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Tennessee law requires all state-funded educational institutions to allow persons 60+ or persons of any age who are permanently and totally disabled to audit courses for free if space is available (physician certification or affidavit of disability may be required). When these persons take courses for credit, fees are sometimes reduced.

Knox County Schools Adult Education Program: 525-4962

3001 Knoxville Center Drive, Knoxville Center Mall, 37924
GED classes and discounted testing for adults with voucher.  |  Website »

Pellissippi State Community College

Noncredit courses: 539-7167

Credit courses: 694-6400

10915 Hardin Valley Road, 37933 (street)
P.O. Box 22990, 37933-0990 (mailing)
Offers classes such as arts and crafts, history, creative writing, computers, money management, and estate planning. Free parking, fitness trails, library services.  |  Website »

Road Scholar: 1-800-454-5768

11 Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
Formerly called Elderhostel. Write or call for catalog of low-cost education and recreation for those 40+ at locations throughout the world. Scholarships available.  |  Website »

Senior Centers

For a list of Knox County senior centers that offer educational opportunities, see Senior Centers.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville: 525-4962

1100 Liberty Street, 37919
Offers courses, including cosmetology, office skills, auto body repair, truck driving, welding, air-conditioner repair, plumbing, pipefitting, and more. New variety of part-time evening classes.  |  Website »

University of Tennessee

Credit Classes: 974-1000

209 Student Services Building, Office of University Registrar, 37996
Number is for main switchboard. Explain what you are calling about, and the operator will direct your call.  |  Website »

Disability Services: 974-6087

2227 Dunford Hall, 37996  |  Website »

Conferences & Noncredit: 974-0150

600 Henley Street, Suite 313, 37902 (street)
313 Conference Center Building, 37996 (mailing)
Noncredit classes on varied topics. Call for free catalog.  |  Website »

Veterans’ Upward Bound Program: 974-4466

1914 Andy Holt, 25 HPER, UT, 37996-2745
Assists veterans (low-income or first in family to attend college) who are potential students, even if GED is needed first. Free services to prepare for enrollment in vocational, technical or college programs. Must have been discharged from military on or after Jan. 31, 1955, under conditions other than dishonorable.  |  Website »

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