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Top 8 FAQs About Financial Aid for the Busy Adult Student

Each year, 30-40 percent of all undergraduate students take out federal student loans to complete college, and many more receive financial aid. At SNU, we believe that all students deserve the opportunity to pursue higher learning, and almost all of our students get financial aid. 
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Faith

A Meteor Shower of What-Ifs!

A Meteor Shower of What-Ifs! By Chaplain Doug Samples
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Faith

Naming Our Fears

Over the past twelve months, my chaplain’s columns have been looking at real fears that have been shared personally with me. We’ve talked about The fear of divisiveness in our country The fear of never doing enough The fear of being stuck in a box called marriage The fear of being failures as parents The fear of the dark night of the soul The fear of the unknown future The fear that God really does exist The fear of a nation of extremes This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but maybe you have been inspired to name some of your own fears.
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Student Success Tips

Tips for Going Back to College After Dropping Out

Ninety percent of incoming college students think they will graduate in four years. Just 45% actually do. If you’ve dropped out of college, it’s easy to feel alone, especially if you watched your friends finish school while you pursued a career or raised a family. But dropping out is common. You may have faced a variety of hardships leading to your decision. Maybe you weren’t ready or chose the wrong school for your needs. 
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Faith

The Fear of a Nation of Extremes

Throughout American history, there has always been a healthy discussion of ideas and philosophies.          That’s what makes America a great democracy.   But in today’s world,    the algorithms that are built into our social media networks        create an echo chamber that make sure we hear            only those views that amplify our own way of thinking. 
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Adult Education

Program Director Q&A with Jeff Slattery, D.B.A.

What do you believe is the most valuable element of your program? The Cybersecurity (CS) and Information Systems and Technology (IST) programs provide a plethora of benefits.  The programs serve distinct populations and prepare learners to excel in their respective career paths.  The core program courses and general education courses provide both general education knowledge and technical skills.  The programs are very technical in nature and practical hands-on labs are utilized to develop and test the learners skills required to excel in a technical position and profession.  In addition, the courses prepare students to set for certification in their respective fields.  The courses take a holistic approach to education and include coursework designed to prepare learners for every aspect of a professional position.
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Adult Education

Program Director Q&A with Joe Koerner, ABD

What do you believe is the most valuable element of your program? The most valuable element in our program is the instructors. Our professors are experts in their field and continue their learning journey daily. They have the ability to present the theory and marry that theory to real world application. Our learners appreciate being able to take information learned in a course and directly apply it to a situation. Additionally, students learn the soft skills that are paramount to their success in the criminal justice profession.
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Adult Education

Grants for Adult Students Going Back to College: Everything You Need to Start

Going back to school is one of the best things you can do to improve your quality of life and career prospects. A 2018 survey found that 70% of adults view higher education as critical for workplace success, and 60% report contemplating returning to school.  However, financial barriers loom. Seventy-five percent of respondents claimed they were concerned about being “burdened with student loan debt,” and 70% reported that other financial barriers prevented their return to school.  Don’t let the financial barriers of today prevent you from realizing a happier financial future tomorrow! Loans aren’t the only option for funding your education. Grants for adult students can help you pay for school without taking on more debt.
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Adult Education

Program Director Q&A with Sylvia Goodman, ATC, Ed.D

  What do you believe is the most valuable element of your program? The most valuable element of the Master of Arts in Sport Management & Administration is the opportunity to make connections with professionals at every level of sport. This is true for becoming a member of a cohort, to interactions with expert faculty and experiences with collegiate and professional sport leaders. The program is designed from start to finish to give students not just the basics of being a sport manager but also the professional introductions to explore new career opportunities.
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Adult Education

Best Degrees for Adult Students Returning to College in 2022

Returning to school can be a little scary and a little exciting. With more education, you can attain a higher standard of living and all that comes with it, including better schools for your kids, a better neighborhood, a nicer house, more reliable childcare and a job you can feel good about.
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