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6 Financial Aid Tips for Nontraditional Students

6 Financial Aid Tips

Adults over 40 are looking to education to improve their career prospects. These tips will help nontraditional students find financial aid.

Nontraditional Student Becomes Valedictorian One Class at a Time

Cheryl Sebjenics

Nontraditional student Cheryl Sebjenics became valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA—after 14 years of taking one class per semester and holding a full-time job. She proves that slow and steady can still achieve great success.

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5 Education Resolutions to Start Now

5 Education Resolutions to Start Now

Throw off the blanket of winter and renew your education resolutions this spring. Find out what people want the most and what they can learn to get there.

A Human Services Degree: The Social Network of Good


Melissa Bowermaster was a volunteer at her local child advocacy center but after wanting to do more, she got her bachelor’s in human services from Kaplan University. Now she’s the executive director of Jessie’s Place, a child advocacy center in Citrus county, Florida and helps her community in meaningful ways every day.

Top 10 Tips for Adult Learners Taking MOOCs

Top 10 Tips for Adult Learners Taking MOOCs

College teacher Rachel Hammond shares her tips from her own experience in the world of taking MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses.

From Floor Nurse to Manager: Debra’s Story

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By continuing her education, Debra Eppley, RN, was able to advance from floor nurse to manager of the whole nursing department, increasing her earning potential and on-the-job satisfaction.

A Career in Financial Services: It’s More than Money

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Finance careers are known for bringing large paychecks, but there are other factors to consider if one wants to be both successful and happy at their job. Do you have what it takes for this fast-paced career?

Open Education: What Does It Mean to You?

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Open education is a movement to increase access to learning worldwide. Its open learning materials expand the public’s access to education and creates a world of learning open to everyone.

5 Tips for Adult Students Returning to College

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Learning never goes out of style, but you may need to brush up on a few things to make your new college experience a successful one. Following these five expert tips will help you prepare for your return to the college classroom.

What You Need to Know about Experiential Learning

What You Need to Know about Experiential Learning

Skills learned on the job, in the military, or through life’s many adventures can translate into college credit for those in-the-know. Learn how college credit for prior learning can save students time and money in earning college degrees.

Get Your College Degree Faster with Prior Learning Credit

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Adult college students should be aware of opportunities to earn college credit for what they already know. Prior learning credit speeds up the degree process, saving students time and money.