Gold Card

A reduced tuition program for those 60 years of age or older.

What is a Gold Card?

Are you 60 years young? Are you interested in learning a new language, taking an art class or using the Fitness Center? We have a program specifically for you! 

A Gold Card allows eligible individuals, age 60 or older, to audit classes at a reduced tuition rate. Registration is on a space available basis for a maximum of two classes per quarter. 


  • You must be 60 years of age or older.
  • You must be a Washington State resident for the previous 12 months.
  • Classes must have a seat available at the time of registration
  • A class taken at reduced tuition rate must be audited, and not eligible for transfer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Hawk Central, located in the H building on the Pasco campus.

Currently, the cost is $1.00 per class plus $4.00 per credit plus any applicable class fees, books, supplies and/or lab fees.

You are eligible to enroll in any CBC class, including Fitness Center, with the exception of special fee and self-support classes. Limit of two classes per quarter.

You can register for the Fitness Center as soon as registration is open for current students. See Academic Deadlines for more information.

For all other classes, you are eligible to enroll begining the third day of each quarter. Enrollment is contingent upon seat availability and instructor permission. Register in person at Hawk Central, located in the H building on the Pasco campus.


Visit Hawk Central, located in the H building on the Pasco campus. 

Please have the following information ready:

  • your full name
  • Student ID number (if known) or date of birth
  • Address on file
  • credit card for payment

Yes! Once you are registered for classes and/or Fitness Center, and paid applicable tuition and fees, you are eligible for an ID card. Bring your photo ID and a copy of your paid registration to the Student ID Center in the H builidng. Replacement ID cards are $3.25.

No. A class taken for reduced tuition must be audited. This means you will not earn college credit. 

Yes, you must get permission from the instructor, prior to registering, to take the class as an audit and for late enrollment. Registration forms are available online and at Hawk Central.

Yes, contingent upon approval. You must submit a Prerequisite Override Request form signed by the instructor and the dean or department lead. This form is available online and at Hawk Central.

Visit Hawk Central, located in the H building on the Pasco campus, or send us an email.

Gold Card holders may attend Columbia Basin College sponsored events, music and drama presentations, athlectics and other campus entertainment at reduced or free rate!



  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301H Building

  • Office Hours:Monday: 7 am to 5 pmTuesday: 7 am to 4:30 pmWednesday: 7 am to 4:30 pmThursday: 9 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to noon

Students walking around CBC's Pasco campus