Aery Says Charge Seniors For Classes

Senior briefs

January 10, 1991

Secretary of Higher Education Shaila R. Aery has recommended to Maryland community colleges that they charge a registration fee for continuing education courses taken by senior citizens.

The recommended $20 fee would help defray the cost of offering continuing education courses to seniors, who by law may take courses without paying tuition.

During the 1988-1989 academic year, there were more than 134,000 senior citizen registrations in Maryland's community college system.

In a memo to community college presidents, Aery pointed out that demand for community college courses increases during economic slowdowns.

Fairness to paying students also dictates consideration of thefee, the secretary said. Information: 974-2971.


The Respite Care Referral Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging needs a volunteer to donate fivehours a week to help the program director.

This is a good opportunity for a person who plans on re-entering the work force, who wants to brush up on skills or who would like to contribute a few hours to a needy program. Information: 222-7011.

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