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PJC offers senior citizens six hours free tuition

Published or Revised January 11, 2017

free tuition for senior citizens

Senior citizens age 65 and older may take up to 6 hours of free tuition during the Spring 2017 semester, for any class with open seats on the first day - Jan. 17.

Senior citizens may begin the New Year with up to six hours of free tuition from Paris Junior College. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authorizes those 65 years of age and older to receive this benefit each semester. The offer applies to classes with open seats on the first day of class.

“Multiple studies have shown that education maintains intellectual activity essential to brain health, similar to exercising for heart health,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “We see this as part of PJC’s mission to serve the region’s needs.”

Any course offered by PJC that has an unfilled seat on Jan. 17, the first day of class, is eligible for the free tuition. This could be either two 3-hour classes or one course with a lab. Seniors must still pay applicable fees.

The benefits are not just one-way.

“Taking classes gives seniors the benefit of socializing with people of differing ages,” said Anglin. “And traditional-age students can benefit from the gift of their perspective on class topics and discussion.”

A wide variety of both academic and workforce classes are available. For more information on courses and to register, call 903-782-0425 in Paris, 903-454-9333 in Greenville, or 903-885-1232 in Sulphur Springs, or go to to see what classes are offered.  To have the tuition waived, contact Pam Bennett in the President’s Office at 903-782-0330 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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