Smarter Way to Save for Education

If you've been wondering how you'll be able to save enough for college, a 529 plan is your answer. Paperless setup. Automated contributions.

Child-friendly Colleges for Single Parents

Here is a list of a few family-friendly colleges and universities that are more accommodating to welcome single parents to the campus.

Colorado College Opportunity Fund (COF)

provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students attending a Colorado participating public institution or private school.

Colorado Food Assistance Program

Colorado SNAP assists low-income individuals and families in Colorado to buy the food needed for a nutritionally adequate diet.

Colorado Works (TANF)

serves low-income families with children by providing income assistance and supportive services to help eligible families.

Connecticut HUSKY Health

There are four (4) types of HUSKY plans, HUSKY A — D, that together provide health care coverage to children under age 19 and low-income adults.

Connecticut SNAP

a nutrition program that helps individuals and families in CT with little or no income buy and eat healthy food.

Connecticut Temporary Family Assistance (TFA)

provides monthly cash and employment assistance to eligible families throughout Connecticut to support basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing.

Cost of Child Care for Single Mothers

Among the 50 states, the annual cost of center-based day care averaged over 40% of the state median income for a single mother.

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

a need-based grant that allows college-bound D.C. residents to attend any public institution in the country as if they are a resident of the school’s state.

Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP)

also known as LIHEAP, provides one-time assistance to income eligible households to help them meet their home energy needs.

Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

a need based grant of $1,000 awarded to eligible Delaware students based on their level of financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.

Delaware Food Supplement Program

enables low-income families in Delaware to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition.

Delaware TANF

provides temporary financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical while they seek employment.

District of Columbia SNAP

a program that enables low income individuals and families in D.C to buy the food they need for good health.

District of Columbia TANF

provides temporary cash assistance to needy families with children with its emphasis on “self-sufficiency through work”

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

FSEOG awards very low-income students anywhere between $100 and $4,000 a year based on their needs and fund availability.

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program gives low-income single-parent students a way to earn money by doing part-time work on or off campus.

Financial Aid For College

With the steep rise in the cost of college, few students could afford the price tag on a post-secondary education. Let alone single mothers!

Florida School Readiness Program

allows eligible working families to offset the expense of child care by paying a reduced parent fee.

Florida Food Assistance Program (SNAP)

helps families with children, seniors and people with disabilities by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

Florida’s largest need-based grant program, provides assistance to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate “exceptional” financial need.

Florida Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

is designed to provide temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children under age 18 as well as pregnant women.

Frank O’Bannon Grant Program

is designed to provide access for needy Indiana students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions on a “need-based” basis.

GEAR UP Hawai‘i

the statewide grant under Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education that serves low-income middle and high school students across the State of Hawaii.

Georgia HOPE Grant

is available to all students from Georgia who are working towards a Certificate or Diploma at an institution of higher learning in Georgia.

Georgia Food Stamps

offers nutrition assistance to about 1.6 million eligible, low-income individuals and families in Georgia.

Georgia TANF

the primary cash assistance program for Georgia families with needy children who have very limited income and resources.

College Grants for Single Mothers

Here is an overview of what grants for college may be available to single mothers returning to college after a break.

A Complete Guide for Single Moms

Single motherhood is more common than ever. This guide has everything you need to know about raising healthy, happy kids on your own.