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
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.
You will need to complete the Gold Card and Fitness Center Registration form. Forms are also available for pick-up at Hawk Central.
If this is your first quarter, you will also need to provide your driver's license or state identification card for verification purposes.
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.
For classes other than Fitness Center, you must get permission from the instructor for late enrollment and to audit the class. The Gold Card and Fitness Center Registration form is also available for pick-up at Hawk Central.
Gold Card holders may attend Columbia Basin College sponsored events, music and drama presentations, athlectics and other campus entertainment at reduced or free rate!