Event: 4 Steps for Going Back to College

The Union Public Library will present Dan Gerger, the president of Adult Education Advocates, in a discussion of 4 steps for adults who want to return to college and complete a degree. Dan has worked in higher education in New York and New Jersey for more than 15 years, and he has advised hundreds of adult students on applying to and getting accepted into college and graduate programs. 

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3 Tips For Finding the Support to Succeed

Making the transition to college is difficult for anyone.  However, adult students face additional pressures when returning to school.  Family obligations, financial difficulties, and time constraints are just a few of the added burdens an adult has.  So, when making the decision to return to college adult students need to make sure they have support from family members, their workplace, and from the school they are attending.  

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Over 4,000 Students Retroactively Receive an Associate Degree

Currently there are 36 million Americans with some college credit but no degree. Fortunately, there are organizations working to find these students and help them transition back to college.  This week, I attended a policy forum and press conference at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and funded by some of the key institutions working to help adults attain a college degree. 

 

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I Completed My Degree For Me

Missy had been thinking about going back to school for nearly 25 years. She had enrolled in a community college right out of high school, and had almost completed her associate's degree, but quit when she was just a few credits shy of the degree to get married and start working.

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4 Tips For Adults To Save Up To $10,000

The per credit tuition rate for college students continues to rise every year.  It seems there is a new report every week about the rising cost of education.  Amazingly, student loan debt has reached a national total of $1 trillion.  

However, adult students have many opportunities to significantly reduce their costs.  Here are 5 tips to help the adult student save between $5,000 and $10,000 in tuition, based on the 2012 average per credit tuition of $500.   

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The Biggest Financial Aid Mistake

The deadline is approaching quickly for the most important of all the financial aid forms.  If you are an adult student considering returning to college in the coming fall or winter, you will want to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. The biggest mistake a nontraditional student can make is to miss the FAFSA deadline, or to skip applying at all because you assume you will not be eligible for assistance.

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It Could Be Time To Go Back To College

A recent article in the New York Times reported that many companies across the United States will not hire anyone unless they have a bachelor’s degree. This includes everyone from the CEO to the file clerk.

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