School Grants for Single Mothers

College is a pricey endeavor no matter who you are. It can rack up thousands and thousands of dollars and cost as much as buying one’s first home. Paying for college is that much more difficult for single mothers.

Having the time to balance school and a child is one thing, but paying for childcare on top of tuition, living expenses, and book is quite another. Single mothers have expenses that are unique to them.

This is why it is harder for such women to return to school. Thankfully, there are many funding options available to make this transition that much easier.

Mother playing basketball with his son

If you are looking for funding for school, you should definitely look into grants. Unlike scholarships which are merit-focused and loans which have to be paid back, grants are basically free money.

If you are a single mother looking for funding for school, grants are really the best decision. You will receive the funds you desperately need so that you can take care of your child while returning to school. The following includes some basic tips for how to apply for and receive college grants for single mothers.

Look Into Federal and State Options

First off, you need to know that your federal and state government want you to succeed. After all, a country can only thrive if its people are thriving. Thus, you can be sure to find some great college grants for single mothers via your government.

The federal government has grants like the Pell Grant that are focused on helping those who are financially in need find funding for school.

Additionally, many states have programs for everyone from low-income families to adults who are returning to school for the first time. The type of grants that a state offers will depend on the state itself. Different areas provide different types of funding. Take the time to poke around on the Internet to see what government funding you qualify for.

Often, once you fill out the FAFSA, you will receive word on whether or not you qualify for these funds via your financial aid summary. If you have questions about why you do or do not qualify, please contact the financial aid offices of the schools. They will be able to provide you with more in-depth information.

Consider if You Qualify for Minority Grants

Diverse group of women

There are many minority grants out there.

Think about whether or not you qualify for such funding. For example, you can find grants for everything from those who suffer from learning disabilities to ethnic minorities like Native Americans and African Americans. You can apply for a range of grants to see which you will receive.

No grant is too small to apply for. If you are single mother, then you know that every little bit definitely counts. These grants can be incredibly specific or very vague. Try to apply for anything that you might remotely qualify for. For example, you may find grants for left-handed Asian American mothers or you may find grants directed towards people who have learning disabilities. Be honest with yourself about whether or not you could make a case for qualifying for such loans and get to applying!

Women-Focused Grants

Historically, women have had to deal with big gaps when it came to how they were treated in comparison to men. If you are looking for college grants for single mothers, you should look for women-focused sources of funding.

You can find specific college grants for single mothers via many women-focused organizations. And of course, there are grants for women of all types from corporations, non-profits, and professional types of organizations. These funds are meant to close the wage gap so that women receive the same training, payment, and education as their male counterparts.

Search Online

If you want to find stellar college grants for single mothers, you need to use the Internet. This is one of the most important resources you have at your disposal. You can use the Internet at local libraries and cafes if you do not have it at home. This will enable you to compile a list of possible grants for which you can apply. Knowing what’s out there will enable you to find grants that could really help you pay for school while raising a child.

The great thing about the Internet is that you can really share information with a range of people. Take the time to read websites, blogs, and forums focused around scholarships and single mother issues. You just might hear about college grants for single mothers you didn’t know about before.

Take the time to really engage with other people in these spaces. You never know who will hear of a small grant that could do everything from pay for books to help you pay for childcare expenses.

Check With the College

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You never know what different colleges and universities may have to offer you. When looking for college grants for single mothers, take the time to see if the organization has any grants that they give to women, single mothers, and adults returning to school after an absence. It really doesn’t hurt to ask. You just might find the funds you need.

Ask Single Mother Focused Organizations

There are a lot of groups out there for single mothers. Turn to single mother support groups and professional organizations to see if they have funds to support your education. Many of them may have grants that could help you pay for both tuition and for living expenses.

Similarly, think about organizations in your community that may offer such funds. Many religious and non-profit groups run small grant programs for people in the community. See what they have to offer you so that you can really explore each of your points.

Get Organized and Collect Documents

Once you have a potential list of schools and grants, it’s time to get organized. Make a calendar that has all of the deadlines in place so that you can work ahead and really stay on top of them.

Organizations that give out grants will not often grant exceptions to their deadlines. This means that you really need to be at the peak of your game. Turn in applications in early so that if they are lost or damaged, you can then send replacement documents without it being much of an issue. When it comes to securing money for school, you really can’t afford to play around. This is the investment of a lifetime.

You should also make copies of all of your important documents. This will help you figure out which schools and which grants need which documents. Request many copies of your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and tax forms. These are some of the most commonly asked for documents for grants.

Lastly, keep track of which grants you send off so that you can receive confirmation that they were received. You may want to include a self-enclosed-stamped envelope for this very purpose. This will ensure that your application has been processed so that you won’t have to wonder if it was lost in the mail. Keeping detailed records is important because you may be able to look at a past application to help you on new ones as they pop up.

Double- and Triple-Check Your Work

You never want to submit a grant application that has errors on it. Instead, be sure to proofread everything from the application forms and documents to your essays. If you spill food or drink on paperwork, take the time to start over. You want to show organization that you are professional and polished. To ensure that you submit error free work, have loved ones proofread your applications.

This could mean the difference between you receiving a grant.

Explain Your Situation in Applications

Mother gardening with daughter

When you apply for these grants, be clear about why you need this money. This is a time to really explain how difficult it can be to attend school, raise a child, and earn enough money to live on while paying tuition. Do not shy away from the realities of this situation.

Of course, you do not want to play the victim. Instead, be specific about how the funds will help you succeed in life and really create a solid future for you and your child. There are many college grants for single mothers available today. You need to show organizations that you are responsible and focused so that the groups then see that you are a valuable investment.

Being a single mother can be a full time job. There are many groups out there that have funding to help you do everything from fund your tuition to find daycare options for your little ones. Take the time to really craft strong essays and applications to different grant programs so that you can find the money you need to attend school. An education is an important investment for a family.

If you have a degree, your job options will expand and you will be able to really provide a stable life for your child. Take this research and application process seriously so that you can have a bright and shiny future for you and your child.

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95 Comments on “School Grants for Single Mothers”

  1. Tianna Manson wrote:

    I am currently a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia for Baking and Pastry and my financial aid has increased and I am looking for help through a Grant program so that I can complete my course. I was due to start this past July but, have to wait until the Fall course in October to begin because of the financial aid increase. Please sent me information on Grants I can apply for as a Single Parent. Thank you!

  2. jessica wrote:

    Where can I find a list?

  3. Mary Nelson wrote:

    I am currently enrolled in American Intercontinental University going for a Bachelor’s in Business Management specializing in Entrepreneurship. And I start here pretty soon but there are some last minute costs to start up my classes and I was really hoping to find a grant for me, I am a single parent and could really use the help in this economy.

  4. Shari Bell wrote:

    Looking for information to get a grant to go back to school.

  5. emelyn wrote:

    Hi I haven’t finished high school yet the last grade I’ve finished was 7th grade. I got pregnant at the age of 13 and got kicked out of school and haven’t gone back to school for 5 years. I wanted to get my g.e.d so I can go to collage but can’t affored it how would I get a grant so I can finish school and go to collage I’m supposed to graduate in 2012?

  6. Amanda Stumbo wrote:

    I am a single mom and was looking for information about grants I can get to help with school.

  7. Faith Garner wrote:

    I am looking for extra grants to help me with living expenses. I don’t make enough to put myself through school and pay bills.

  8. Amber wrote:

    looking for information to get a grant to go to college

  9. Alyssa wrote:

    I am a senior in high school and have a 4 month old baby. I am looking for anyway to help pay for college besides loans. I have been looking for scholarships I qualify for. If anyone hears of a specific scholarship/grant for single mothers please let me know! Thanks.

  10. alec josefsberg wrote:

    Im really interested in collage but i don’t have the financial support from my parent . id be very thankful if there anyway you can help me go to collage .

  11. Nicole wrote:

    I am trying to get back in school and have less than 60 credits to go. But owe a balance. How do I find assistance in paying that off, so that I can finish? I am a single mother of 3, and cannot even afford monthly payments right now.

  12. Nicole wrote:

    I am a single mother of 3. I have less than 60 credits to complete, but have a balance. I cannot finish until this balance is settled. How do I get help to pay that balance to continue and finish when I cannot afford monthly payments right now?

  13. Heather wrote:

    I am a single mother with a 15 year old. I have wanted to go back to school for years but I have had to work full time and raise my daughter with no help. I have worked my way up to retail management but I have never liked it. Last year I was diagnosed with Multiple Schlerosis. I have never completely recovered physically from my first attack. With my disease I am supposed to eat right rest well and avoid stress. My job keeps me from doing all of that. I do not want to continue to risk my health for work. I need a career but I can’t afford the bills and college or have the time to work 50+ hours a week and go to school. I need help but don’t know where to start and get the right answers.

  14. Jennifer wrote:

    I am a single mother of two, ages – 13 and 7. I started going to school online, in Jan./2010. In March, I became unemployed. With the help of unemployment, a few student loans, and pell grants, I was able to focus on school and children. At this point I am 70% done with my associates degree for Administration with Pharmacy Practice and a 3.0 GPA and would like to continue towards a bachlors degree in Earth Science. I know financialy, I can’t pursue this on my own. Is there grant information that you could send me that may be useful? I would greatly appriciate it 🙂

  15. shirdell wrote:

    Hello , I’m a fashion designer/ stylist. Who has 2 lovely children, my motherly duty’s is conflicting how and when i go back to school. My funds only stretch as far as me paying my bills and taking care of the kids. But i want my career to fly,so i desperately need to go back to school. If you have any info please email me. And thank you for the info.

  16. katie wrote:

    Hello, I’m looking for any possible grant I am eligible for. I am currently enrolled at a college and have loans, however my pell grant got dropped after I had my son (don’t ask me why)Even with my job, I have a hard time paying for books and even getting gas to drive to school 4 days a week. Please help!

  17. Dorche Harris wrote:


    I am planning to go to the Art Institute of Philadelphia. I was supposed to start October 3rd but I don’t have all the money to pay for my dormitory. I will not be able to start until January. Can you please send me more information how applying for grants and scholarships? Please help!

  18. LaToya wrote:

    I am a single mother looking for any kind of grant for college. I have the pell grant but I need another grant for the remaining balance that financial aid could not cover. Please let me know where I can apply for a grant for school. Thank you. Please Help!

  19. Heather wrote:

    I am looking for a grant to help with all my school needs and to help pay off my tuition. I’m a single mother of one and I work. My computer has went out and I’m not able to buy another because of the money. I have been going to the library to do home work. It has been very difficult for me because gas is high and finding a baby sitter so that I can go to the library is hard.

  20. Sherita Brown wrote:

    I am tryna get into school but, have a chils i have to take care of on my own.

  21. Richard wrote:

    Is it true that single fathers ca apply for this grant as well. I was told that I cant be discriminated because of sex. Any info is helpful.

  22. Suri wrote:

    I’m widowed single mother, I need to complete my 7 courses to get my degree MA in Psychology, this is getting so expensive for me to pay later with students loan, I need to save money to give education to my daughter she wants to go college ( she is in HS), I’m just about to loose all my version of credits, my limit time is January the 5th 2012 please help. He died in 2005 ever since that time I ‘m trying very difficult life.This is online courses so I can go to work during the day….thank you in advance.

  23. Sheli wrote:

    I’m a single mother of 2. I work full time and live with my parents as well. I’m looking for grants to help pay for college, because even with the Pell Grant and loans is still not covering all expenses.

  24. Krystin wrote:

    Hi! I am a single mom of a 6 month old! I go to college full time for Business:Office Specialist. So therefore I do not have a job. I need help with living expensives because my mother kicked me and my son out when my son was 3 months and we just have been living here and there so far. I’ve been trying to get into a low-income apartment in my town for about 3 months now and I keep getting the run around. I would be so great ful if I could get some more grants so I am able to get my son and I a place to live! Any Info would be great!!

  25. Victoria Cabrera wrote:

    Hello, I am a single mother of a 5 month old and needing help with school. I want to go to Everest, But the school is asking for money that i cannot afford. I do not have a job and seeking severe help with my schooling situation. Im going for medical assistant, and than surgical tech. But going to that school is like paying science lab fees in high school. The materials, my uniform, working with certain tools that the school can provide, but i would have to pay for. Please answer in an E-mail. Thank you.

  26. Nicole wrote:

    Hi I am looking for very specific detailed information of where exactly to apply for grants as a single mother…I would like to attend Ashworth online schooling for a Paralegal Certificate but every website just says to “google” the information or find it on the internet.. well this is where it brings me..everything else is just spam.Thanks

  27. ashley walker wrote:

    Hello, I am a single mother of one. I am 22 years old really desiring to go to cosmetology school here in austin tx. I just wanted to know if there are any grants for this considering that I cannot afford 17,000 dollars by myself. I want to get my beauty license so that one day I may open up my very own family salon.

  28. Orbery Burk wrote:

    What about single fathers? any direction I can take?

  29. Stephanie wrote:

    I just moved to California and I am a single mother of five kids!! I have a BA and want to get a sonography degree and u need a BA in order to do it but I will have to pay 14,874 and payments of 599.80 a month unable to do but would do whatever it takes to earn scholarships please help me I am in the LA area thank you very much

  30. Susan wrote:

    I am a single mom trying to get a business management degree and my financial aid keeps running short is there a master list of grants available that can help me come up with some spare money to pay for classes?

  31. Kelly wrote:

    I am a single mother and currently attending college as a full time student. My son and I are having to live with my parents due to me becoming single after 22 yrs. of being with his father. I am having so much trouble trying to find a part-time job and start my life over again, but I won’t give up. I have no income and desperately need to move out of my parents house. I had to spend the last of my money ($1,000) on car repairs. We have 3 dogs that are now split up and they are living temporarily with different people. For my son’s sake I need a home so that he can have some stability back and so that he can have his dogs back with him again. I will be graduating in 2013 and plan on starting my career and hopefully going back in to college after graduation to further my education. I just want to make my son proud and give him a stable home before he leaves in 2014 for the Air Force.

  32. Juliet wrote:

    Iam a single mother of 3 ,i have a nursing certificate but i would love to continue with studies.Ilive in Uganda i want to get a degree in nursing here in my country there are many universities that offer this but i can not afford it. If there are any opportunies or sponsors or grants i can be reached on the above email address.

  33. Kristen wrote:

    I am a single mother of a 3 year old, who is back in college. I have been accepted to Clemson University this fall for Engineering. I am trying to find any means to help with housing, day care, tuition, and other expenses. I know there are grants out there for single mothers who are trying to better their lives but, I am hitting a brick wall. It is frustrating since I know that there are people out there that do not really need the help and are able to get it. I am not about to give up on my education for the simple fact that once I have completed it, I will be able to ensure that I will always be able to stand on my own two feet.

  34. tabetha reece wrote:

    looking for grands im a single mom in las vegas and really need to get my education to make a better life for my child

  35. Samantha Shaw wrote:

    Hi, I am separated from my husband because he hasnt gotten a job in 3 years, we have a daughter together, and Ive been supporting this for 3 years. I’m trying to go to comunity college in Dallas TX this August, but I need more than the Pell Grant! Please send me some info. Ive been looking for months….

  36. Jennifer wrote:

    I am in nursing school right now and I am having a hard time finding a way to finish school since I am not working and I wont have enough loans to finish my degree out to the end. I need a scholarship list that I don’t have to pay for up front.

  37. Latisha M Moore wrote:

    my name is latisha as u can see im a signal mother of one i work for the NYPD school safety Divion i would love to know how as a signal mother to apply for free grants so my daughter can go to college at Delaware State University which she has already been excepted to for this coming fall

  38. Ariayanna renee wrote:

    I am a teenage minority mother and I enrolled in Everest college. I need help getting a scholarship.

  39. Andrea wrote:

    I am 23 years old, (I was a stay at home mom) in the middle of a divorce with my husband who is in the military. I have a 2 year old daughter and I am pregnant with my son, due in 3 months. Both children are his. He only gives me 200 a month for food, diapers and what bills I have. Spousal and child support are taking a long time to start. I want to start school as soon as possible but can’t afford it. I want to get out of the small bedroom that me, my daughter and soon also my son share as soon as possible. If anyone knows of any grants available I would be extremely greatful for any information.

  40. stephanie wrote:

    I am a single mom attending college and I wanted to know if there were any grants to help with living expenses and gas while I’m in school. I start sep 24 and I live in illinois. I need help asap.

  41. Yashemia F wrote:

    I am a single mother, I attend Southern Miss. I am looking for grants online to continue my education and need help.

  42. Tanita W wrote:

    I am a single mother of a beautiful 9 month old daughter and need help applying for grants. This past year has been a struggle for me. Since having my daughter, I have struggles to take care of her but I male sure to be the best mother that I can be. Daycare fees, plus rent, phone bill, car insurance, and among other bills have gotten to the point where I have no extra money left to do anything. Sometimes I even have no gas in my car to get back and forth to my part time job. Right now, I am unable bro finish up my 6 months of college near to fact that my has capped out, no creditworthy co signer for a loan, or anything. I want to be the first in my family to receive a Bachelors degree and desperately need help obtaining it.

  43. Emalie wrote:

    I am a recently separated, soon to be divorced mother of 4 children. I do not have a job yet, even though I have put in several applications all over town. (Doesn’t help I’ve been out of work since my first baby was born) I’ve been accepted to the local college here in Idaho and what I’ve been offered in the way of the Pell Grant and loans will not cover much in the way of living expenses for myself and my kids. When trying to budget what I’ll need for the spring semester to live, go to school and take care of my kids, I’m short a few thousand. A move is mandatory, which is what is driving up the cost of my need. Please help!

  44. Lisa Wyatt wrote:

    I am a single mother who dedicated my life to raising my 3 children and my 2 step sons as my husband climbed the corporate ladder….. After 16 years of marriage at age 45 I find myself under educated (High School Diploma), and divorced with 2 teens at home. I have decided that my joy in life is helping other families not endure the divorce process; want to go to school to earn a degree in Physcology and ultimately Marriage and Family Counseling. Any help with some sort of grant would be appreciated.

  45. Merceadese Harry-cook wrote:

    Hi my name is mereadesecook and I am currently in cosmotology school, I recently found out that I have to pay tuition to attent the school otherwise I will not be able to finish. I’m currently in my six month and only have 5 to go, I really would like to finish what I started but I do not have the funds to do so. I am a single parent I have a set of beautiful twin girls who are 3 years old, I’m not working at this time and every dime I have it goes to supporting my children and myself. Please read over this an take this into consideration an help me, if I had the funds to help I would do so. Thankyou for your time ….. Sincerely, Merceadese Cook

  46. Zemyara berrios wrote:

    Hello , I’m thinking about going to a trade school. I was wondering if the single mother program you offer is only for mother who want to attend college? Do they offer anything for a single mother who wants to go to school for a trade?

  47. NadiuskaFragoso wrote:

    To whom concern:
    Hi. I’m a women who wants to give her children a better future. I’m a single mother of three children. I decided to study cosmetology in Florida Technical College. Now that I start the carrier that I love I will love to have help to pay my tuition and continue to learn and expanded my knowledge. Cosmetology is my passion.


  48. terran wrote:

    I am a mother of two and want to go to school to be a nurse . What should my first step be?

  49. Holly wrote:

    I am a single mother of two kids an I fell like I have hit a dead in road
    In my career and want to further my options. The only way is to return to
    School where can I get more information about the grants?

  50. Tiffany chatman wrote:

    Really need to know how to get grants for school.. Single mom of 3., start school on Feb 14 and really next extra funds to get me through school.

  51. Amy Toombs wrote:

    I am currently enrolled at J.S.Reynolds working towards an A.S so I can transfer to VCU into their Health Sciences programs. I have recently become single with 2 children. I’m a recovering addict and have worked really hard to change my life and leaving the abusive relationship with their father has allowed me the chance to give us the life they desreve. It has also left us in a lot of financial fear. I don’t want to give up on school but my financial aide barely covers my books. I don’t want a hand out but a hand up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  52. Taya Dancel wrote:

    Was hoping to get information on scholarships for single mothers? Back into college enrolled in the M.A program. I have two girls to raise and trying to financially get through this with just a pell grant is difficult. Help? Thank you

  53. Laura Denman wrote:

    I am a single mom of a 3 year old, starting college in april. really wpild love to mot take out any student loans is possible. I am finding it hard to find grants. can anyone help??

  54. Sara wrote:

    Do I qualify for a school grant, and food stamps if I have shared custody with my ex? 50/50? Does anyone know?

  55. Shealynn Moore wrote:

    Need help finding grants for single mothers i am 20 years old and have 2 young children. i am in college, but need some help with funds if anyone knows please post a list please

  56. Megan Merson wrote:

    I am a single mother of 3 children. I am already receiving financial aid but isn’t enough to pay all our bills. Looking for grants to help out

  57. Dawn Brown wrote:

    I am a single mom of a 12 yr old. I am on a very limited ncome. I attend school but need more finacial assistance. Could you please help me ,not to sure of where to look for assistance. Thank you

  58. Mbali nkosi wrote:

    Am a single parant who is unemployed and need founding to countin my education i droped out at school when i was doing grade 10 ever since then iwas surfaring still do so dat’s why i need to go back and finish my studies so dat i can live the life i always dreamed about it.

  59. Sandra Boone Clark wrote:

    I am a single mother and I have been refused to get help from the state of SC because they said they have already helped me once. But, I was hit by a drunk driver while I was a senior in hs in 1988 I attended Chesterfield Marlboro Tec College in 1989 when I graduated but I had to constantly have surgery to get my legs and feet right so I missed alot of days. Please if you can help me my email address is

  60. Christy wrote:

    Hello, I am a single mother of a 3year old and needing help with school. I want to go to Everest, But the school is asking for money that i cannot afford. I do not have a job and seeking severe help with my schooling situation. Im going for medical assistant, and than surgical tech. But going to that school is like paying science lab fees in high school. The materials, my uniform, working with certain tools that the school can provide, but i would have to pay for. Please answer in an E-mail. Thank you.

  61. Sharon wrote:

    am a single mother and currently attending college as a full time student. My daughter and I are having to live in rundown neighborhood I am having so much trouble trying to find a scholarship I have income but only enough to keep the bills paid I need financial help for the last 7 classes. As O have been current working two jobs to pay my tuition but now I have to quit because i HAVE NO ONE TO HELP WITH MY DAUGHTER,not sure where to look for assistance

  62. BUSISIWE wrote: a single mom and want to finish gr12 so i can study to achieve my dream of becoming a nurse on day.if only i could find help on continuing with my studies.looking back i’do anything to get education,if only i was more careful

  63. Antonea Sanders wrote:

    Hi, I am a single teenage mother and Im a freshman in college. I am having trouble paying college tuition because I have to go back and forward from school to home so that i can take care of my daughter amd get my education. Education is really important to me and to get where i want to be in life i have to go to college and get my degree. Its hard to do that when i have to balance my money between gas,bills,rent,food and things for my baby girl. I am in serious need of financial help

  64. Debra Robinson wrote:

    I am a 50 year old divorcee and single mother of an 8 year old. Since becoming a single parent, a lot of things have changed for my daughter and I as a family, but one thing that has not changed is my desire to provide a bright future and set a good example for my child. I am currently employed as a banquet server and while I enjoy my job very much, I am not getting very many hours because I cannot afford child care for more than a few days a week. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to return to school and get my degree in massage therapy or cosmetology, both areas that I am very passionate about. If I am fortunate enough to be selected for a grant, I would be able to pay for child care and devote time to my studies. Having a degree, would mean that I can now have a career which allow me to provide a home where it is safe for my daughter to go out and play. It would also mean that I can set aside funds toward her education and I would like to use my work and my life to show my daughter the importance of paying it forward when we are blessed. Thank you.

  65. tanara wrote:

    I am a single of two wonderful children. I currently owe my previous chief money, so they will not release my transcript. I’ve been out of school since 2004 and desperately wanting to go back to school to finish for my children first and myself second.they are my world and would live to be able to take care of them. I want them to have me more at home to teach them the fundamentals of having education and instead of them worrying if Mom has enough money to get gas, food, bills or to even give them house to call home.

  66. Kareli wrote:

    I am a single mother and tomorrow a star at kaplan college as a full time student. My daughter and I live with my parents they do what they can and I am having so much trouble trying to find a scholarship I don´t have income I just got laid off and don´t have enough to cover the expenses from school I need financial help to pay my tuition, etc. Education is really important to me and to get where i want to be in life i have to go to college and get my degree, teach her the fundamentals of having an education and instead of them worrying if Mom has enough money to get gas, food, bills or to even give them house to call home, I´m not sure where to look for assistance . thank you

  67. ravae ramos wrote:

    I am a single mom of two boys ages 9/12. I have been hanging in there trying to pay for my classes even if its one at a time. I need one more class for my associets in Criminal Justice. At this time I can’t afford to pay for my class which is just another set back. I heard there were programs who help single moms so they can pay for school. I am one class away even though I want to further my education in the future. My associets would be a good opprotunity for my boys an I.

  68. Jacinta Fernandes wrote:

    I am a single mom of a 15 yr and 12 yr old. I am on a very limited income. I would like to attend a Nursing school but need financial assistance. Could you please help me ,not to sure of where to look for assistance…any websites to look up please..Thank you

  69. Maria wrote:

    I am a single mom of two girls, first child is 17yrs old and a
    2yrs old girl. I’m currently working as a receptionist & not earning much, i would like to get a grant and study teaching. please assist me with the process or website where i can apply. thank you…….

  70. Tamika wrote:

    I am a single mother of two. I have almost made it to the end of my jounery to receive my bachelor’s degree in psychology but I reached my limit with funding. Now I am in need of funds to complete this jounery and begin my next one to obtain a master’s degree in social work and eventually becoming a case manager.

  71. Itzel wrote:

    I just graduated high school after being a drop out for financial reasons. Now I’m a mother to a wonderful two year old. I would love to go to college to be a meterologist.

  72. Jana Lynch wrote:

    Please send me infomration regarding special grants. I have recently experienced a situation where I realize I need to further myself for the sake of my family. I am a mother of two. I have some college credit but never finished my degree.

    Thank You,

  73. Alicia B wrote:

    I am a single mother of 3 children. Ages 22,12 and 8. My 22 year old is diagnosed with Autism and my 8 year old is diagnosed with ADHD. For years I have been trying to finish my degree. My loans are lucreative! I will be in deep debt but I need to finish school. I moved to the state of Georgia and I can’t get into the job market. I have been unemployed for 6 years and barely financially hanging on. I don’t get childsupport. I need as many grants I can find so I can finish my education and my children and I can live a better life. I have so far 90 college credits. I am changing my major to Accounting. If anyone could help.. I would be so ever greatful..

  74. d.chanti naik wrote:

    a woman is staying in tribal area who dont have anyone ,will u provide any help for such woman

  75. Ruma Afruz wrote:

    Hello, I m 28 but I m single pregnant woman it 14weeks running of my pregnancy.I don’t have anything to survive with the baby. Also I can’t kill my baby, is there have any way to save my baby please? If possible please help… I in trouble.. thank you…

  76. Ms. LaRoche wrote:

    Reading this article did provide me with valuable resources. Thank you so much. Not only did you specify the difference between grants and scholarships, you directed me on where to look, how to apply and the necessary formulas to consider-just incase. Federal grants,State grants,Community College grants, etc.. I was always under the impression that the Community Colleges and Private Institutions provides this, and that is all there is to go by. I see now that it takes personal commitment to obtain the many additional resources awaiting. As a single mother planning to complete college, next year, this is no longer an overwhelming distressing situation. Thanks!

  77. Christina soler wrote:

    I’m a single mom with 4 kids. The only way I can provide for these amazing, deserving children is to ask for help to get a degree so eventually have a career and won’t need to struggle anymore. Plz help me. I’m lost and don’t no how to do this alone… Thanks for ur time and god bless!

  78. Marc wrote:

    I am a widower, a single FATHER. I have been seeking help for the past 10 years and no-one will help us.

  79. Amanda Wiedmann wrote:

    I am a single mother of two children. They are now starting school and I would like to go back. I am currently trying get get a grant or scholarship to continue my degree in psychology,so I can go further in my job and become a therapist like I have always dreamed of!! My children mean the world to me and I would really like to show them no matter what it takes to follow their dreams like I am for myself.

  80. Emili A Bryant wrote:

    Hello, I am a single mother of a beautiful 16 month old. I am currently dependent on my mother who is on disability income & my grandparents when they can afford to assist. This income is about to cease as I am financially affecting their ability to provide for themselves. There is no father in the picture for child support. He is in prison for 8-15 years. I am doing this alone & I desperately want a life where I can be self reliant to provide for myself and my daughter. I love my baby with all my heart and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to provide a good life for her, as she deserves the best and should not suffer from my poor decisions. I will do whatever it takes to complete my goal of obtaining my GED and then completing a Cosmetology program. I am appealing to you for compassion and help. Please contact me as to where I can obtain assistance. Please help myself and daughter become a self reliant family & offer me the power & ability to provide her a better life. Thank you for your consideration and kind cooperation. Emili Bryant

  81. Michelle Mathus wrote:

    Hi, I’m a single mom with a 7 year old son. I currently go to school part-time and am employed as a bookkeeper part-time. I am full-blooded Native American (Navajo/Pueblo) and serve in the children’s ministry both at my church and with community bible study. I’m studying accounting and 50% complete for a two-year AAS degree. Living expenses are becoming tight. This week, I plan on visiting my school’s financial aid office to see if I qualify for additional grants. I would welcome any suggestions of which grants to apply for. This website is overwhelming with so many links. My email address is Thank you for reaching out.

  82. Maria Ramos wrote:

    Hello, I am a 29 year old single parent. I am currently in a nursing program which took me about 10 years to get into due to my financial situation. It is impossible for me to work full-time and go to school to be able to afford school and a living. I would have to work 40 plus hours a week. By earning a scholarship it will help me pay for school so that I can be able to complete my program. Please help so I can accomplish my dream in becoming a nurse and set a great example for my daughter. Thanks in advance!

  83. Tanesha Ray wrote:

    Hello, my name is Tanesha Ray. I am a single mother of three boys 12,6, and 4. I currently help my elderly aunt and have a full-time job as a teacher at a daycare. I have no means to pay for school and really want to go back so I can give my boys a better life. I have been homeless and feeling like I have no way out. Now my only option is to get grants and scholarships. I have a school that I enrolled in but just found out I have a loan in default from a school I never attended cause I was having a baby. I need help and I’m desperate, classes start on the 5. I can be contacted at

  84. Florin Peer wrote:

    I am a 50 year old divorcee and single mother of college and high school students unemployed since December 2015.I finished my associates degree in interior and architectural design, while my children were young but I had stay home with them while they were in elementary and middle school. I took any job on minimum wage whenever I could from baby sitting to hanging flyers on people’s door. Meanwhile all the knowledge I gained in college became outdated. It’s really scary thinking about my age and not being able to provide for myself and help my children some. Tragedies like divorce happened and suddenly I found myself alone, depressed ,passed middle age with a gloomy future. I have to go back to school to sharpen my skills and knowledge but I have no financial resources. Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated because I feel at the end of the rope .

  85. ashley knapp wrote:

    i currently work at a hospital and have been trying to figure out how i am going to work full time, pay to go to school, and take care of my beautiful 2 year old. i have 20,000 in dept already from college and i cant afford to keep drowning but i want a career as a surgical nurse. i am grateful for any help i can receive!!

  86. fatima abubakar wrote:

    good morning, i am a single mum with 2 kids. i need school grants and cash grants to enable my kids and i move on with life. thank you

  87. LaChele wrote:


    I am a single, divorced mother of 2 toddlers under the age of 5 yrs old. I am wanting to go to Ross College in Muncie,Indiana to be a phlybotimist but I am currently working to jobs to make ends meet to pay bills and make sure my kids have food in their bellies. I habe no financial support from their dad. I have medical experience due to me be I g a former certified nurses assistant. I would love to go back to school to learn more of the career I love. Are there any single mothers or single parents grants that will help me to further my education?

  88. Linda wrote:

    Would more information were I can get help with grants to finish school. This would be so helpful, sense looking for the grants and scholarships are a full time job.
    Thank you

  89. Charlie Mickey wrote:

    I am a single mother of a beautiful 10 year old son. I shave recently enrolled in online classes in the medical specialty program at independence University. I am low in come and have been struggling with life changing events and need all the help and support i can get. My fiance committed suicide last October and since then I have been encouraged to make a better life for my son before he gets too old. Please help me.

  90. Jessica Brady wrote:

    Single mom to 2 amazing children who deserve nothing but the best in life without having to struggle paycheck monthly. I am divorced once and widowed the 2nd marriage, physically and mentally abused from both. Need financial help to make it in school for accounting.

  91. Jamie Roberts wrote:

    Hi, I’m a single mom with a 9 year old, autistic son. I started college a couple years before he was born and, have been trying to go back to get a degree so we can survive. I haven’t been working for a year now and have always struggled to get the Bill’s payed and put food on the table. My son has to be taught one on one most of the time but is a straight A student, and I never wanted him to ever fall behind. His father and I have been divorced for a year and a half and I would love to go back for welding and make a good living so that if my son wants to go to college, he will be able to and I’ll have something to give him. I just don’t have the funds to be able to. I need to provide. Thanks so much for your time.

  92. jennifer a dove wrote:

    hello my name is Jennifer dove and I am attending college online at devry university and I am not able to pay all my tuition or my funding for school to complete and I graduate in july of 2020 and im trying my best not to quit because im not able to find the right funding to complete I have two kids that look up to me and I don’t want them to see me fail so could you plz help me. thanks and may god bless you

  93. Tyrea wrote:

    looking to find scholarships for single mothers … I would like to get my Master Degree.
    Thank You.

  94. Ricci A Bonton wrote:

    My name is ricci bonton and i have a seizure disorder seeking help in college

  95. Tashiba H wrote:

    I am a survivor of domestic violence and trying to complete school to obtain my BS to provide a comfortable life for my little ladies. I currently have only 10 classes left. Please Help!!!!!!!

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