Colleges Make It Easier for Older Students
Lisa Ward, The Wall Street Journal
To woo adult students, many colleges and technical schools are reducing the time and money it takes to earn a degree or certification. Institutions on this path are rethinking credit hours and semester-based schedules. Some states, meanwhile, are revising the financial-aid packages they offer.
The shift recognizes the fact that 41 percent of students enrolled in higher education are 25 or older, and these adults frequently struggle to balance work and family responsibilities with studies.