Results show students who come to campus on varied paths have mixed feelings about their experience: “I feel empowered, and also intimidated, and like I don’t belong.”
Finding community, or even a foothold with advising, can be challenging when not pursuing a traditional four-year track.
Their need for flexibility, plus their varied life experiences, don’t always fit with university services.
Nontraditional students welcome the flexibility but say quality needs to improve.
Minnesotans over 62 take University classes to improve their lives — and maybe teach a few lessons to others.
The University provides policy and outreach, but many would love more resources and support.
Collegiate association will oversee the Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship after the Twin Cities campus dropped program that helped hundreds reenter college.
Rising college costs place special burdens on students who delay enrollment, work full time or support families.
Financial needs, family obligations and immigration status can impede four-year degree