New discounted NIC course rate offered to seniors 60 and older

North Idaho College is offering a new flat rate to senior citizens 60 and older who enroll in college credit courses specifically designed for seniors. Those courses are offered for $20 each.
Courses designed for seniors offered during fall semester include topics such as computers and the Internet, cooking, personal safety, understanding nonprescription medications and tai chi and yoga. The fee for each of these courses will be $20.
Seniors can also enroll in all other college credit classes at a reduced rate. The rate for seniors taking a regular credit class at NIC will be $25 plus an additional $5 for each credit.
A three-credit class would normally cost $379. However, with the senior discount, that class will now be $40. Fees for noncredit courses, materials, books or special fees remain full price. This includes all community education courses offered through NIC’s Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.
Like most people her age, 74-year-old Betty Fulop of Coeur d’Alene lives on an already restricted budget. The new senior discount will literally save her hundreds of dollars as she works toward an associate’s degree at NIC.
“The discounted rate makes such a difference,” said Fulop, who is already enrolled in several classes for this fall. “If you have ever had a desire to learn and make a better life for yourself, now is the time to go for it.”
All seniors, whether degree-seeking or just interested in taking a class for fun or enrichment, can enroll now for fall semester classes. To register for courses, call the NIC Registrar’s Office at (208) 769-3320.
Another special service NIC offers to senior citizens is the NIC Gold Card program, which offers those 60 and older free admission to all NIC-sponsored events in which admission is charged. Events held on campus but sponsored by entities other than NIC, such as Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, are not included.
In addition, seniors with an NIC Gold Card also qualify for a $5 semester-long parking permit to park anywhere that student parking is permitted on campus. To sign up for an NIC Gold Card, visit the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall or call (208) 769-3311.

For More Information
NIC Registrar Tami Haft, (208) 769-7729

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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