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What Would a Donald Trump Presidency Mean for Mothers & Women’s Education?

If Donald Trump were to become President later this year, just what could we expect from him when it comes to education and financial assistance for mothers and women in general?

Not particularly well known for his high concern for women’s issues, there is still a lot to find out about Trump’s potential impact (either good or bad) on people like you who may be a single mother hoping to go back to school, or a woman from a disadvantaged background just needing a hand in paying for your studies.

Whatever the case, this issue is likely going to be a high priority for you when you go to vote in November. Read more…

US Government Shutdown – How Will It Affect Education, College & Pell Grants?

Update: Are you being affected by the US government shutdown? Let us know in the comments at the end of this article.

Unless you’ve been asleep under a rock for the past few weeks, and especially for the past couple of days, you will be aware that the US government is on the brink of the first shut down in 17 years. Whatever your political views and beliefs are, there is no doubt that one of your first thoughts about this issue is “How will it affect me and my family?”.
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Are Single Moms included in Romney’s 47%?

September 2012: As a single mother who is either unemployed and wishing to further your education, or employed part or full time and looking to combine that with higher studies at college or university, you may be well offended at Mitt Romney’s recent remarks that 47% of the American population do not pay taxes and consider themselves victims.

In truth, many like yourself would love to be in a position where you are paying income tax (many of you probably already are, combined with single motherhood).

The problem lies in the extreme difficulties in being a single mom, plus an employee or small business owner, plus someone who sees the vast benefits in gaining a degree or other qualification through expensive higher education. Read more…

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