Golden ID Program

College Park participates in the University of Maryland's Golden Identification Card Program. This program allows eligible senior citizens to take advantage of the wide variety of course offerings at College Park. To be eligible for participation the individual must:

  • be 60 years of age or older
  • a legal resident of the State of Maryland
  • retired (not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours a week).

Application is made either through the Office of Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions. The appropriate application fee will be assessed. College Park tuition is waived, students are charged part-time undergraduate student fees, less the health, student activities, and athletic fees. Please see the Office of the Bursar for the exact amount.

Golden ID students register on a space available basis for a maximum of three courses during the first week of classes. They must meet all course prerequisite and co-requisite requirements. The Golden Identification Card with a current semester registration card will entitle eligible persons to certain academic services, including the use of the libraries, as well as certain other non-academic services. Such services will be available during any session only to persons who have registered for one or more courses for that session. Golden ID students are not eligible for Consortium courses or Continuing Education.

Golden ID students also have the opportunity to become involved with the Golden ID Student Association which provides cultural and social events, course recommendations, and peer advising. Additional information may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Mitchell Building, 301-314-8385, or the Golden ID Student Program, first floor, Mitchell Bldg. 301-314-8219.

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