Did you know that the new government of the United States is committed to helping single mothers return to school? Many mothers are unaware that Obama’s government ‘Moms Return to School’ scholarship is available, but there are great benefits to finding out as much as you can about this offer.
Despite the bad economy right now, now is a good time like any other to consider going to college; especially if you are mom. When the economy recovers (which it always does), skilled workers will be in high demand. So having completed a degree will put you in a prime position to get your best work.
Here are some of the facts about Obama’s Mothers Scholarships and Grants.
Federal Pell Grants
One of the first bills introduced by Obama, the Federal Pell Grants, are being increased for low-income students. That means the maximum allowable grant is now $ 5,100 instead of $ 4,050. There is even talk of raising it further. If you are a single mother, then it is one of the best grants you can get.
You can apply for this scholarship by choosing a college or university that you want to attend. First make sure they are running your chosen program or course.
Then fill out a FAFSA deferral form and submit it.
Tax benefits for studying moms
Also note that the American Opportunity Tax Credit program states that your first $ 4,000 of higher education is free.
Scholarships for online studies
You can certainly apply for Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ government grant scholarship program if you choose to study online rather than on campus. In fact, studying online is the path most chosen by moms who want to be at home with their children and be able to study at the same time.
You can also search for other scholarships and grants that are suitable for you. Some are especially suitable for mothers and single mothers and may offer even more money than the Federal Pell Grant.