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Registration Policy

Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. When registering online, please have your Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card number. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, you may register by mail or in person. We maintain waiting lists for all classes, and instructors prepare materials for a limited number of participants. Please do not come to class without first registering. Know your schedule in advance. Once you have registered for a class, the tuition is non-transferable and cannot be applied to other classes.


Participants will receive a class reminder by email or mail approximately 3 to 5 days prior to class for each paid registration. If you do not receive a reminder prior to class, please contact our office, as Community Education may not have your most up-to-date contact information. If a class is full or cancelled, or if there is any change in class time or location, you will also be notified by phone or email.


Full tuition refunds will be issued if a class is cancelled. If you choose to cancel your registration and notify the Office of Community Education no later than 2 working days prior to the first class, you will be issued a refund minus a $5 cancellation processing fee. The day of the class is not to be included in the “two working days prior” (examples: a Wednesday class may be cancelled on Monday, but not Tuesday; a Thursday class may be cancelled on Tuesday, but not Wednesday; a Monday class may be cancelled on Thursday, but not Friday.)

Class Cancellations/Changes

Each class has a minimum enrollment that must be met in order for the course to be held. Classes with low enrollment will be cancelled shortly before the starting date and refunds will be issued. For reasons beyond our control, it is sometimes necessary to change instructors, course content, location, time and date. Your understanding in these circumstances will be appreciated. Community Education reserves the right to cancel, delay, or reschedule all classes due to unforeseen circumstances including, but not limited to, inclement weather, mechanical breakdowns, interruptions in water and electrical service, construction, an act or regulation of government authority, strike, emergency, and safety and health concerns. If a class is canceled, every effort will be made to reschedule the class for an alternative mutually agreeable date based upon availability.


Community Education participants attending courses in the Perkins Building may park in the “general” lot adjacent to the Perkins Building. Participants attending classes held in other campus buildings will receive a parking permit valid only in Alumni Coliseum Commuter Lot from 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and in any Commuter Lot after 4:30 p.m.

Material/Supply Fees

Additional fees and/or materials are required for some courses. Check the course description for the cost of such fees, which are paid directly to the instructor.

Inclement Weather

Should inclement weather force the cancellation of classes, Community Education participants will be contacted by email or phone, if possible. Community Education daytime classes will be cancelled if EKU is closed or on a 2-hour delay. If EKU evening classes are cancelled, Community Education evening classes will be cancelled. All EKU class/event cancellation and delay announcements are posted on EKU’s home page, broadcast on WEKU-FM (88.9FM), and Lexington television stations WLEX-TV (Channel 18), WKYT-TV (Challenge 27) and WTVQ-TV (Channel 36). Generally, the information is available to listeners/viewers by 6 a.m. Call 622-2239 for up-to-date announcements.

O’Donnell Scholarships

In accordance with KRS 164.284, persons age 65 or older are eligible to enroll in Community Education classes at no cost, contingent upon slot availability. Proof of age is required at time of registration. O’Donnell Scholarships only apply to tuition and do not include textbooks, equipment, supplies, trips or tours. Please ask about additional cost when registering for the class. Participant assumes the responsibility of the full tuition cost of the course if they fail to cancel two (2) working days prior to the first class and/or do not attend the course.

O’Donnell Scholarship participants are now eligible to register for online courses free of charge using the scholarship. Participant assumes the responsibility of the full cost of the course if they fail to complete the course.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Rice House, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102, (859) 622-8020 or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. 20202 1-800-421-3481 (V), 1-800-877-8339(TDD). 

Community Education

521 Lancaster Avenue
202 Perkins Building
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-1228
Fax: (859) 622-6205


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