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 on Friday morning.
  • You must pay any fees for your class in the bursar's office (121 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 and facilities fees; fees change each fall semester. The Go-60 student is required to pay the technology and facilities fees.
  • 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?

Participants will be provided with a list of eligible classes and the number of available spaces in those classes on the day of registration. This list will ONLY include eligible courses offered in the afternoon (after 1 p.m.) and the evening. Morning classes are not available. Participants can enroll in selected undergraduate college credit courses numbered 001 through 399 on a space available basis, tuition free.

How do I register?

Once you have chosen a class, you will fill out the registration form provided and will be directed to the Registrar to 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 to pay 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.

Can I take more than 6 credits per semester?

Yes. A Go-60 student can take additional credits but will have to pay for them at the current tuition rate.

Can I speak with an adviser?

Someone from The Advising office will attend registration. If you would like to meet with an adviser, please call 215-881-7328 to schedule an appointment.