Adult Students & Non-Traditional Programs

Education is a lifelong process, and we honor this by supporting adult students who are looking to grow through college coursework.

Non-traditional students are not like traditional 18-24-year-olds. Many have full lives with lots of responsibilities on top of their school work.





$420 per credit hour for most adult and non-traditional programs. *

Learn about financial aid for students over 25.

*Transition to Teaching is a full-program fee.

Transition to Teaching Costs
  • Tuition: $11,358
    Includes student teaching
  • Per semester hour (18-hour program): $631
    Per semester hour (24-hour program): $474
  • Application Fee: $50

[Textbooks purchased independently.]

Ready to apply?

  • Complete and submit our Online Application
  • Request your high school transcripts unless you have over 12 college transfer credits.
  • Request all college transcripts by calling the registrar’s office of colleges attended.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at View AU Financial Aid FAFSA information.

Transferring? You’ll also need:

  • Transfer Recommendation: Provide this form to the dean of students in the Department of Student life at your most recent institution or the one from which you have earned the most credit hours.

Contact an Enrollment Specialist:
(765) 641-3043 (office)
(877) 428-2765 ext. 3043

Your success is very important to us.

Your AU Story Begins Now

I began my studies at AU 20+ years ago as an adult ed student, but was unable to finish at that time. I made the choice to come back to AU at the age of 51, because of the professors and the atmosphere. They have supported and encouraged me as no one ever had before in my life. Beginning as a 26-year old that had definitely not excelled in high school, I was very insecure about my abilities. However, there is an overflowing of love, understanding, and the support of the Kissenger Academic Center for Excellence! Having someone believe in you and give encouragement can be the difference between ‘Wish I had,’ and ‘I did it!’

Jo Norris Stacy, BA ’18

Characteristics of Adult Students

  • 25 years and older (We have had students from 25 – 87 years.)
  • Many are employed, some are between jobs
  • Many have children
  • All are juggling more than just studies

Reasons to become an Adult Student or pursue a Non-Traditional Program

  • Accomplish what was started perhaps years ago
  • Career Advancement
  • Reduced tuition for adult students
  • “Retooling” after corporate downsizing
  • Training for new career
  • Provide good example for children

Why choose Anderson University?

  • Adult-friendly atmosphere
  • Caring staff
  • Christian University guided by Christ’s principles
  • Qualified Instructors