Senior Citizen Students

Winthrop enjoys a rich tradition of welcoming students from all walks of life to its campus. Whether you're looking to explore some topics of interest or pursue a degree, we are thrilled to welcome you to Winthrop.

South Carolina residents who are age 60 or older may attend Winthrop University for credit or non-credit purposes on a "tuition free," space available basis. Senior citizens are responsible for any lab fees associated with courses, additional university fees (such as a parking permit) and for any books/materials required for their coursework. Senior citizens participating in this program will not be able to register for classes until the start of each semester and only enroll in classes where there are open seats available.

senior citizen studentDr. Gloria Jones, the student advocate, is your first stop in pursuing higher education at Winthrop, and we will be happy to walk you through the process to engage you on our campus.

Please reach out to Gloria for more information using the follow:


Phone: 803/323-4503

Winthrop offers a wide variety of services and opportunities for our senior citizen students, and we encourage you to utilize these services. Here are some helpful links to get you started: