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Adult Education & Lifelong Learning

Adult students typically have more bills and family to support than traditional students, which can make tuition payments tough. However, there are financial assistance options to help make a college education possible.

Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
Provides scholarship opportunities, academic resources, and support for non-traditional students. Also has a network of faculty, administrators, and advisors that work with non-traditional students to succeed.

Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
ACHE is made up of professionals, students, and institutions dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of continuing higher education.

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
AAACE provides leadership for the field of adult and continuing education through adult development opportunities, unifying adult educators, and promoting the development and dissemination of research and best practices.

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Looking for advice about how to succeed as a returning or adult student at your school? Search your school's website for adult and continuing education and/or non-traditional student resources. Many schools offer advice, checklists, and contact information for school representatives who can provide support.

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

AAACE provides leadership for the field of adult and continuing education through adult development opportunities, unifying adult educators, and promoting the development and dissemination of research and best practices.

University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

UPCEA seeks to advance leadership in professional, continuing, and online education. Members include public and private accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, international universities, and nonprofit organizations with a significant commitment to professional and continuing higher education.