Federal Student Aid

What Types of Federal Student Aid Available to Single Mothers?

Last updated: June 16, 2012 by

Typically, there are four (4) types of federal student aid available to single mothers who file the FAFSA – grants, scholarships, work-study and federal loans. Each of which can be used to pay for education expenses, including tuition, books, housing, and other fees.

Federal Work Study Program for Single Mothers

Last updated: October 11, 2014 by

Students who are single mothers face pressures from their parental responsibilities as well as academically. In addition to paying for child care, one major concern for college-bound students is how to pay for education expenses on their own. Escalating college costs and an uncertain economy make paying for college a struggle for many. But it… Read more »

The Academic Competitiveness Grant

Last updated: March 6, 2012 by

In answer to the need for increased literacy rate, the federal government created a support program for education. Known as the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), the program is geared at giving poor but deserving single mothers access to quality post-secondary education.

Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant

Last updated: October 17, 2014 by

The Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant, or FSEOG as it commonly referred to, is a federal education grant that is awarded to students in need of financial aid. Similar to the Pell Grant, FSEOG is a type of federal grant that is awarded to low-income undergraduate students and unlike federal student loans, does not need… Read more »

Federal Pell Grant For Single Mothers

Last updated: October 19, 2014 by

One major concern for students who want to pursue higher education is how to pay for it. A Federal Pell Grant – special fund for low-income students to attend college – offers one way for single mothers to finance their postsecondary education.