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Welcome to the Florida Nontraditional Student Page - providing help and support for all nontraditional students living in Florida.

Are you a nontraditional student in Florida? Or do you help nontrads? You have come to the right place.

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Florida Schools with Nontraditional Student Support

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Here are some older links and information about Nontraditional Student support in this state. 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).

Florida Atlantic University has a Nontraditional Student group called ANTS. It is the Alliance of Nontraditional Students. You can see their webpage here. Here is a description of the group (from the web page): "The objectives of the Alliance of Non-Traditional Students is to:
Provide support, both academic and social, to enhance opportunities, and to keep our    members informed of all matters relevant to college success. We will be meeting weekly to do study groups, socialize, and exchange experiences. in addition, we will be hosting events throughout the semester. Some events will be in collaboration with other clubs on campus, and some will be for members and their relatives only."

There do not seem to be any events on the calendar, but there are contact numbers if you are a nontraditional student there to look into.

The University of South Florida has a Survival 101 page for nontraditional students. It includes the Top 10 Ways to tell if you are a Nontraditional Student. Funny!

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Scholarships and other useful links for Florida students

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NPR interviews a nontraditional student at Valencia Community College here. Interesting!

The Scholarships.com site has a Florida Scholarships page here.

The College Grants.org site also lists some Florida scholarships.

The Florida Scholarship and Grant Programs page tells about special Florida grants and other financial aid too.

The Federal Student Aid page has a University of Florida Campus Tour page here.

A student on the Student Doctor Forums talks about how to take a class over - is there a special law in Florida about that? Find out what other students think here.

This article from the University of South Florida talks about the Osher Scholarship. This grant helps nontraditional students finish their degrees. Find out more about the Osher Grant here.

This 2009 article from the Central Florida Future talks about nontraditional students at UCF who are getting help from the Nontraditional Knights Project. Find out more here.

It's Never Too Late To Go Back To School, says Diana Orem, an instructor at the University of Central Florida. She is also a grad student, so she understands about nontraditional students and their issues. She has some refreshing insights!

Check out her blog about going back to school as an older student at the Our Generation Florida blog site.

Check with each college, trade school, or other school to find out what scholarships they have. Make an appointment to see what is offered. More scholarships will be added here later on too.

Be sure to check the Scholarship Links pages One and Two right here on the Nontrad site too, for more quality, free scholarship links.

Good luck finding money for your educational journey.

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We are currently compiling a list for students so that everyone will be able to join a Non-traditional student group when they go back to school.

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