Oklahoma Reach Higher students from Oklahoma State University (OSU) Tulsa campus.

45% of college students are adults over the age of 25, according to Forbes.com (contributed by Richard Eisenberg of Next Avenue, Sept. 18, 2017 in The Best Colleges for Adults.). Why does age matter? Many adult students over 25 understand the difficulties of juggling family commitments, job requirements and college classes. Oklahoma’s colleges and universities…

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Armed Services

Recently I’ve attended several Veterans’ job fairs and other events honoring our veterans. As a veteran myself, I feel compelled to make sure other veterans are aware of job and career opportunities as well as opportunities to pursue higher education and other life goals. Visit www.OKJobMatch.com for veteran-only job fairs in your area.  In my…

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Oklahoma Reach Higher student graduating from Langston University.

It’s no secret that American higher education has a dropout problem. About one in three students who enroll in college never earn a degree. Many lower-income and middle-class students excel in high school only to falter in college and then struggle to get good jobs. Students who complete their degrees typically go on to earn…

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Student at Eastern Oklahoma State College

There are many resources for single parents who want to return to school to complete their college degree. Click on the links to go to the appropriate website for more information about the scholarship/grant and application process. There are seven scholarships available for single moms: Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship https://utah.academicworks.com/opportunities/11961 Bernice Murray Scholarship https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/vermont-scholarships/bernice-murray-scholarship/3395…

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Father And Young Son Reading Book Together

Single parents can finish their degrees, too. Returning to school after having a child presents its own set of challenges, but those challenges can be magnified if you don’t have a plan. Here are four tips for single parents returning to school to complete their college degree. Tip #1 Write Down Your Goals Make your…

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Are you a veteran? Have you served or are you currently serving in one of the U.S. armed forces? You may still qualify for the DirectComplete program even if you are receiving GI Bill or Veterans Affairs’ education benefits. Check out this link to see our program eligibility requirements https://reachhigherok.org/directcomplete/directcomplete-requirements/. Each participating college and university…

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RECONNECT WEEK - Reach Higher

College and university campuses and Tribal Higher Education offices across the state will be open for working adults and potential students during extended hours, July 29 through Aug. 1. Find locations, dates and times near you, or at your preferred campus, by viewing our map at www.reconnectok.org. Participating campuses and Tribal Higher Education departments with…

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RECONNECOK Week

Find out how you can finish your degree at a Reach Higher: RECONNECT event near you. There will be free, family-friendly activities at your local college or university on July 27. Find resources and a dedicated navigator to assist you in going back to college. Reach Higher: RECONNECT. Saturday, July 27, 2019. Get information about an event near you at www.reconnectok.org.

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DirectComplete: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

We officially launched Reach Higher: DirectComplete on November 14, 2018, and with our student interest form active online, we are currently recruiting students to enroll for the current semester. If you have not done so, please check out our DirectComplete webpages, and familiarize yourself with the student interest form and your institution’s contact page at…

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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEOAM) Fire Dawgs.

The Reach Higher: DirectComplete program is focused on 100 critical occupations, as listed by the Oklahoma Works Critical Occupations list. Typically, financial aid support, supportive services and navigator assistance will be provided to nontraditional students pursuing degrees that are associated to a critical occupation at a Reach Higher: DirectComplete participating college or university. However, when…

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