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94-year-old to graduate after 75 years

May 13, 2015

94-year-old to graduate after 75 yearsAmerican Anthony Brutto has finally finished the degree he started in 1939.

His studies, which focused on engineering and woodworking, were first interrupted by World War II. Although he returned to university after the war ended, he then had to leave again when his wife became ill. Now he's gone back and finished the course – although the fees have gone up somewhat from the $50 he paid originally.

While most students don't need 75 years to finish their course, there's always a chance that circumstances will mean you want to take a break. Read our guide to find out how this works. If you leave your course altogether and want to return to university, remember that this can affect your student finance.

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