Here are some older links and information about Arkansas Nontraditional Student support. There may still be some clues here to help you find help and support at your school. Please pardon any links that no longer work. They will soon be deleted or fixed this year (2015).
Newest! The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has a special web section on their website to benefit nontraditional students. It includes Student Success Stories, Scholarship and Award Opportunities, an Adult Student Handbook, and Childcare Links. Good job, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville!
There is a student group at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. The President said she is always looking for new resources for their members. She is an enthusiastic nontraditional student herself.
From the President: "Our group, Non Traditional Student Organization 's (NTSO) mission is to make going to school a little easier. We know that there are many things that one must consider when thinking of continuing their education from how to pay for it to how supportive their families will be.
I know that as a wife and mother I had many things to think about and many sacrifices to 'justify' before I could in good conscience become a student. The NTSO is here to make that a bit easier! We provide our students with information on available resources both on campus and off. We also provide a support system for our students from informal tutoring by other non trads to staff mentors who can help bridge the gap between teachers and students.
There are always great activities happening here on the SAU campus so we get our non trad students involved in campus life too! It has been a wonderful way for non traditional students including myself to really enjoy my college experience!"
You can contact the President at jmriley7174 (at) muleriders.saumag.edu, and the advisor is at Lillie Wright (at) saumag.edu.
(just put an @ symbol where the (at) is. I am trying to help people not get as much junk mail.
And there is more: Southern Arkansas University lists a Nontraditional Student Organization on their list here:
Southern Arkansas University offers a nontraditional student scholarship here: Nontrad Scholarship.
of Arkansas at Little Rock has an Adult Student Campus Connection. Here is their info:
Hornbeck, Adult Student Advocate
Email: asap (at) alr.edu
Address: 2801 S.
University, LR, AR 72204
From their info:
"The Adult Student Advocacy Program (ASAP) at UALR is part
of the Office of Campus Life. We are here to provide information,
assistance, and encouragement to prospective and current students.
Peer mentoring and tutoring are offered, as well as Come and
Go lunch sessions, regular email updates, and an honor society
just for nontraditional students.
This sounds great!
Contact them ASAP and let them know that the Nontraditional
Student website sent you.