Single parents represent a substantial subset of the college student body, so this non-traditional student group is starting to get more attention from scholarship underwriters.
This means that affording college is harder than ever.
Adverse credit entries may eliminate some applicants from consideration.
Students enrolled at least half-time are eligible for PLUS loans up to the amount owed that is not covered by other aid.
Economic shifts and the globalization of the workforce have contributed to a re-tooling trend among older students who are engaging in post-secondary education.
Adults who are retraining to launch second careers are increasingly recognized by scholarships, grants and loans for single parents returning to college.