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5.11.3 ‒ Procedure – Senior Citizen Charges and Fees

Lake Superior College shall charge an administrative fee in lieu of tuition to senior citizens pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §135A.51 and Minnesota Statutes §135A.52.

As defined in Minnesota Statutes §135A.51, a senior citizen is a legal resident of Minnesota who has reached 62 years of age before the beginning of any term in which a course of study is pursued, or a person receiving a railroad retirement annuity who has reached 60 years of age before the beginning of the term.

Minnesota Statutes §135A.52 includes special provisions regarding senior citizen charges for accessing higher education programs. The following chart helps to clarify when a fee can or cannot be charged:

Charge/Fee

Courses for   Credit

Non-Credit   Courses

Audited Courses

Rationale

Tuition for courses designed and   offered specifically and exclusively for seniors

No

Yes

No

Tuition is permitted to be charged in   law, M.S 135A.52, subd.1 for these non-credit courses.
Tuition and Differential Tuition

No

No

No

Specified in law, M. S. 135A.52,   subd.1
Administrative Fee

Yes

No

No

Specified in law, M.S. 135A.52, subd.1
Closed Enrollment Training Program   charges/CT

Yes

Yes

N/A

Specified in law, M.S. 135A.52, subd.2   (b)
Student Application Fee

Yes

No

No

Not required of non-credit students.
Access (Parking)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Authorized for all in MS 136F.53 &   not exempted; as required of all users
Statewide Student Association

Yes

No

No

Required in MS 136F.22 for credit   courses
Late Fee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not exempted, not activity fee; as   required of all students
Experiential Learning

Yes

N/A

N/A

Not exempted, not activity fee; as   required of all students
Placement

Yes

N/A

N/A

Not exempted, not activity fee; as   required of all students
Student Life/Activity Fee

No

No

No

Prohibited by M.S. 135A.52,   subd.1
Technology Fee

Yes

No

No

Not exempted; not activity fee; user   fee required of all students; authorized per credit.
Personal Property & Service Charge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Authorized in MS 135A.52, Subd. 1 as   materials, personal property or services charges
Non-resident or Reciprocity Tuition

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waiver available only to “MN legal   residents” (includes reciprocity)

Date Implemented: February 27, 2014