How Adult Students Can Save Money When Going Back To College

Many colleges offer discounts from their full-price tuition. This discount can range from 5 to 95 percent of the posted cost. These discounts can be given as scholarships, merit awards or to particular groups of students. Adult learners are often eligible for tuition discounts at schools.

A tuition discount is a reduced price of the posted tuition. At some colleges, more than half of the students receive discounts. Traditional students generally must be enrolled full time to receive a discount, but adult students typically can be enrolled part time and be eligible for a discount.

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Returning to College more Important than Ever

In 2010, researchers at Georgetown University published a report titled “Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements by 2018.” A key finding of the report was that the recession had accelerated the shift to jobs requiring a post-secondary education.

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Important Questions Adult Students Should Ask Of Any College

Success starts at the top, and for colleges to offer successful adult student programs, the leadership of the university must be committed to the task. College executives should dedicate resources to adult recruitment and ensure that superior academic and administrative services are in place to retain adult students. Ask these questions about any school you are considering enrolling in.

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There Is A Fiscal Crisis in Higher Education.

Loyola University New Orleans is a highly respected university that opened its doors almost 170 years ago. However, the university recently had to lay off 18 employees to help the school overcome a $5.1 million deficit. This was due to the fact that freshman enrollment last year was 30 percent lower than anticipated, and without the layoffs, Loyola would have been facing a $7.5 million budget shortfall.

 

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What Are The Benefits of Taking An Online Course As An Adult?

For many adult students who are busy with work and family, an online course may be the most convenient option for going to college. The key for any adult is to find what works for them. If online learning is an option in your chosen program, there are many advantages to taking an online course including being able to attend class any time of the day and seven days a week. 

 

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What Type of Education Does A Nurse Need?

Many adults are going back to school to become a nurse, primarily because the demand for nurses continues to grow. According to the Health Careers Network, there are more than 2.7 million nurses practicing in the health care field today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job growth for registered nurses (RNs) will increase 26 percent by 2020. Similarly, the job opportunities for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and vocational nurses (LVNs) is predicted to increase 22 percent. By 2025, the number of nurse practitioner (NP) is expected to increase by 57 percent. Overall, the projected job growth for nurses is faster than average among all U.S. occupations. From nursing assistants to those with master’s degrees, there is a lot of opportunity for growth. Different educational paths can lead to different kinds of nursing careers. Highlighted here are paths to becoming a certified nursing assistant, a licensed practical nurse, and a registered nurse.

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5 Tips On Finding A College Mentor

As adults return to college, they often need support to coach them through some of the challenges and difficulties, such as preparing for tests and organizing projects. Some adult students find it helpful to seek the advice of a mentor in school. Here are tips on finding and using a mentor.

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The Pros and Cons of For-Profit Colleges

For many adults looking to go back to school,  for-profit colleges seem like an obvious choice. These schools cater to adult students by offering degrees at night or online, and also have flexible programs geared for the student's individual pace. But many for-profit schools have also  fallen under the scrutiny of government regulators and even prosecutors for some of their actions.

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How To Earn Your Degree More Quickly

Adult students are continuing to return to college in record numbers and as this market expands, many colleges are working to design new programs that meet the needs of these individuals.  One way that colleges are working to accommodate adult students is by designing accelerated college degree programs.

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What are MOOCS?

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, have been getting a lot of attention in the world of higher education over the last couple of years.   Some companies have signed up partners, like Harvard and MIT, to design MOOCS and have gotten high quality faculty to teach them.  What are MOOCs and are they here to stay? 

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