NBC News on Sunday night highlighted a state statute that allows Minnesota's senior citizen's age 62 or older to earn college credits at a reduced rate, some of those credits NBC found were $10 a credit at the University of Minnesota.


The University of Minnesota Senior Citizen Education Program has been around for several years and allows legal Minnesota residents over the age of 62
according to the University of Minnesota website to "enroll in courses at the University for reduced costs, either to audit or earn college credit."

It's not just the University of Minnesota that offers this program as "all state-supported institutions of higher education in Minnesota" participate in it by statute. Not everyone is impressed by this information being shared by NBC Sunday night. Twitter was on fire with recent grads of the University of Minnesota who are tens of thousands of dollars in debt a little upset by what they deemed to be a double standard in pricing.  

 

An in-state undergraduate student pays roughly $500/credit and out-of-state students average about $1,000/credit. The broadcast also has caught some Minnesotan's attention as the University President Eric Kaler is asking to raise tuition another 2.5%