Getting Started as a K-State Non-Traditional Student

K-State created the Non-Traditional & Veteran Student Services Office in 1979 to address the needs of the expanding non-traditional student population. The staff provides a variety of services to non-traditional students, working diligently with the university to provide information regarding all aspects of university life.

Deciding to attend K-State

Whether you're thinking of getting your degree or just taking a class or two, we've got all the information you need to get the process started.


Find out everything you need to know about admissions. With everything from applying to advising, this is your one-stop spot to make the process quick and painless.

Alternatives and Distance Education

Find out more about your options when on campus or day time classes aren't possible, or if you're looking into a specific type of study, such as degree completion or independent study.

Paying for College

If you are needing assistance with funding your education the Financial Aid Office is a great place to start! To learn more about your payment options the Cashiers Office is a great resource. For veterans and military affiliated students interested in learning more about their GI BillĀ® benefits, visit the Office of Veteran Affairs webpage. To learn more about scholarship opportunities you can visit the Non-Traditional & Veteran Student Services scholarship webpage.


One of the best ways to enroll at Kansas State is to attend an Enrollment and Orientation day. This gives you an opportunity to choose your classes, learn the keys to college success, and more.

Helpful Hints

Check out these tip offs for getting in step with the college pace, staying organized, and being prepared.

Tips for Academic Success

Read about these tips and services available to you at K-State. You'll find everything you need to be successful academically.

Student Services

With everything from student lawyers to student insurance, tutoring to tenant affairs, you'll have no problem finding help with whatever comes your way.

Campus Services

Get information about everything available to you on campus, from child care services to the best place to stop in for lunch.

Extracurricular Activities

Check out K-State events put on throughout the year, tours of buildings across campus, and the recreational services available.

Give Us Your Ideas

We hope you find the information in this handbook helpful. If you have additional information that is not included, please let our staff know. Your suggestions can help to improve the next edition of the Non-Traditional Student Services handbook.

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