Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses


Frequently Asked Questions & Scholarship Information

General OLLI Questions

1. Do I have to be a member to enroll in an Osher Lifelong Learning Course?
Yes, you must pay a yearly membership fee in order to enroll in OLLI classes. Click here to view the membership information. The membership fee for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM is not refundable.

2. How many courses can I take at one time?
You can take as many courses as your schedule permits. There is no limit to the number of courses.

3. Is there priority seating?
There is no priority seating, but you may be waitlisted for a course during the registration period. To be waitlisted for a full course, click "Request to Enroll" at the bottom of a course page, and submit the request form.

Registration Questions

4. When is Registration?
Registration normally opens online and in-person one week before courses start.

5. How do I register for classes?
Watch a video on how to enroll in a course online, and submit your payment with a credit card:

Video Tutorial: Registration, Making online payments

6. How can I pay online?
From a course page, pick the section you want and click "Enroll Now" at the bottom of the page. Proceed through the shopping cart, and you will be directed to the University of Miami's secure credit card payment terminal. Once you enter your credit card information, you will receive a confirmation receipt. The receipt is also emailed to the email address you provided in your profile.

7. How do I know if I got into the class?
If you see an "Enroll Now" button, that means there is space in the class. The classes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will receive a confirmation once you complete the check out now process and submit your online payment.


OLLI@UM provides reasonable accommodations in its programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request disability accommodations, please contact the OLLI@UM office at 305-284-6554 as soon as you register and at least two weeks before classes begin. OLLI@UM has portable assistive-listening devices that enhance ability to hear the instructors using the microphone in Room 102 of Founders Hall. 

OLLI Scholarship for OLLI Courses

Due to the generosity of our member donors, a limited number of partial scholarships for OLLI@UM classes are available. These scholarships are applicable to courses offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami only. Each scholarship covers 50% of course tuition. Scholarships are not applicable for OLLI membership fees, OLLI field trips/social activities fees, or auditing fees. Awards are based on financial need. Please contact the OLLI Director for more information at (305) 284-6554 or osher@miami.edu. Applications for partial scholarships are reviewed on an ongoing basis and are valid for one session. The information on the application is kept confidential and awards will not be publicly announced. To request a scholarship, print, complete, and return the Scholarship Request Form to the OLLI office.

Coral Gables Courses

All OLLI courses taught at the Main Campus are listed in the Coral Gables Programs.

Coral Gables Campus

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