Adult Non-Traditional Students Learning Community (ANTS)

What is ANTS about?

  • Getting together for group lunches
  • Listening to speakers
  • Participating in study groups
  • Meeting other non-traditional students
  • Learning about resources that will make your life easier

Weekly “drop-in” hours

Sloss house (south of Curtiss Hall)
Monday 12-2
Wednesday 12-2
Thursday 11-12

Is ANTS for you?

The ANTS learning community is for college of Human Science students -- freshmen through seniors -- falling into one of these categories:

  • Adults age 25 and over
  • Adults age 18 to 25 who are married, have children, past military experience, a break in their education, long distance commuter, etc.



Women's Center

Academic Success Center

Undergraduate research -- Rosenfeld Internship


Campus maps

Commuter parking

Child care resources

The SHOP Food Pantry: Food Science Building. This service is anonymous -- students show their ID to receive food.

Other support

Student counseling service

Legal services for students

Financial aid


Many adult students assume they are not eligible for scholarships when they may actually be eligible. In addition to possible departmental and college scholarships, non-traditional students should check out the following scholarship resources:

Adult Student Scholarship Fund

ASSISt (Adult Student Scholarships at Iowa State

Division of Student Affairs Adult Student Scholarship 

Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship

Weatherspoon Adult Student Scholarship Award



ANTS has their own blog. Read about experiences and resources in blog posts by ANTS students.