Higher education can — and should — help nontraditional students like me

Higher education can — and should — help nontraditional students like me

I grew up knowing I required to graduate superior school and pursue a college degree. I aspired to be a chemical engineer and experienced big dreams of curing cancer and AIDS.

On the other hand, I was raised in a chaotic household that still left me unprepared, each fiscally and emotionally, for running university life. That deprived me of achieving people aims, at least for many many years.

My mother and father divorced when I was only 3. My mother experienced a complicated time caring for me and my brother, so we ended up positioned in foster care.