Grants for Single Mothers

Last updated: January 9, 2014 by Dawn

There is a plethora of financial aid aimed at helping single mothers cope with the challenges of single parenting. Though it isn’t a guaranteed entitlement, they are freely awarded on the basis of economic hardship.

Temporary Cash Assistance for The Poor

Last updated: November 19, 2013 by Dawn

TANF or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as the name implies, extends temporary financial assistance to families that are living on income below the poverty threshold. The aim is to offer a way to put parents on a path out of welfare and move them toward self-sufficiency.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Last updated: November 18, 2013 by Dawn

For many of the poorest Americans, SNAP has become the only form of income assistance they receive. Statistics show that one in five SNAP households lives on cash income of less than $2 per person a day.

Tax Credits for Working Single Mothers

Last updated: March 18, 2013 by Dawn

For millions of American families — especially those headed by single women, there are, however, some useful tax breaks that can significantly lower the amount of taxes to pay. And, in some cases, give cash refunds to families in jobs that pay too little to live on.

Housing Assistance For Single Mothers

Last updated: March 4, 2013 by Dawn

With the rising cost of basic necessities like food and clothing, struggling single mothers find it difficult to keep “a roof over their heads”. The federal government offers a wide range of support and assistance aimed to increase home ownership and affordable housing for single mothers.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

Last updated: December 2, 2012 by Dawn

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children – better known as the WIC Program provides free support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women and children under age five who are considered to be at nutritional risk.

Child Care Assistance for Single Mothers

Last updated: March 12, 2013 by Dawn

Child care is always almost unaffordable for single mothers. With only one income, raising kids without the financial assistance of the other partner creates a financial drain on an already-limited budget. So what options do they have?

the National Free School Lunch Program

Last updated: December 3, 2012 by Dawn

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-subsidized meal program that provides free or discounted school lunches to eligible children whose family income falls below certain “poverty guidelines”.

Financial Aid For College

Last updated: November 19, 2013 by Dawn

At a time when a college degree is more important than ever before and with the steep rise in the cost of college, few could afford the price tag on a post-secondary education. Let alone single mothers who are struggling to “make ends meet” on a shoestring budget.

Scholarships for Single Mothers

Last updated: June 27, 2013 by Dawn

With little finances at their disposal, single mothers need assistance if they are to pay for school. That is why FREE scholarships are available for “moms returning to school”.

Education Loans for Single Mothers

Last updated: February 15, 2013 by Dawn

When it’s time to pay for college, few students could afford without some form of education financing. Even for those who do receive student aid, the amount, in reality, is far less than “what is needed”.

Scholarships for African Americans

Last updated: July 10, 2013 by Dawn

For many African Americans, education is the only valid passport out of poverty but money plays a big role in decisions about where – or whether – to go to college. Lack of fund is often the primary reason why black students ain’t making it into college.

What is FAFSA & What Does it Stand For?

Last updated: February 21, 2013 by Dawn

Whether you’re starting your degree or a single mother returning to school, FAFSA is your ticket to every kind of financial aid, including scholarships, PELL grants as well as student loans.

The Pell Grant — America’s Largest Source of Student Aid

Last updated: November 19, 2013 by Dawn

The Pell Grant program is the America’s largest student aid program. It provides grants of up to $5,645 to the nation neediest students to attend college. This need-based grant offers one way for single mothers of limited means to “go back to school” and be re-educated.