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November 24, 2017

Nontraditional students gaining steam in higher ed discussions

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By Patti Zarling and Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive

A new higher education advocacy group — Higher Learning Advocates — has emerged to specifically focus on nontraditional students and federal education policies addressing them.  Among some of the concerns cited by the group at its first public event is tuition affordability for older students that don’t qualify for scholarship, but are working full-time and raising families — recommending federal financial aid standards to address that.  With federal statistics showing 75% of U.S. college students did not begin their higher education directly out of high school and nearly half of them are over 25, with the number expected to grow, nontraditional student advocates argue institutions ought to reconsider their business models to be more flexible.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/nontraditional-students-gaining-steam-in-higher-ed-discussions/510865/

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