Many returning and non-traditional students are not in the same position as first-year undergraduates. With families, full-time jobs, and various financial responsibilities to maintain, full-time programs arenâ€™t always an option. Since finding a program that meets these prospective studentsâ€™ needs is imperative, universities and colleges offer evening, part-time and weekend programs as great alternatives. For people just looking to improve their skills and not enroll in a degree program, institutions do offer non-degree options.
Kahliah A. Laney is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. The California native attended the University of California, Davis, double majoring in English and Sociology. Kahliah currently attends the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been featured in Government Technology magazine, the Mott Haven Herald, and on the New York City News Service. She has been a contributor to BlackEnterprise.com since June 2011.