The Herman L. Donovan Fellowship for Older Adults program allows Kentucky residents 65 years of age or older to pursue credit-bearing coursework at NKU for a degree or for personal enrichment without payment of application fees or tuition.
Note: Noncredit courses are not included in this benefit.
The tuition award is posted to the student’s account by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Prospective Donovan scholars should follow the requirements and due dates for freshmen or transfer students, depending upon whether they are just beginning their college career or have transfer credit.
Your advisor will help you register for classes.
Please note: Registration in a class is based upon available seats. Also, pre-requisites may be required for certain courses.
KRS 164.284 Waiver of tuition and fees for person sixty-five or older -- Conditions.
(1) When any person sixty-five (65) years of age or older, who is a resident of the Commonwealth, is admitted and enrolls as a student in any state-supported institution of higher learning in this Commonwealth, the board of trustees of the institution or other appropriate institution officials shall waive all tuition charges and fees for such student, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) In the event that classes are full or the granting of free admission requires additional units, the institution may deny admission under this section.
History: Created 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 319, sec. 1.