According to an article by USA Today, the number of college students who are in their 30s and 40s is growing, and these students are often faced with juggling their education with other responsibilities like families and full-time jobs.
This emerging student demographic is affecting the way post-secondary schools operate. “Colleges and universities are responding [to this growth] by expanding evening classes, developing online curriculums and offering courses at satellite locations,” notes writer Sandra Block.
Block cites the National Center for Education Statistics, which reports that about half of today`s students are financially independent, 49% are enrolled part time, 38% work full time, and 27% have dependents of their own.
Do you or someone you know fall into one or more of these categories?
Anthem Education Group schools and colleges continue to adapt to better serve all students by offering day and evening classes at many campuses, expanding the Anthem College Online programs and other Anthem programs, and offering student support services that include help with transportation and childcare issues.
Another big issue facing students is figuring out how to pay for their education, especially those who also worry about paying their mortgage or putting their kids through college.
At Anthem, we strive to make our programs as affordable as possible through competitive tuition rates. We also employ knowledgeable Financial Aid Advisors at all of our campuses who can help students that qualify find the best financial assistance possible.
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