Go-60 Frequently Asked Questions

Go-60 Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify?

A Go-60 student is at least 60 years of age at the time of registration, a resident of Pennsylvania, working less than 20 hours per week.

How do I get started?

Fill out the one-time Go-60 application online.

  • Review the list of courses that will be available on our website on the Wednesday afternoon before Friday's registration.
  • Register in-person during the time specified.
  • You must pay any fees for your class in the bursar's office (122a Sutherland Building)
  • The Go-60 Program participant MUST appear in person on the day and time of registration in order to register for classes.

What do I need to bring to the registration?

  • Identification (drivers license) for your Penn State Student ID card which can be obtained at the Student Life desk located in the Lares building. Once your registration has processed (if you are a new student allow 3-5 days after you register), you can take your Penn State ID card to a signature station where you will create a password for your Penn State access account. Signature Stations are located in the Lares Lobby, 121 Sutherland, Library in Woodland and in room 347 Woodland.
  • Check for non-refundable technology fee; fees change each fall semester. The Go-60 student is required to pay the technology fee.
  • Required ID for parking permit. Parking permits can be obtained at the Security office located in the Rydal Building.

How do I know what classes are available?

A list of eligible classes and the number of available spaces in those classes will be posted on our website. This list will ONLY include eligible courses offered in the afternoon (after 1 p.m.) and the evening. Morning classes are not available. (Except some courses during the summer) Participants can enroll in selected undergraduate college credit courses numbered 001 through 399 on a space available basis, tuition free.  There are exceptions, engineering courses, some science courses, science labs and NURN courses are not part of this program.

How do I register?

First, fill out the online form, this starts the registration process.  You only have to do this one time when you first register in our program.  Once you have chosen a class, you will fill out the registration form provided in the scheduling office, room 121 Sutherland where we will process your registration. From the Registrar you will be directed to the Bursar to process your payment.

Do I need to purchase a textbook for my classes?

Yes. Whether taking the course for audit (no grade) or for credit, you are required to purchase the book. The book can be purchased at the Penn State Abington Bookstore located in the Lares Building.

What if I am unable to attend the class I registered for?

Although tuition free, the Go-60 Program participant is responsible for paying non-refundable fees and charges for registration or course charges, added or dropped. Dropping a class on your own could result in additional fees.

Can I seek a degree as a Go-60 student?

You can seek a degree but the entire degree can not be completed through Go-60.  The Go-60 student is permitted to take up to 6 credits per semester tuition free at the Penn State Abington Campus. All courses numbered 001 – 399 qualify for the Go-60 program on a space available basis. All courses 400 level and above are not tuition free.

If a Go-60 student chooses to become a degree student, they must aply to the University.  Once the Go-60 student becomes a degree student they will no longer be considered a Go-60 student and will no longer receive the discount.

Can I take more than 6 credits per semester?

No, Go-60 students are limited to 6 credits per semester.

Can I speak with an adviser?

If you would like to meet with an adviser, please call 215-881-7328 to schedule an appointment.