Non-traditional students are described as those who do not fit in the category of “young students fresh out of high school." Most colleges are designed for these "fresh-out-of-high-school" students instead of the students who have children, are 30 years old or older, or immigrants. These students don't have enough support in the forms of childcare, transportation and flexible class schedules.

More specifically, women immigrants face high hurdles while attending college. Many of them who are striving to become professionals have problems finding childcare, getting subsidized childcare from the government, receiving scholarships and financial aid, and more.

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