DCCC Logo

Options For 55+

Options for 55+

These courses may be of special interest (but are not limited to) students who are 55 and over. Click here for registration information. 

Options for Senior Living
Explore the full range of retirement living options, pros and cons of each, and how to select the best retirement living for you or a family member. Learn about supportive service and programs available for seniors, Medicare and Medicaid, and legal and health issues. 

LSP 5614 / 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $59

CRN 2147 Wednesdays
Sept. 27-Oct. 11
9-11 a.m. Marple

Our Brain When We Grieve
Grief, whether it is caused by a death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job/home/beloved pet, is experienced by our brain and felt in our bodies. Discover what is happening in the brain which impacts so greatly our mental, emotional, and physical responses to loss --
and what we ourselves can do to help soften our pain. While not a support group, this course is helpful if you are working through grief on your own, are in a support group, are in the helping professions, or are simply interested in the brain.

LSP 5887 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $99; Non-Sponsoring $129

CRN 1684 Wednesdays
Oct. 18-Nov. 15
7-8 p.m. Marple

Social Security: When to Collect?
At what age should you begin to collect Social Security benefits? How does working in your retirement affect your benefit? Discuss how to make the big decision, learn strategies to maximize your benefit, and learn how working in retirement can affect your decision.

LSP 5707 / Length: 2 hours
Cost: Sponsoring: $45

CRN 456 Tuesday
July 25
6:30-8:30 p.m. Exton
CRN 1338 Thursday
October 12
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1339 Wednesday
December 6
6:30-8:30 p.m. Exton

ElderWeek
ElderWeek is an annual event held for people 55 and over at the Marple Campus every March. Learn More »


Tuition Waiver for College Over 60

Delaware County Community College will waive the tuition (tuition only - not fees) for one three credit or one non-credit course per semester for those individuals over 60 years of age. The maximum tuition waiver is equal to the tuition for a three credit course. For those individuals over 60 years of age who reside in non-sponsoring areas of Delaware County and Chester County, we will waive the tuition amount, however, you will be responsible for the non-sponsor fee, plus the fees that all students are responsible to pay (please see below).

Enrollment will be on a space available basis. Not all of the courses offered by the College qualify for the College Over 60 Program. Registration for the College Over 60 Program will be limited to the two business days prior to the start of the class. Proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, etc.) is necessary when first registering for the College Over 60 Program.

Tuition amounts are waived, but course fees are the responsibility of the student. Such fees include: materials, instructional, and registrations fees; these must be paid at time of registration. The tuition waiver plus other forms of financial aid awards and/or third-party payments received on behalf of the student cannot exceed tuition and eligible fee charges; if so, the College Over 60 tuition waiver will be reduced accordingly.

To determine your eligibility and the exact course cost, please call 610-359-5025 or 610-359-7344.