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There are
many issues
that face
NonTrads.

If we work
together,
we can bring
about the
changes that
will enable
us to get
the most out
of what higher
education
should be
offering us.

We are not an unimportant minortity
in the
educational
community.


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National NonTraditional Students Associations
"Issues of Focus"

The following issues are under review for organization, resources, and prioritization by the National NonTraditional Students Associations members.


Inequity in the Distribution of Resources
  • Sense of relevancy and meaning lost when resources are consistently advanced to traditional students that are not available to NonTraditional students
  • Financial aid and student loan debt

  • Livability Concerns
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Health care and well-being
  • Stress and workload

  • Scholastic and Learning Obstacles
  • Dyslexia
  • Hearing Loss
  • Fear of returning to school with disabilities
  • Locating tutors
  • Taking Exams
  • Approaching faculty
  • No applicable scholarships, resources
  • Inflexible hours
  • Lack of orientations, advocates, advisors

  • Communications Concerns
  • Internet access
  • Unfamiliarity with available resources
  • Networking and coalition building

  • Adult, Nontraditional Education
  • Prior learning experience
  • Cooperative learning
  • Stimulating learning environs
  • Career planning

  • Institutionalized Age Bias
  • Language
  • Limited curriculum
  • Discrimination and Stereotyping


  • Benefits
    Dues Registration


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    National NonTraditional Students Association© 1999
    Last modified: March 30, 1999