Education

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.

Adult Education: 594-0320

1100 Liberty St., 37919
HiSET (high school equivalency) classes and discounted testing for adults with voucher offered in 16 counties in East Tennessee. Also offer free English classes for individuals with social security cards.  |  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 (pages 144-145).

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville: 546-5567

1100 Liberty Street, 37919
Offers 18 different full-time courses, including cosmetology, office skills, auto body repair, truck driving, welding, air- conditioner repair, plumbing, pipefitting, and more. New part-time evening classes.  |  Website »

University of Tennessee

One Stop Express Student Services: 974-1111

Hodges Library Ground Floor, 1015 Volunteer Blvd,37996
One Stop streamlines the most common student services including: Credit Course, Enrollment, Academic Records and Financial Aid.  |  Website »

Student Disability Services: 974-6087

100 Dunford Hall, 37996  |  Website »

Personal & Professional Development: 974-0150

600 Henley Street, Suite 313, 37902
Noncredit classes on varied topics, including Seniors for Creative Learning. Call for free catalog.  |  Website »

Veterans’ Upward Bound Program: 974-4466

1914 Andy Holt Ave., 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 »