Join SCANS or Renew Your Membership

Membership in the Association

Membership in the Association entitles you to attend general meetings, participate in recommendations for courses and to attend any of the courses offered (subject to class-size limitations).

Three terms of courses are offered – fall, winter and spring – and classes meet once per week for about two hours over a period of six to ten weeks. These courses are designed for your learning enjoyment without tests or exams. There is no cost for taking courses.

The membership fee is $135.00 annually, and is subject to 15% HST, bringing your total remittance to $155.25. Membership is effective for one year from the term in which you join. No single-term option is available. You may join SCANS at any time during the year - you don't have to wait until Course Registration opens. You will be advised when your membership requires renewal.

Membership Payment Methods

SCANS offers three payment methods: by cheque (preferred), by cash or online, by secure PayPal.

By Cheque: Complete the Membership Application/Renewal Form and mail it with your cheque(s), made payable to SCANS, and mailed to SCANS, PO Box 33093, RPO Quinpool Centre, Halifax, NS B3L 4T6
Each membership application/renewal form must be accompanied by either a cheque for $155.25, two cheques of $77.62, or three cheques of $51.75 each.
If you send post-dated cheques, the date of the first cheque MUST be no later than the deadline for the current term registration. The other cheques MUST be dated within two months of the first cheque. There is no pay-per-term option.
By Cash: Cash is accepted at the Information & Registration Sessions. You may print a Membership Application Form here ahead of time if you wish, or one will be available at the Information & Registration Session or at the office (but do check the office open hours first).
By PayPal: Whether renewing or joining, you may make a single secure payment of $155.25 through PayPal (below), though be advised that this method costs our volunteer organization over 3% on each transaction. For new applicants, there is no need to complete a separate membership application/renewal form.
Please note that as a SCANS member you will receive occasional email notices about upcoming events. You may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time. SCANS does not share its mailing list with any other organization.
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SCANS has a limited number of bursaried memberships available. Please contact the Office Manager for more information.

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Our Mission

Continue your life-long learning by joining the Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia, a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing non-credit academic courses to seniors (age 50+) in Nova Scotia.

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