Did you know that the new US government is committed to helping single moms return to school? Many mothers are not aware that the Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship is available, but there are big benefits to finding out as much as you can about this offer.
Despite the bad economy at the moment, now is a good a time as any to be considering going to college; especially if you are a mom. When the economy bounces back (which it always does), qualified workers are going to be in big demand. So having completed a degree is going to put you in prime position to get your ultimate job.
Here are some of the facts about the Obama mom scholarship 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 grant allowed now is $5100 instead of $4050. There is even talk of raising it more. If you are a single mother then is one of the very best grants that you can get.
You can apply for this grant by choosing a college or university that you wish to attend. Make sure they are running your chosen program or course first.
You then fill out a deferral FAFSA form and have it submitted.
Tax Benefits for Studying Moms
Also keep in mind that the The American Opportunity Tax Credit program states that your first $4000 of higher education is free.
Grants for Online Study
You can certainly apply for Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship program if you are choosing to study online instead of on campus. In fact, online study is the most chosen path for moms who want to be at home with their children whilst being able to study at the same time.
You can also search out other suitable scholarships and grants for you. Some are particularly suited to moms and single moms and can offer even more money than the Federal Pell Grant.