Are you a single mom who is interested in continuing your education but lack the time and money to support this decision? During these times of recession and economic upheaval, looking for a job is a big challenge and not having a university degree is an obstacle.
To make matters worse, increasing your financial burden with tuition, materials and fares is just not an option for a you. But wait, what if you could qualify for financial aid? Would you go back to college? Of course, you would!
What kind of help you need?
You have to have to be clear about what kind of help you need. There are numerous things you might need help with and their is more or less an appropriate program for that. The usual financial assistance needs are housing, food, child care, education, and medical care.
Who can help you?
Government and non-government sectors, both have agencies or programs which give financial help to low-income families.
Where can you look for them?
You can visit their websites on the net, or you can go to your local government to find out what specific assistance programs you qualify for. You can also check out business ads. Here are some government and non-government sources for help:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This is a program under the U.S. Department of Education providing financial aid for education. They educate you on obtaining aid, process educational aid requests, and disburse funds for students through schools and more. This is their official website: FAFSA.
U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This government agency’s mission is “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all”. Fair, public, and multifamily housing all fall under HUD umbrella jurisdiction. To find out more, go this site: HUD.gov.
This is a private organization which offers housing assistance for single mothers and low-income families. They carefully select single parent families who will live together so they can minimize their living expenses and share responsibilities. Find out more about CoAbode.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
This is a program that helps provide for the family’s basic needs while the parent is unable to find employment. This is also commonly referred to as welfare. For more info follow this URL: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/tanf/index.html.
How can you qualify for it?
Qualifications may vary depending on the company or group but families with low-income are qualified. For further information and aid, you can always approach your local government to see what they can do to assist you.
Financial assistance sources include a multitude of programs, which range from housing assistance, home improvement programs, educational opportunities to health care. The government has a vested interest in your success. These programs are in place to assist you. We firmly believe that one of the best investments you can make is in yourself by applying for grants and scholarships. The American Dream can be yours.