Special Populations Categories
Special Populations refers to students who meet at least one of the following categories:
- Single parents: A single parent is an individual who is not married and who has custody of and is responsible for the care of one or more minor children, or who is currently pregnant.
- Displaced homemakers: A displaced homemaker is an individual who has been out of the job market for a period of time and now needs to return to work for financial reasons due to separation, divorce, disability, or death of a spouse.
- Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: A person whose native language is a language other than English.
- Individuals who are Economically Disadvantaged: A credit-hour student who is a needs-based financial aid recipient of Pell or Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).
- Individuals in Non-traditional Programs: The term "nontraditional fields" means occupations or fields of work, including careers in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.
- Individuals with Disabilities: A “person with a disability” is anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.