Nontraditional Student Program

Nontraditional Student Program

Nontraditional Student Program

Nontraditional students are Berea College students that are 23 years of age or older, and/or married, and/or have children. These students have many resources including the Nontraditional Student Center (NTSC), Ecovillage, the Nontraditional Student Association (NTSA), and programs throughout the year focused on community building, personal and financial wellness, and more.

Student parents and child blowing bubbles at Berea College graduation.
Student carrying a plant at the Ecovillage
Non-trad student graduation

Nontraditional students have several living options while attending Berea College.

  • They may live in a Residence Hall and receive a meal plan.
  • They may apply to live off campus. This application can be found at the Student Life office. If off-campus housing is approved, it is critical to communicate with the Financial Aid office to work out your housing and budgetary needs. A nontraditional student who chooses this option should expect to locate their own housing and roommates.
  • If a nontraditional student is married and/or a parent, they may apply to live in one of the apartments in the Ecovillage with their spouse and/or children.

A day in the life of a nontraditional student


Contact Us

Berea College | Nontraditional Student Program | Berea, KY 40404 | 859-985-3925 |