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Senior Citizen


Senior Tuition Waiver - Students who are at least age 62 and live in-district may qualify for a tuition scholarship. Before registering, be sure to read about the Senior Tuition Waiver online as qualification will depend on when you register for classes.

Assessment - Course prerequisites are enforced at Kalamazoo Valley which requires assessment of your placement level prior to registering for classes. There are three ways you can satisfy this requirement:
  • SAT/ACT scores - Kalamazoo Valley accepts ACT scores and the new SAT scores from tests taken March 2016 or after. Submit your scores to the Student Success Center.
  • Placement Test - complete the free placement test given on a walk-in basis in our Testing Centers.
  • College Courses - complete a college level English and/or math class at another institution with a grade of 2.0/C or better, or have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher as identified on the Kalamazoo Valley application.

  • Registration - Register for classes online in My Valley or by coming on campus during posted registration hours. Registration begins in March for summer, in April for fall, and October for winter and continues through the start of classes. Students attending college for the first time must be registered prior to the first week of class.

    Payment - Tuition bills are available online in My Valley. Pay for your classes online, on campus, or by mail during deferred payment periods. If you have applied for financial aid or a third-party is paying, check your account to make sure your payment is in place and pay any remaining balance by the deadline.

    If you qualify for the Senior Tuition Waiver, provide proper identification to the Admissions, Registration and Records office for certification after you have registered. Then submit your Senior Tuition Waiver certification form along with your fee payment to the Pay Station by the payment deadline.

    Audit - If you do not wish to receive credit or a grade for a class, submit your request to audit the course no later than the end of the first week of class. If you are pursuing a degree or certificate, especially if you qualify for financial aid, you must take your classes for credit.

    Student ID - Stop by the Student Service Center when the semester begins to pick up a Student ID card needed to use many services. At the Arcadia Commons Campus, it is required for parking validation and door access.

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