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Non-traditional students are students who begin attending Berea College when they are at least 23 years old, are married, and/or have children.

Non-traditional students have several living options while attending Berea College. Berea College will help each student afford the cost of living for these living options:

  1. They may live in a Residence Hall and receive a meal plan.
  2. They may apply to live off campus. This application will be found at the Residential 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 non-traditional student who chooses this option should expect to locate their own housing and roommates. (See Off-Campus Resource page.)
  3. If the non-traditional student is married or a parent, they may apply to live in one of the 50 apartments in the Ecovillage with their spouse and/or children. (See Off-Campus Resource page.)