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Options Program for Mature Learners


Options is a supportive community and non-degree program for personal enrichment and lifelong learning for members over the age of 55. Exclusively available at the College of Staten Island, Options is a local, low-cost way to stay active, form meaningful relationships, and thrive in a dynamic environment!  

Contact Information

Options Program

Building 1A-310
Email Options Program

Program Highlights: 

  • Unlike traditional college courses, there are no exams, no take-home assignments, and no pathways to a degree.
  • Options is a unique alternative for seniors seeking to audit college classes. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be over the age of 55


  • Fall Semester: September  – December
  • Spring Semester: February - May 
  • Classes are offered Monday - Friday.
  • Times of day for classes vary 


  • $30 per course.
  • Scholarships are available! 
    • Scholarships are provided based on financial need and a commitment to attend/complete the courses the recipient registered for. For those who would like to apply for the scholarship, but cannot commit to attending classes, we kindly ask that you refrain from submitting a scholarship application.
  • Tuition refunds may be granted upon receipt of an email request to at least five business days prior to the first scheduled day of the course. Refund requests will not be honored after the course has begun.
  • Classes with insufficient enrollment are subject to cancellation.

Click HERE if you'd like to donate to The Options Program for Mature Learners Fund!.  All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.


Please review our registration and tuition payment instructions, for how to apply for the scholarship.