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

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

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Ohio Schools with Nontraditional Student Support

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Here are some older links and information about 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).

Ohio Christian University has about 40 percent Non-Traditional students. They have a group called CFO, or Campus Family Association. They offer activities and housing help for married students.

I think this is so important. I like to see that some college and universities are bringing back or keeping their married student housing, which my college (WKU) used to offer. This really can help the money-strapped non-traditional student.


The Marion Campus of Ohio State University has a nontraditional student group called the Non-Traditional Student Organization. Here is the description from the student groups page: "Non-Traditional Student Organization – The trend for non-traditional student population continues to grow every quarter on the Marion Campus and whether you are 26, 36, or 46, you are an integral part of campus life. Non-traditional student bring life skills which are transferrable to the learning processs. The Non-Traditional Student Organization encourages social organization to promote and support the non-traditional students on campus. The organization has plans to participate in fundraisers, campus activities, as well as guide non-traditional students as they begin their education. Advisor: Penny Eyster (740) 725-6246;".


Bowling Green State University in Ohio has made a Nontraditional Student Center. Read about it here: Photo and news article about the Nontraditional Student Center.


Ohio University in Lancaster has a new nontraditional student group. It is called ABC. ABC stands for Adults Belong in College .Check out this news article in the Ohio Univeristy Compass magazine online. They also have a Facebook page, plus an interactive blog.


The Youngstown State University Non-Traditional Student Organization has a Facebook page here that lists officers.


Defiance College celebrated Nontraditional Student Week in October 2011.This article tells about their activities.

They have a CAP program there, which stands for the Center for Adult and Graduate Programs.You can find out more about this college here on their website.

Ohio Scholarship Resources and other Ohio Nontrad links

The Lancaster campus of Ohio University offered a special nontraditional student college information night on August 18th, 2011. The members of the ABC group(see above) also participated in this. Read this article to find out more

Cleveland State University has an interesting article. It is called "Nontraditional Students always had a role at Cleveland State." I hope they have a nontraditional student group start there.

Scholarships in Ohio for Nontraditional Students

The Ohio State University Office of Continuing Education has a links page especially for Continuing Education and Adult Students. They list quality scholarship sites in Ohio and across the country.

The Know How to Go website has linked to us. This non-profit website has a special page for non-traditional students that explains their special needs and helps them get information about Ohio schools. You can sign up for more information, and also learn about what kinds of schools to apply for, along with much more on their website at This looks like a good resource for Ohio non-trads.

The Ohio Scholarships page at has a lot of good links.

And here are more quality scholarship links for Ohio from the Online Education Database site.

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.

Look for more scholarship link sites soon. Be sure to check scholarship availability at your favorite Ohio college too.


You can add to this page.

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.

Do you have a group from Ohio that is not listed here? Fill out an easy and free form for a FREE listing on this page for your Non-traditional student group. This group may be part of a GED program, a Trade School Program, a College Program, or a University Program.

You may also send resources or help links for nontraditional students, which will be put on the page as space permits.

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