Some Colleges Go the Extra Mile for Adult Students

As nontraditional students continue to make up a growing part of the overall college study body, some institutions are rolling the cost of books into tuition to make enrollment easier for busy working adults. “One-stop-shopping” programs allow students to make a single payment, and often have books delivered to the learner’s doorstep.

Tufts University offers an all-inclusive package for adult students enrolled in its masters of science in engineering management program. Offered through the university’s Gordon Institute, the program provides scheduling to book delivery so students can “focus on learning, not logistics,” according to its website.

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