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

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

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Pennsylvania 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).

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a Center for Student Success Nontraditional Students page here.

It features its NUSAT team page and the Nontraditional Students Association page there. Here is information from the Nontraditional Students Association page:

The Non-Traditional Students Association at IUP

"The mission of this organization is to promote the academic and social interests of non-traditional students by:
• Serving as an advocate to voice the concerns of non-traditional students to administration, faculty, and staff.
• Providing an atmosphere and activities in which non-traditional students of all majors can socialize.
• Encouraging non-traditional students to assist one another in finding resources for academic support and success.
Membership in this organization is open to all members of the IUP community. For more information on this organization, contact the president and/or advisor listed below.
(Go to this page and scroll down to see the contact emails - this cuts down on junk mail for them...)

• Student Organizations
• Center for Student Life
Pratt Hall, Room 303
201 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
• Phone: 724-357-2598
• Fax: 724-357-2351"

They also have a Facebook page here.

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Shippensburg University has an NTSO group. See their page here: Shippensburg University - Dean of Students - Nontraditional Student Organization. I like it that they have an NTSO Lounge and a contact person on the page too.

Here is a description of the group from their page: "The Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) is for adult students who are older than traditional freshmen, who have had a break in their formal learning experience and now are returning to the university or entering the university for the first time. Any undergraduate, full-time, part-time, or extended studies students registered at Shippensburg University can participate in this organization. The organization provides academic and social support for all nontraditional students."

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Cal U, the California University of Pennsylvania, has a Commuter and Non-Traditioanl Student Services page, which explains about their Commuter Center and bus schedules.

Pennsylvania Scholarship Resources and other Nontrad links

Scholarships in Pennsylvania for Nontraditional Students and more

The OEDb site has a list of scholarships for Pennsylvania students.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a Continuing Education Association of Pensylvania Scholarship. Find out more here.

Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania has a Non Traditional Scholarships page here.

The national organization of the American Legion Auxilliary has a scholarship page here.

The Pennsylvania College of Technology has a Nontraditional Students and Financial Aid page here.

An Ehow article here talks about Pennsylvania scholarships and has links at the bottom of the article to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority, the Executive Women International Scholarship and more.

Here is the current page for the EWI scholarships.

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.


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 Pennsylvania 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.

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