Take a Course at UW-Stout Tuition Free!


Wisconsin residents who are 60 or older (as of the first day of class) are eligible to audit a class free of tuition.

Seniors that would like to audit a class pay only for textbooks and special course fees. 

Textbooks costs can range from $5-$9
Special course fees can range from $5-$220

For more information on fees, go to the Student Business Services website

To Qualify for Senior Citizen Audit 

  • Must be 60 or older by the start date of class
  • Must be a Wisconsin resident
  • Must be in a non degree-seeking program such as undergrad special or grad special 

Please Note 

  • All credits taken must be for audit
  • International study and customized instruction are not included
  • Instructor must give approval. (Approvals will only be given if there are vacancies in the class. Degree-seeking students have priority.)

How to Apply

  • Call Vicki (715) 232-2485 or Darci (715) 232-5167, email ( or stop by the Registration and Records Office (109 Bowman Hall) for an application 
  • Complete and return the application form to the Registration and Records Office (109 Bowman Hall)
  • Pay fees at the Student Business Services Office (125 Administration Building) within two weeks of the start of the term.


Contact Us

Registration and Records Office

Address: 109 Bowman Hall
Vicki: (715) 232-2485
Darci: (715) 232-5167
Fax: (715) 232-2436
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm

Student Business Services

Address: 125 Administration Building
Phone: (715) 232-1656
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

One Senior Citizen Talks about her Experience

I enjoyed everything about my Art History class. my professor, Laurentia McIntosh, made the art world come alive. The value of auditing a class is that I was in a class I wanted to take, there was no pressure to take tests or write papers and I could just enjoy learning about art. Being with the young students gave me a new look at life on campus. It has been exactly 50 years since I was a freshman in college. I will be taking more classes and encouraging my friends to join me in this adventure. I am delighted that the university reaches out to seniors to enrich our lives with this program.

~ Sandee