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Going Back to College

I Feel Guilty

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.23.2016 | Parents
Jim Joseph

I didn't do "Dad" this back-to-school season. I'm definitely extremely busy at work these days, but I still have this hollow feeling like I should be doing something else.

How to Align Your Values With Your Education

Lori Eggleston | Posted 08.27.2016 | College
Lori Eggleston

Dara Carrillo went to college when she was 18 because "the world told me that's the box I needed to check," she says. "I didn't really think about what was right for me."

4 Things Adult Students Should Look for When Choosing a School

Lori Eggleston | Posted 07.28.2016 | College
Lori Eggleston

The application process. The registration process. The financial aid process. Yes, there are a lot of processes when it comes to returning to school to finish (or start) your degree. Consider another one: the selection process. How can you find a university that's a good fit for you?

The Top 5 Questions to Ask a Financial Aid Advisor Before You Even Apply

Lori Eggleston | Posted 06.19.2016 | College
Lori Eggleston

It's imperative to understand the financial aid process before you even apply for admission. The best way to navigate the jargon and red tape is to sit down with a university financial aid advisor. Here's what you should ask -- and what answers you're likely to get.

WATCH: Meet The Man Who Graduated College At 72

Posted 01.24.2014 | College

Here's all the proof you'll ever need that it's never too late to get an education. Van McKellar had always wanted to go to college, but after drop...

A Nontraditional Resolution

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

If the typical resolution routine is not working for you, perhaps it is time to think about a true investment in yourself and your future. Consider the viability of going back to school in 2014 and continuing your education as an adult learner.

When Does It Pay To Go Back to School In Midlife?

Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer Getting a degree or certificate won’t guarantee a job. Here's what you need to know to increase you...

The High Cost of a College Education? It's More Than You Think

Lori Sokol | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Lori Sokol

As both primary caregiver and lower-wage worker, mature women face greater obstacles to earning a college degree, and thereby miss out on opportunities to increase their income.

Meeting the Money Challenges of Adult College Students

Mary Johnson | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Are you a single parent, stay-at-home mom, or working adult who wants to return to school in hopes of securing a brighter financial future? The good news is that you're not alone.

They're Ba-a-a-a-ck!: Students Have Returned... Have You?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

There's a whole big world out there off-campus. But we student affairs professionals can easily fall into the trap of myopically only seeing the residence halls and campus centers before us.

Motivated By Tragedy, 52-Year-OId Dropout Graduates With Honors From UCLA

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.10.2012 | Fifty

Later when I brought up the school’s admission page, all I saw was “Congratulations.” I ran into the room I was about to teach in and I told my students ... tears started rolling down my face.

Black, Gay, HIV-Positive... And Now A College Graduate!

Aundaray Guess | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aundaray Guess

My diploma symbolizes the fact that no matter what obstacles I may face, once I stop blocking my own success, I can do it. Despite the fact that I've been living with HIV for 25-plus years, I now have something I thought I'd never have: an unlimited world waiting for me.

For A Stroke Survivor, An Unexpected First Day Of School

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Before Dan's first day of school, we checked the bus schedule a million times. He chose his clothes the night before and prepared the items in his new messenger bag. As the bus pulled away, I got a reassuring smile from the bus driver. Was the twinge in my stomach so obvious?

How I Fulfilled A Dream Dashed 40 Years Earlier

Laura Rowley | Posted 03.12.2012 | Fifty

Earlier this year, Dr. Sharon Handelsman, a Chicago physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, took her orals –- the last step to becoming...