Purdue News

October 28, 2004

Deadline approaches for nontraditional student grant application

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The deadline for adult nontraditional students to apply for a Span Plan Grant for Purdue University's spring 2004 semester is Nov. 15.

"The Span Plan Grant program is one way part-time adult students have been assisted through the years," said Dorothy Hughes, Span Plan counselor from the Office of the Dean of Students. "The grant can assist adult nontraditional Purdue University students in getting their feet wet in the academic world."

The Span Plan Adult Student Services program serves the needs of older-than-average students at Purdue and helps them adjust to the university environment. Academic, career and personal counseling also is available for adult learners through the Span Plan program.

The grants, which are funded by yearly earnings on a Purdue endowment, cover the cost of a three-credit-hour class and a book stipend for students who either do not receive financial aid or whose financial aid award does not cover the full cost of their tuition and fees.

Grants are available to students enrolled at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus as well as the Lafayette locations for Statewide Technology.

In order to be eligible for the Span Plan Grant, student must be an individual who: 1) has not taken a traditional path to higher education and does not hold a bachelor's degree; 2) is enrolled in seven or fewer credit hours for the spring 2004-05 semester; 3) is in good academic standing; and 4) falls within the financial need guidelines.

Grant applications are available on the West Lafayette campus in Schleman Hall, Room 207, or can be downloaded from the Span Plan Adult Student Services Web site.

Grant applicants are encouraged to schedule appointments with a Span Plan counselor for further information about the course registration process and for a complete overview of services offered by Span Plan Adult Student Services.

To request an application or for further information, call (765) 494-1257.

Writer: Maggie Morris, (765) 494-2432, news.writer@purdue.edu

Source: Dorothy Hughes, (765) 494-7662, djhughes@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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