Purdue News

June 8, 2006

Span Plan grants available for adult nontraditional students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Adult nontraditional part-time students have until July 15 to apply for a Span Plan Grant for Purdue University's fall 2006 session.

The Span Plan Adult Student Services program was established at Purdue in 1968 to serve the needs of older-than-average students and help them adjust to the university environment. Academic, career and personal counseling also is available for adult learners through the Span Plan program.

The grants cover the cost of a three-credit-hour class and include a book stipend for students who either do not receive financial aid or whose financial aid award does not cover the full cost of tuition and fees.

Grants are available to part-time adult students at Purdue's West Lafayette campus as well as the Lafayette location for Statewide Technology.

"Students do not need to be admitted to Purdue to apply for the grant," said Dorothy Hughes, Span Plan counselor. "This grant program is an opportunity for them to 'get their feet wet' in the academic world while classified as a non-degree-seeking student."

Grant applications are available in Schleman Hall, Room 207, or online. Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their income and financial need.

Grant applicants are encouraged to schedule appointments with a Span Plan counselor for grant eligibility guidelines, further information about the course registration process and an overview of services offered by Span Plan Adult Student Services. For information, contact the Span Plan staff at (765) 494-1257, spanplan@purdue.edu.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu

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

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


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