- Is it okay just to take a few courses?
- I didn't do so well the first time I attempted college. What now?
- Will I have the chance to get to know other adult learners?
- What if I need career guidance?
- Can I get financial aid?
Is it okay just to take a few courses?
I didn't do so well the first time I attempted college. What now?
Will I have the chance to get to know other adult learners?
Definitely! At Penn State Shenango, you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet other adult learners, as well as traditional-aged students in classes, study groups, and other activities. Penn State's adult learners often form friendships as well as professional relationships with students of all ages.
What if I need career guidance?
Whether you're interested in developing a career plan, reevaluating your existing plan, preparing a resume, improving your job-search strategies, or identifying prospective employers, Penn State Shenango has a career counselor who can provide you with support and expert advise. Career counselors can help you identify internships and co-ops as well as help you determine which field of employment, or options within a field, will be most satisfying given your interests, abilities, and goals. At many campuses, computer-assisted guidance systems are available to help you explore career possibilities.
Can I get financial aid?
Financial aid for adult learners is available in the form of grants, low-interest loans, scholarships, and work-study employment. Part-time students as well as those attending full-time are equally eligible for financial aid through these programs-aid for part-time study has opened the door for many adult learners to enroll in school. In order to receive aid, you must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student taking at least 6 credits per semester. Penn State Shenango makes it easy to apply for financial aid.