appropriate prerequisites) per academic term. Auditing allows students to enroll in courses, but college credit is not awarded.


Getting started taking classes for Audit is easy:

Simply complete the admission application form by clicking the Application button below and return to Adult Focus at the address, fax, or email supplied on the form. 

Your application will be processed and you will be assigned a student ID number and a UANet ID (which will provide you access to Akron's student portal and also be your university email address). This admission step is completed one time only (you do not have to fill in another application form once you have a student ID number). Please go through the orientation for a better understanding of the UANet ID. 

Orientation for New 60+ students

Types of enrollment

What is 60+ Option A - audit?

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 is not awarded. Participants may audit up to three classes per semester or term.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES for Option A – Auditing Basis

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.

What is 60+ Option B - for credit?

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.  If the student wishes to attend full time, 12 or more credits, they will be responsible for all tuition and general service fees for the amount of credits over 11. Sixty-Plus students will be expected to pay for any books, laboratory or instructional fees and parking, if needed.

Student must apply and be accepted to The University of Akron Prior to Submitting the income verification!

APPLICATION GUIDELINES for Option B (selective, income-based criteria)

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 switching from Option A to Option B.  Sixty-Plus enrollees will receive credit for classes ONLY IF they have: 

  1. Submitted all pertinent information according to deadline stated above, and
  2. An income level which meets the stated guidelines and is approved by Financial Aid and Adult Focus.
  3. Student will need to reverify annually before the beginning of the Fall Semester Failure to do so will not affect enrollment, But the 60+ program will no longer assist with tuition and general service fees. 
  4. Student must declare and actively pursue a major/degree/certificate. 

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 and any transfer work. 


Call Adult Focus at 330-972-5793 and ask for the 60+ coordinator or send an email inquiry to

For more information about this program offered at other campuses in Ohio, visit: The Ohio Department of Education website - Lifelong Learning.


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 - $300 per course
Facility Fee estimated at $18.55 per credit hour
Course Fees

estimated range of $10 - $250 (most classes do not have course fees)

If enrollment is on or after the first day of classes, there is a $100 late enrollment fee. 

Parking, if needed estimated cost for Parking can be provided at Parking Services. 330-972-5452

When your registration is complete please check your MyAkron for any fees. Remember that the Fee remission that covers your tuition and General Service fees may not be deducted right away. Some classes will have class fees and online fees. Those fees along with books and parking (if you have an in-person class) are your responsibility and can be paid in your My Akron online. 

The registration dates for the coming semesters are:

Fall 2024

August 19-23, registration (audit)

Spring 2025

January 13th-17th, registration (audit)

Summer 2024

May 13th-17th, registration (audit)

Note: This tuition and general service fee exemption does not apply to noncredit Continuing Education (Akron Solutions) courses.

How to register For Classes                                                

 Registration begins the Monday of the week before the new semester begins.

  1. All enrollment is completed by and advisor in Adult Focus!
  2. All registration is by appointment using Zoom, phone call, or in person. Per UA policy, masks are required inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
  3. Select your courses prior to your registration appointment. Please have at least one back-up choice in case the class(es) you want is/are not available.
  4. You need to know how to use your My Akron (Orientation)
  5. You must know how to use BrightSpace for some in person and all online courses. Adult Focus can assist with new students.
  6. You must have your own internet access at your home for all hybrid and online courses.
  7. If it has been longer than a year and a half since you have taken a class, you will need to complete a Return from Leave of Absence form to have your account reactivated in the system. This process can take a couple days so let us know when scheduling your enrollment appointment.
  8. All 60+ students have a hold that prevents registration or change of schedule by non-authorized individuals. This is for reporting reasons and is non-negotiable.

Ways to contact the office for an appointment:

      Email:  or 

      Phone: 330-972-5793

All messages must contain a preferred method of contact. A student assistant will call or email and set up the appointment. Please be prepared.


Paying your bill

  1. Pay any fees that are due. You can find what you may owe in your MyAkron. You can also make a payment there. 
  2. You need to pay your bill as soon as the fee remission has processed.
  3. If you do not pay your bill, you may be withdrawn from your classes for non-payment. Also, If you have an outstanding balance you will not be granted the fee waiver for the next semester. 

What if I decide to drop my class?

Contact the 60+ coordinator by email within the first two weeks of the semester (spring and fall) for full refund. After the second week of classes you may withdraw from your class(es) but all fees will still apply.  If you're taking a summer class, drop with full refund needs to be completed by the second day. After the second day you may still drop but all fees will still apply. 

How do I apply and register?

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 330-972-5793. Once completed, submit the Sixty-Plus application form to Adult Focus. Upon verification, you will be eligible to register for classes with Adult Focus on the next available registration date.  Please note that registration for classes for the semester must be completed during the registration days, regardless of the class start date. For instance, courses that begin in the later half of the semester must be registered for during registration dates prior to the start of the semester. 

Members of the Adult Focus office are available to assist you during the registration process. You may consult with Adult Focus before selecting your classes to determine available days and times.

Do I need a Parking Permit?

If you are planning on parking on campus, yes.   Note that a parking ticket carries a fine of $25 or more.

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.

How do I know what books I need?

  1. Go to the campus Barnes and Noble website
  2. Click on TEXTBOOKS on the top left
  3. Select the TERM
  4. Select the DEPARTMENT (the first four digit number in our course number)
  5. select the COURSE (the three digit number in the middle)
  6. Select the SESSION (the last three digit number)
  8. 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.

Where do I buy my books?

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.

If I decide to take a term off may I still use the Student Recreation and Wellness Center?

No. The Rec Center may only be used by current students. If you are not taking classes, then you are not a student.

Do I need to re-apply each term?

No, but if you have not attended the program in two years we ask that you contact Adult Focus for a reenrollment form as the system turns off your access if there is no activity. The reenrollment form simply turns your access back on. 

I have my UANet ID (not to be confused with your student number). How do I get my password?

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.

What is the MFA and how do I set it up?

See the PowerPoint below the Orientation. 

I am going to miss a class should I call the instructor?

Follow the instructor’s instructions on the syllabus.

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:

University Libraries
Bierce Library
Law Library

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Ocasek Natatorium

Taber Student Union

Art Galleries - Locations
Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall 
Guzetta Hall Atrium

Performing Arts
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.