Mature/Non-traditional Students

We know it can be challenging to balance the demands of a job or family while pursuing your education. Towson University is committed to your success as an older or non-traditional student. We offer a number of services and resources tailored to your needs.

What is a non-traditional student?

Non-traditional students can fit into many categories:

  • Those over the age of 23
  • Parents (or individuals with other dependents)
  • Students returning to college after a break in education
  • Veterans
  • Students working a full-time job while they take courses

Whatever the reason, you’ve made the choice to return to college for your degree and we would like to make life at TU as easy as possible for you. We encourage you to get involved and connect with campus.  

Get Involved

Tell us who you are and what you need! There are many ways to get involved:

Campus Resources

Meet Our Students

Dawn Kelley ’13 created a digital story about our older student population at Towson University. Watch the video: The Game of Life: Non-Traditional Student Edition