Learning for a Lifetime

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Program Overview

Fairfield University’s Learning for a Lifetime program fosters continued learning for intellectually curious adults over the age of 50. The program provides opportunities for enrichment, education, and exploration of the arts, humanities, and the social and natural sciences through a spectrum of courses and special interest programs.

Participants may audit one or two undergraduate courses, exchange ideas, and take trips of cultural and historical interest. There are no papers to write and no exams to take.

Learning for a Lifetime members also enjoy special privileges such as:

  • Fairfield University ID card
  • Free on-campus parking in designated lots
  • Access to the full services of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library
  • Discounted tickets to select Quick Center performances
  • Use of the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreational Complex (additional discount fee applies)
  • Access to the myriad lectures taking place on campus each semester.

 

Audit a Class

The Learning for a Lifetime Open House for the Spring 2020 semester will be held on campus in the Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each semester, Fairfield University publishes an online database of available courses and their descriptions along with the dates and times they are offered. Courses may be audited on a space available basis or by special permission from a faculty member.

Tuition costs for Lifelong Leaners (over age 50) to audit one course is $275, exclusive of textbooks, and tuition to audit two courses is $530. Accompanying spouses can also audit one course at a reduced rate of $255. Please note that fees are subject to change.

 

Other Auditors (Under the Age of 50)

Tuition is $375 per credit hour ($1125 for a 3-credit course) and a $35 registration fee. For assistance, please contact the Office of Part-Time and Continuing Studies Admission at ptadmiss@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-5532.

Please provide us with the course name, CRN #, and faculty instructor’s name and we will seek out necessary faculty permission on your behalf and then provide you with registration and online payment instructions.

Albert M. Loch Scholarship

Each year, the Albert M. Loch Learning for a Lifetime Scholarship Award is presented to two deserving Fairfield University students (one at the undergraduate and one at the graduate level) from funds raised by the membership during the year.

The scholarship provides tuition for up to three credits and is available to students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Please contact Elizabeth Hastings at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2688 to learn more about contributing to this fund or for further information regarding Learning for a Lifetime opportunities.

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