Wicked Local Quincy / Published December 23, 2016 // By Sean Cotter

New students over 30 can take a free general-education or business class.

QUINCY – Locals over 30 looking to get into the swing of college can do so on the cheap in Quincy.
Quincy College, which has campuses in Quincy and Plymouth, is offering a free general education or business class to any new students over 30, according to a news release from the school.

This is available to Massachusetts residents; anyone who qualifies doesn’t have to pay tuition or fees for that first class. They do have to pay for textbooks.

The goal, the college says, is to give adults looking to go back to school a chance to test the waters without much financial risk.

This only applies to one class per student; people must pay tuition and fees for any other classes they take later or at the same time, according to the release, though they’re eligible for financial aid, as all students are.

The two-year public college has liaisons available for “people in this program “adult learners” – students over 30, according to the release.

This program – which the college calls the Adult Advantage – is open for enrollment for the January semester. The free class can be taken in person or online, according to the release.

Anyone interested can visit quincycollege.edu/advantage for more information.

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