VIP Tuition Waiver

The VIP Program is designed for in-district students 60 years of age and older, to take a class each semester, tuition-free, on a space-available basis only. Out-of-District students may also register for classes at a discounted rate. Out-of-District students must pay the difference – per credit hour – between In-District and Out-of-District. See the difference in tuition rates before joining the VIP program.

Registration for VIP eligible students is available after the last day to register in open registration has ended and continues though the end of the second week of classes. See our registration dates.

Students utilizing the VIP Program, may not enroll in a non-credit course.  A class will not be paid for if the student enrolled in the course before classes start. Students may audit the course.  Auditing a class means the student will not receive a grade for the course and must be declared at the time of registration.

All students in the VIP Program must pay all common fees and other non-tuition related costs (books, supplies, and all fees, if applicable) associated with the class. 

Interested students may contact Cindy Tuttle at tuttlec@otc.edu or by calling 417 447-6920.  An application for admissions is needed to join the program.

IN-DISTRICT EXAMPLE for a 3-credit hour ART course:

$366.00   Tuition [3 hours X $122] (This is what is covered by the VIP Program)
$48.00     Student Fee
$40.00     Book (EXAMPLE ONLY)
$57.00     Student Technology Fee
$  9.00     Security Fee
$50.00     Facilities & Infrastructure ($30 during summer)
$50.00     Registration Fee
$65.00     Art Course Lab Fee
$319.00   STUDENT OWES

OUT OF DISTRICT EXAMPLE for a 3-credit hour ART course:

$561.00  Tuition [3 hours X $171] (This is what is covered by the VIP Program)
$147.00   Difference between In District & Out of District
$48.00     Student Fee
$40.00     Book (EXAMPLE ONLY)
$57.00     Student Technology Fee
$  9.00     Security Fee
$50.00     Facilities & Infrastructure ($30 during summer)
$50.00     Registration Fee
$65.00     Art Course Lab Fee
$466.00   STUDENT OWES

In-District residents reside in the following school districts:

  • Ash Grove R-IV
  • Branson R-IV
  • Clever R-V
  • Everton R-III
  • Fordland R-III
  • Hollister R-V
  • Logan-Rogersville R-VIII
  • Marshfield R-I
  • Nixa Public Schools
  • Ozark R-VI
  • Pleasant Hope R-VI
  • Republic R-III
  • Springfield R-XII
  • Strafford R-VI
  • Walnut Grove R-V
  • Willard R-II

Out-of-District Arkansas Counties (Pays the difference between In-District Rate and Out of District Rate)

Boone

Carroll

Marion

Last reviewed: 04/16/2020