Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 25 2007

CONTACT: Concord University Office of Admissions
1-888-384-5249, 1-304-384-5248,

Reduced Tuition Rate at CU for Senior Citizens

Athens, W.Va. – “Senior citizens,” those 65 and older, can take classes at Concord University for special, reduced rates.

Seniors both in-state and out-of-state who attend have two payment options: for academic credit or not-for-credit. The credit option is the higher cost of the two options: Students pay 50 percent of the institution’s tuition and receive academic credit for the class. Or, students can pay a lower fee of $50 and take the class on a “not-for-credit” basis. The $50 payment includes a parking permit (Athens campus) and covers lab fees (if applicable). Books and instructional materials are an additional cost under either fee option.

According to Kent Gamble, director of enrollment, “Concord University is taking advantage of a state policy that allows us to discount the cost of courses and contribute to the enrichment of our seniors. In this day and age, many of our seniors are looking to their retirement as a time to strike out on a second career. With more than 80 majors, minors and programs of study, there are many career options that seniors may pursue with a Concord degree.

“It’s lifetime of learning,” Gamble continued. “It’s going to stimulate the mind, and they can fulfill a goal by learning a foreign language, learning how to play golf, or improving their investment strategies.”

Seniors may take classes either in Athens or Beckley.

For information on attending Concord call 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248 or e-mail


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Andrea Meador a freshman majoring in English and journalism wrote this news release. Her hometown is Ghent.