Grants For Single Mothers

There are no specific grant for college for single mothers from the federal government, however, if you are a single mother looking for a college grant, you should be eligible for several federal programs that are available to all people, whether you are a mother or not.

If you are a single mother, it is very likely that you are in a financial category that would make you eligible for grants anyway. There are several grants for college that are available for all students. They are the FSEOG and the Pell grant.

The FSEOG stands for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and you are awarded up to $4000 a school year if you are eligible for the grant. You must file your FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to find out if you are eligible for this grant.

The Pell grant is another federal grant that you do not have to pay back and you can get up to $5,645 per school year. This is another grant in which you must file your FAFSA to determine eligibility.

All grants for single mothers are disbursed each semester and are usually sent to you after your school is paid and you have been attending classes for 2-3 weeks. The school usually waits until you have been attending classes a few weeks to make sure that you are not going to just get the money from the grants and then not attend any of the classes.

All grants are based on financial need and if you are a single mother, chances are that you have a high financial need for college grants. When you file your FAFSA, you will use your tax information from the previous year on your FAFSA and this will determine your EFC. If your EFC is below 5081, then you will be eligible for both grants listed above. The amount you are eligible for depends on what your EFC number is.

You can be awarded anywhere from $564 to $5,645 in Pell grants each school year.

If you are a single mother attending college, you can also look for scholarship for single moms online as there are some private scholarship companies that offer these types of awards.

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