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Learning for a Lifetime at UNF

Update for Spring 2021: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's social distancing protocols and guidance from the State University System of Florida many Spring 2021 courses are being delivered online or using a remote instructional method. To help decide if online or remote learning is right for you, we strongly encourage you to review about UNF online learning by visiting the distance learning readiness page.


The Learning for a Lifetime (LFL) program was designed to promote the increasing desire for knowledge among experienced citizens of the First Coast community. The LFL program allows Florida senior citizen residents to audit college-level courses with tuition waived. There is no application fee, no course limit, and no grades are given in the LFL program.


Apply now to the Learning for a Lifetime Program


To be considered an LFL student, you must be:

  • A Florida resident
  • Sixty years of age or older
  • Admitted and classified as a senior citizen in the Office of Admissions prior to registering for classes

An Application and a Residency Declaration is required for all new Learning for a Lifetime participants and those returning after breaking continuous enrollment (not taking classes for three consecutive terms). All students must also submit a UNF Immunization Health Form when first joining the program.


Students must apply to the Learning for a Lifetime program using the online application.


Application Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Application deadline July 1, 2020 Nov. 16, 2020 May 3, 2021

Selecting Courses

UNF Course Schedule


Courses may be taken on space-available basis only. LFL students may not use their fee waiver for MAT 1033, dissertation, thesis, practicum, independent study, applied music, supervised research, supervised teaching, and internship courses.


Restrictions on courses may limit an LFL's course selection. Restrictions are listed in the catalog and course schedule and will prevent you from adding the restricted course to your schedule. If you are interested in taking a course with a restriction, you must contact the department offering the course prior to registration. You may provide written approval from the academic department or professor to the appropriate academic advising office and an override will be assigned, allowing you to register for the course on the designated registration day.


There is a specific LFL registration day. You must register for courses on the designated LFL registration day for tuition fees to be waived. For the Spring 2021 term, there will be no in-person registration assistance available for Spring registration. Students are responsible for self-registering via their myWings accounts. Please note that some classes are not able to be taken in audit grade mode. Once registered below are instructions on how to change the grade mode to audit.


Click here to view detailed instructions on how to register in audit grade mode.


**IMPORTANT** The University requires two-factor authentication for most applications. The purpose of two-factor authentication is to protect your UNF account and personal information. It adds a quick and easy step to the login process. After entering your UNF ID and password, it requires you to validate your identity by responding to a prompt using a second factor such as a mobile device. Please visit the Duo web page for instructions on how to set up your extra layer of security.


IMPORTANT: If you register for classes before the assigned registration day, you will be responsible for all tuition and fees.


Registration type Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Course Registration Begins for Admitted Participants Aug. 14, 2020 Jan. 5, 2021 May 7, 2021
Late Registration Begins $100 late fee assessed Aug. 20, 2020 Jan. 6, 2021 May 10, 2021
Registration Assistance Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. N/A N/A N/A


Most fees are automatically waived unless you have registered for courses for which you will receive credit. Your fee assessment will show a balance due until the fee waiver has been applied. The fee system generally updates during the week following Add/Drop. Fee waivers are not available to senior citizens taking any courses for credit.


As an LFL student, you are responsible for the following fees:

  • Classes you register for prior to LFL registration day
  • Late fees incurred by registering during the Late Registration period as noted on the Academic Calendar
  • Lab/studio fees associated with certain courses
  • Parking permit (purchase online)
  • Fees not covered by the LFL waiver must be paid by the payment deadline listed in the Academic Calendar; late payments are subject to a $100 late payment fee that is not covered by the LFL waiver