Discover Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Connecticut

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Discover Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Connecticut

By Nora Duncan

As an organization, AARP provides valuable information and resources on many important topics that impact residents of all ages. An essential element in all of our work is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. The beauty of being able to choose how you live as you age is an opportunity to change direction and explore your real possibilities.

For many, that directional change can mean new opportunities in education and re-careering that lead to increased financial security and personal satisfaction. Just the idea of heading back to school can be overwhelming. Understandably, the financial consideration is often one of the concerns.

AARP Connecticut is helping to make the opportunity for higher-learning education more affordable for AARP members. As part of our extensive offers, members can save money on enrollment of select programs and classes at several Connecticut schools of higher education. This is in addition to the large variety of year-round options for AARP members to save money and connect with people in the community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural organizations.

Goodwin College

AARP members are eligible to receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship toward non-selective academic degree programs at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Non-selective programs are those falling under the general admissions policies and include Accounting (AS), Business Administration (AS/BS), CNC Machining (AS/Certificate), CNC Metrology, (Certificate), Criminal Justice (AS), ESL (Certificate), Environmental Studies (AS/BS/Certificate), General Studies (AS), Health Science (AS/BS), Homeland Security (AS), Human Services (AS/BS), Management and Leadership (BS), Manufacturing Management (BS), MSN (MS), Organizational Leadership (MS), Phlebotomy (Certificate), Professional Studies (BS), Public Health (BS), Public Safety and Security (BS), Quality Management Systems (AS), Supply Chain and Logistics Management (AS), and Welding (Certificate). Visit for additional details.

Albertus Magnus College

AARP members who enroll in an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or eligible Master’s degree program offered through Albertus Magnus College Division of Professional and Graduate Studies in New Haven will receive 15 percent off tuition. AARP members who are new or continuing students will qualify for discounted tuition provided that they document their membership status with a letter from the AARP Connecticut state office by either emailing or calling 860-548-3164. AARP members must submit a formal application and complete all requirements for acceptance into the chosen degree program.

Central Connecticut State University

AARP members and their guests will save money on Central Connecticut State University Continuing Education “Scholars for Life: Speaking Series” events hosted by CCSU, Office of Continuing Education in New Britain. The schedule will be finalized soon so be sure to check our site often. In 2018, AARP members and their guests were able to purchase a ticket package allowing entry into each of more than 10 events for $99 (original package price was $220) or at a per-event cost of $10 (original per-event ticket price was $20).

AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater, musical performances, educational classes and more! New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark and check back often for information about current discounts for AARP members and updates. Special restrictions may apply, so please be sure to read all offer details before purchasing. For information about discounts for AARP members from exclusive merchants and national retailers, visit

Nora Duncan is the state director for AARP Connecticut.

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October 24, 2018

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