Did you know that the new US government is committed to helping single mothers return to school? Many moms don’t realize that Obama’s ‘Mothers Go Back to School’ Government Grant Scholarship is available, but learning as much as possible about this offer has huge benefits.
Despite the bad economy right now is a good time to consider going to college; especially if you are a mother. When the economy recovers (which it always does), skilled workers will be in great demand. So completing a degree will put you in a prime position to get your final job.
Here are some facts about the Obama mother scholarship and grants.
Federal Pell Grants
One of the first bills introduced by Obama, Federal Pell Grants are being increased for low-income students. This means that the maximum grant currently allowed is $5100 instead of $4050. It is rumored that it will increase even more. It is one of the best grants you can get if you are a single mother.
You can apply for this grant by choosing a college or university you wish to attend. Make sure they’re running the program or course you’ve chosen first.
You then fill out a deferral FAFSA form and have it submitted.
Tax Benefits for Studying Moms
Also note that the American Opportunity Tax Credit program states that your first $4000 of higher education is free.
Online Study Grants
If you prefer to study online rather than campus, you can definitely apply for Obama’s ‘Mothers Back to School’ Government Grant Scholarship program. In fact, online education is the most preferred way for mothers who want to be at home with their children and study at the same time.
You can also search for other scholarships and grants available to you. Some are particularly suitable for moms and single moms and can offer even more money than the Federal Pell Grant.