Retiree Educational Opportunities
1199SEIU retirees are “Retired, but Active!” in body and mind. Check out these resources for free and low-cost educational opportunities, offered in-person in New York as well as online nationwide.
City University of New York (CUNY) Colleges
The Board of Trustees of CUNY authorizes colleges to permit New York State residents age 60 and older to audit undergraduate courses, without tuition charge and without credit, on a space-available basis.
- CUNY Brooklyn College
- Brooklyn Lifelong Learning (BLL)
- CUNY Hunter College
- CUNY Lehman College
- CUNY The City College of New York
- CCNY: Quest – A Community for Lifelong Learning
- CUNY Baruch College
- CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- CUNY Queens College
- CUNY Queensborough Community College
- CUNY LaGuardia Community College
State University of New York (SUNY) Colleges
Tuition is waived for New York State residents 60 and older who audit for-credit classes at any of the state’s public colleges and universities. The SUNY campuses are located throughout the state.
- SUNY Purchase College
- SUNY Binghamton
- SUNY Farmingdale
- SUNY New Paltz Lifetime Learning Institute
- SUNY Empire State College Academy for Lifelong Learning
- SUNY Stonybrook University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Senior Auditing
- SUNY Canton
- SUNY Morrisville State College
- SUNY Orange County Community College
- SUNY Rockland County Community College
- SUNY Dutchess Community College
- SUNY Hudson Valley Community College
- SUNY Westchester Community College Collegium for Lifelong Learning
Free Continuing Courses
- Saylor Academy: a nonprofit initiative that offers nearly 100 full-length, free, and open online courses at the college and professional levels.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication available to all
- MITx: Free online MIT courses
- Coursera: Coursera is the global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere access to online courses and degrees from world-class universities and companies.
- Lifelong Learning Institute Directory: More than 400 known Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) programs throughout the U.S., listed by state and city.