College at 60

The College at 60, a nationally recognized program, serves as a bridge back into the classroom for persons over 60 interested in learning among a community of peers in a relaxed, intellectual environment. 

College at 60 studies begin in small liberal arts seminars taught by Fordham University faculty members, many of whom also teach at Fordham's undergraduate and graduate schools of arts & sciences. These seminars cover a variety of topics, such as creative writing, 20th century art, American presidents, the music of Mozart, the novels of Henry James, Freudian psychology, and Plato's philosophy.

The program welcomes adults from many walks of life. Some are recently retired or work part-time. Others left college early on to marry and raise a family. What they all have in common is a strong desire to learn. Many of them will tell you the best part of the College at 60 - it offers students the option to either take classes at leisure or become fully-matriculated and pursue a college degree. 

College at 60 Tuition

  • $400 per course

College at 60 students who have audited four (4) seminars and decide to matriculate for an undergraduate degree in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies are eligible for a 50% discount on tuition in the degree program if (s)he receives Social Security benefits. 

The cost per credit in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies is currently $760 per credit.

Extra Privileges
Your tuition also entitles you to the College at 60's afternoon lecture series and student newsletter, as well as all Fordham facilities, such as the Quinn Library, the computer center, cafeteria, bookstore, classrooms.

How to Apply
The first step is to call 212-636-6372 to arrange an interview with the Program Director and fill out a brief application detailing your interests and expectations. At that time, applicants may register for any available class in the upcoming semester.

Eligibility and Admission
College at 60 admits adults over 60 who have a capacity for college level reading and an interest in developing their intellectual future. Elgibility is determined by an interview with the Program Director.

Program Director
Cira T. Vernazza
Associate Dean and Director,
The College at 60 Program
Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies
113 West 60th Street
Room 301
New York, NY 10023
212-636-6372