This article reviews current literature on the topic of nontraditional students. Additional materials related to social capital in the forms of family involvement and parental support are also reviewed to illustrate their relation to the present understanding of the experiences of nontraditional students in higher education. The current definition of what it means to be nontraditional is not sufficient, and an argument for the inclusion of considerations of family privilege is presented.
Oberts, Julienne R.
"Expanding our Understanding of Nontraditional Students: Family Privilege and its Affect on College Students,"
The Vermont Connection: Vol. 34
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol34/iss1/9