How to Find College Grants for Single Mothers – Video

This video provides a summarized overview of how you can find college grants to fund your education. You need a college degree or some form of higher education to get a good job to support your family. Most single mothers do not have enough money to attend college, which creates a barrier to a better, higher paying job & a better life. Here’s how to find college grants for single mothers.

i) Apply for federal student aid by filling out the FAFSA form. It can be downloaded & printed from www.fafsa.ed.gov

ii) FAFSA uses your taxable income & other information to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. Since the FAFSA form is long & can be complicated, here’s a good resource https://www.edvisors.com/fafsa/forms/tutorial/ that shows you how to fill it out.

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iii) Applying for FAFSA automatically makes your application for federal student aid including the Federal Pell Grant, Stafford federal student loan & Campus based aid e.g. (Federal Work Study, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Perkins Loan).

iv) Your college or university most likely has a website that has information on how to apply for scholarships/grants that pertain to that institution. Visit the higher education office of your local campus or this website http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/state.htm to search for grants that pertain to your State & college.

v) Check with the financial aid office of your college to see a list of non-profit grant organizations that could help you. Examples of private college grants for women include the Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, Linda Lael Miller Scholarship & the Business & Professional Women’s Scholarship Foundation.

vi) Do a search for scholarships & grants in your State on this website https://www.scholarships.com/ I didn’t even know this website existed until I viewed this video, now this website is having lots of pageviews thanks to me 🙂

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