LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas says it will waive tuition for Arkansas residents 60 years old or older.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas says it will waive tuition for Arkansas residents 60 years old or older.

The free tuition is contingent on space availability for classes, the university said Wednesday in a news release. Seniors are encouraged to apply by Aug. 1.

“Whether senior Razorbacks are seeking a general education, learning a new language, or pursuing a degree, college courses engage older learners in challenging and intellectually stimulating programs, and their presence in the classroom lends a seasoned perspective to the academic environment,” said Julie Crawford, coordinator of senior citizen admissions.

The registration period for seniors will begin Aug. 17. Seniors must provide verification of their age.