The FRIENDS Program identifies nontraditional students as students who qualify as one or more of the following:

  • Regularly live off campus.
  • May be a parent (regardless of age).
  • May be single, married, widowed or divorced.
  • May be military veterans.
  • Assume multiple roles: parent, spouse, caregiver, and/or employee, in addition to attending classes.
  • May be 25 years old or older.
  • May be resuming or have begun studies after a period of employment or working from their home.
  • May be going through a transition such as a career change.