You CAN feel good about your decision to invest in more education.
If you haven't been in school for a while, you may have concerns about returning to the classroom. Are you too old to learn anymore? Will the cost be worth it? Is financial aid even a possibility for nontraditional students?
Rest assured that you are not the only person asking these questions. Nontraditional students are a growing group. In fact, they comprise 58% of students taking courses these days. As a result, the world of higher education, including student aid, is adapting to the needs of this increasing student population.
Test Your Knowledge
What percentage of community college students are single parents?
A 2003–2004 study found that approximately 15% of the students enrolled in community college are single parents.Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2008