financial aide for single moms?
im trying to find out about financial aide program for college for saingle moms.
- Yvette B yvettebLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
yup, there are tons of them. and to find them is free... most people dont know where to find them, thats the problem. FASTWEB is a great site, you just fill in the info, and it searches their databases and gets back to you with what they have found for you.
the rest you have to dig up and pick through. its worth it.
avoid loans if you can. try to aim for grants/scholarships more... they are not to be paid back. its confusing sometimes, but just keep applying.
every big (and small) company you see (manufacturer, orgs, corps and groups also) all have grants and scholarships they hand out like candy. Walmart, Kmart, Target, Coke, computer companies etc etc etc
heres a link with a HUGE amount of some available. some you will need to copy and paste into a new window. also, fastweb (take the time to fill it in) will search databases and get back to you with a list of scholarships you qualify for.
Also contact all mens, womens associations in your state, they almost always have grants & scholarships. What ever field you are going into, contact the orgs, associations etc for them; Also check with professional organizations related to your career interests, such as the American Bar Association or the American Medical Association. they also always have scholarships. Research and dig, call then write. Its all worth it.
OVER apply; it doesnt hurt to have too many, and the extra funds can help with housing.
http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm <-do search for ‘scholarships’
DEPENDENCY or NOT
LOAN FORGIVENESS or NOT
(not sure about if valid, but worth a try)
STATUS of your student gov loan or aid:
if you don’t have a PIN yet (for your loan / aid status) apply for one:
GRANT SCHOLARSHIP SCAM LIST
(if you find a scam report it here too)
DEFAULTED STUDENT LOANS
. A lot of corporations want to be seen as "good neighbors" in the community. And they need a way to attract young workers. So some of them grant scholarships, usually from $1,500 to $10,000.
When visiting the websites of these companies, on the home page look for something like: ABOUT US or CORP INFO. Click on that, and then look for something like: COMMUNITY or COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.
From my research: check out:
1. BestBuy (2 scholarships from each store for $1,500 and they enter you at their headquarters for a $10,000 scholarship).
2. Comcast (your high school principal must recommend you for a $1,000 scholarship. They also have paid internship at a limited number of locations nationwide.)
3. Cracker Barrel (www.cbrlgroup.com) for employees, or their children - $1,000
4. Kohls (each store awards $50 and a certificate; then submits their winners to the region. Regional winners receive $1,000 and are submitted to the corporate headquarters. Corporate level winners get a $5,000 scholarship and a $1,000 donation to their favorite charity.)
5. Wal-Mart (www.walmartfoundation.org) Each store awards $1,000 to 2 students at each school in their area. Or if you have been an employee for 12 months, you qualify to apply for a $2,500 scholarship.
6. McDonalds (as Ronald McDonald House Charities at: www.RMHC.ORG) varies by region of the county. But a typical award is $1,000. May be from the corporation or from an association of stores in your area.
Each of these companies have a simple application (1–2 pages) process.
Several of these are receiving applications now. Some are closing as soon as Feb 12th.
- 1 decade ago
I am a single mother and a full time student. I qualify for the maximum financial aid that the federal government allows. I get to borrow the maximum allowed for Student loan programs...fill out the Free Application For Student Aid at:
Call the nearest college/university to you and ask about state aid applications.
I also qualified for state level grant money, and received the maximum. Once you get enrolled and get a few semesters under your belt, the federal government also offers grants for students within specific degree programs. I received an extra $4000 in my senior year for being a Biology Major.
Either way, it's worth going back, bettering yourself for you and your children's future! Good Luck!
- EllwoodLv 41 decade ago
I would probably start with the admissions or advisor department of the school you are planning on attending. They may or may not have the specific program for single moms, but you may qualify for other assistance. Good Luck!