My prayers are with you!
I was a single mom of 5 until I married on 8 Sep 08. I was working FT while taking pre-reqs and they were paid for with student loans. I was laid off this past Jan, so it has been reeeeaaaallllllyyyyy tight!
I was accepted to NS to begin TODAY!
Here is what I did.... I went everywhere for financial help and called everyone I could that could help (regarding aid and scholarships
).... I informed them that I was laid off and so my FAFSA was an inaccurate picture of what I could contribute. During orientation I spoke to someone in FA about worksource (a FL program) which told me I had to use my spouses GI benefits first....and the military said that is the new GI bill that doesn't start until August and I didn't know what to try next. She pointed me to militaryonesource and the Spouse Advancement Initiative which went nationwide just this month.
A week before school started, I was notified that they (militaryonesource) would pay all my tuition! A day or so later, the college called. I was given a $1000 scholarship
from BCBS! Then worksource called and said they would cover everything else! WOW!
To top it all off....my employer has called to say they want me back. I don't have a start date yet.
I plan on working FT while doing the eve/we program at my CC.
You can do anything you set your mind to. Single mom's are a tough and resourceful lot. ASK! You never know what you can get!