Free College Classes for Dallas County Property Owners Over 65

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If you are a senior adult, 65 or older, and own property in Dallas County, Texas, you may be eligible to take up to 6 semester hours for FREE at any of the Dallas County community colleges.  I know first hand. I've done it!

From the website: "Texas residents, who own property subject to ad valorem taxation by the DCCCD, or Dallas County Community Collegesdependents of such persons, may pay tuition at the rate of residents of Dallas County. If a senior citizen (person 65 years or older) who resides in or owns property subject to ad valorem taxation in Dallas County enrolls in credit courses, the college will waive a maximum of six hours tuition each semester or summer session if space is available."

The month I turned 65, I made an appointment and went to Brookhaven College to enroll in this senior adult program. I met with the program director, DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson (972-860-4807) and provided a copy of my county tax bill. The process of completing the paperwork was quick and easy, and DeBorah got me enrolled in a beginning yoga class while I was there.

To keep this benefit, just take at least one class within each 12 month period. And you can take each class a maximum of two times at no cost to you. The great thing about the yoga class is that it's a combined beginning/intermediate class, and each level has its own course code, effectively allowing me to take it 4 times before paying. The tuition charge is $50 per credit hour for classes taken a third or more times. And there were seniors in my class who have taken the course more than 4 times!

You can choose from the credit courses and the continuing education courses.  If you want to enroll for a degree program, you'll have to supply a transcript from your high school or college.

So, like Don Adams would recommend: Get Smart!



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Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
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What an opportunity for senior residents of Dallas county who had put off going to college for various reasons to be able to take college classes .

Jul 04, 2018 10:13 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Lorrie qwhat a fabulous opportunity for seniors in your area! I love it! Seniors can keep on learning and create new relationships and interests at the same time.

Jul 04, 2018 03:44 PM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh my gosh, I love this, Lorrie! What a wonderful gift to give seniors in Dallas. I remember my grandfather saying that he would never stop taking college courses - if he did, his mind would slow down and he would have no part of that! I have to say, it does keep a mind young, doesn't it?!

Happy Thursday!

Jul 12, 2018 07:12 AM #3
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