University Registrar

60+ Tuition-Free Course Audit

Kansas residents 60 years of age and over may audit credit courses at Washburn University without paying University tuition, University fees, or activities fee charges. Being able to audit a course is subject to availability of class space and to the enrollment of a specified minimum number of fee paying students. The costs of materials and/or textbooks are the responsibility of the auditor.

Auditors are not required to prepare homework assignments or take examinations. They may participate in classroom discussion and laboratory and field work. No college credit will be awarded for courses, thus no transcripts will be generated. Auditors are expected to follow University rules and regulations regarding parking, library privileges, and other appropriate university regulations.

Auditors must be at least 60 years old on or before the first day of the semester/term in which the class is taught and need to be prepared to have their birth date verified by showing a driver's license or birth certificate when they register. Registration forms will be processed only after the majority of fee paying students have enrolled which enables the identification of classes that have space available.

Auditors interested in this program will need to complete an Over 60 Audit Program application, download an application here, and mail it to: Washburn University, Office of the Registrar, 1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621. The application should be submitted by May 13, 2018. Auditors may also apply in person at the Student One Stop, Morgan Welcome Center. First-time participants to this program or auditors who have missed a semester, must complete an application.

Registration for classes will be May 25, 2018 at the Student One Stop in the lobby of Morgan Hall from 7:30am - 5:00 pm.


Please contact Lisa Tessendorf at 785-670-1393 or for any questions.