TITLE:  SENIOR CITIZENS TUITION ASSISTANCE  
PROCEDURES FOR: 1-33 REVISED DATE: 05/26/2022

 

I. Purpose:

To describe the policies and procedures related to the provision of tuition assistance for senior citizens pursuant to the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act of 1974 (Code of Virginia, Title 23, Chapter 6, Article 7, 23.1-640), Registration and enrollment in courses, as amended. The procedures for implementation of this policy are provided below. .

 

 

II. Procedure and/or Process Definitions:

Senior citizen: any person who, before the beginning of any semester in which the person wishes to register, has reached sixty (60) years of age and has been legally domiciled in Virginia for one (1) year.

 

 III. Procedures:

Individuals seeking to enroll for credit, audit, or non-credit courses using senior citizen's benefits will be required to adhere to the following procedures. Individuals should have already completed all necessary application and enrollment procedures.

Beginning the first day of scheduled classes, and not beyond the “add/drop” period of the applicable courses (unless the student has completed seventy-five percent [75%] of a degree or certificate program), the student should:

 

A. Complete JSRCC Form No. 11-0002, Add/Drop, and JSRCC Form No. 11-0021, Student Tuition Assistance Agreement: Senior Citizens Guidelines for Eligibility.

 

B. Submit completed JSRCC Form No. 11-0002, Add/Drop, and JSRCC Form No. 11-0021, Student Tuition Assistance Agreement: Senior Citizens Guidelines for Eligibility, along with a copy of state tax returns from the previous year to the Admissions Office. This information may be faxed to (804) 371-3650 or emailed to Admissions@reynolds.edu.

 

C. If the student requests to enroll in credit classes, an Admissions Specialist will ensure that the student meets the stated income, domicile, and age requirements.

 

D. If the student requests to audit a credit course or enroll in a non-credit course, an Admissions Specialist will ensure that the student meets the stated domicile and age requirements.

 

E. The Admissions Specialist will obtain any necessary approvals on JSRCC Form No. 11-0002, Add/Drop.  The Admissions Specialist will forward JSRCC Form No. 11-0002, Add/Drop, to the Records Specialist to enroll the student in the approved courses, indicating audits where applicable.

 

F. The Admissions Specialist will forward JSRCC Form No. 11-0021, Student Tuition Assistance Agreement: Senior Citizens Guidelines for Eligibility, to a campus Business Office immediately upon enrollment.

 

G. Upon receipt of JSRCC Form No. 11-0021, Student Tuition Assistance Agreement: Senior Citizens Guidelines for Eligibility, the Business Office will place a positive service indicator on the student’s account.

 

The student is required to follow this process each semester that courses are being requested using senior citizens tuition benefits.

 

V. Other Information:

Code of Virginia: Chapter 6, Article 7; 3.1-640, Senior citizens; registration and enrollment in courses

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) - Guidelines/Regulations

Reynolds Policy No. 1-33, Senior Citizens Tuition Assistance 

JSRCC Form No. 11-0002, Add Drop

JSRCC Form No. 11-0021, Student Tuition Assistance Agreement: Senior Citizens Guidelines for Eligibility