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Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship

Updated: January 8, 2017

Are you aware that the Obama administration is committed to assisting single moms to return to school? So many moms are simply not aware that the Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship is available to them however you should find out all you can about this opportunity as there are many benefits for you!

Even though the economy is not so great at the moment, it is looking up and the worst is behind us. It is a great time for moms to consider college or university study. You will be in great demand as you’ll have the skills and qualifications needed for a capable workforce: something that employers will be looking for.

You will be in the best possible position to get the job that YOU have always wanted! And the best part is that scholarships don’t have to be paid back, unlike student loans.

Here are some facts about the federal government scholarship and grants available to moms and all women:

Federal Pell Grant

Obama has raised the amount of the Federal Pell Grant up to $5100 instead of $4050. He may even raise it more soon. So if you are a single mom, working mom or stay at home mom then this is simply one of the best ways to have your college education paid for.

How to Apply

You can apply for the scholarship by selecting a college or university which is holding the course or program that you wish to study. You simply then fill out the deferral FAFSA form and submit it.

Studying Moms get Tax Benefits

If you are a mother who is studying at college or university then you can take advantage of the excellent American Opportunity Tax Credit program which lets you get your first $4000 of higher education absolutely free. This coupled with your scholarship means that you really aren’t spending any money at all!

Online Study and Scholarships

You can apply for Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship program if you wish to study via online education. This is often the best choice for moms who can’t or don’t want to leave the family at home in order to go and study at a campus.

So give it a go and see if you qualify for Obama’s moms scholarships and grants.

At the same time, you can apply for other mom scholarships as these are perfectly suited for your situation as a busy mom who needs financial assistance for study. All I can say is – go for it!

  1. LaTara
    February 18th, 2016 at 06:18 | #1

    Hi, my name is LaTara and im a single mother of 3 children.I would love to go back to college its just the financial part that’s holding me back, then when I was going to college I had to leave sue to bills and personal situations. Are there any programs or grants availabe?.

  2. Ana Ramirez
    January 28th, 2016 at 07:23 | #2

    Hello, I am a mother of a current grad student.
    I have a parent loan which I haven’t be able to pay because I am currently unemployed and I will like to go back to college. I don’t want to get another loan on my name. Because of my husband’s income, I am not eligible for financial aid. I want to attend to a career college for Medical Massage Therapy. The course is about 12,000. I will be able to get a job upon the completion of the course and start paying the parent loan. Please point me to a right direction where I can seek help. Thanks

  3. nubian
    January 26th, 2016 at 21:57 | #3

    Is it collage only or regular school cause I want to sign up for my LPN class but it in not in collage it in a regular school.

  4. Madeline Paterno
    January 25th, 2016 at 05:39 | #4

    Hi, my name is Madeline Paterno, I am 24 years old married to my amazing husband who is a marine veteran. We have two boys ages 1 and almost 3 in Feb. Currently I am a stay at home mom, child care is to expensive and even though my husband works a lot we are struggling financially. I have tried to find a night job for me over a month but haven’t had any luck. I am suppose to graduate in May but I dont have money from fafsa anymore. So I haven’t been able to take classes even though I am almost there. I would really like the chance for a scholarship,grant, work anything to finish and give my family a better life. I am Hispanic and I fear I will need to stop school for the 2nd time due to no money.

  5. Amelia Fidelina Gonzalez
    January 16th, 2016 at 04:40 | #5

    I attended to American Intercontinental University under Obama’s grant to single mom program.
    Back in 2010 I was contacted by AIU and they assured me that I was paying no money for Obama paid my scholarship.

    Now after five years I received a $54,000.00 bill from Federal Government claiming payments for my education.

    Anyone know what can I do? I was misleadingly treated from AIU.

    I appreciate any help.

  6. Anne Alston
    January 10th, 2016 at 14:07 | #6

    thank you very much it’s good to be back a lot has changed since the last time I have been in contact with you guys both good and bad but I hope we can get something going or something straightened out thank you very much

  7. Anne Alston
    January 10th, 2016 at 14:04 | #7

    hi my name is Anne Alston. my husband is is in prison and has it been incarcerated for the past 4 & a half years and will be for the next five years I am raising our son and have been for the past 4 years I am a low income parents who only makes 754 and disability and I do not get food stamps or any help from DHHR or other facilities I got my associates degree and went to get my bachelors degree on the last semester of my bachelors degree they told me I was out up I had ran out of undergraduate loan money I was 9 credits away from my bachelors degree I have now set up a program for student loan forgiveness on the low income base and that starts payments are coming out next month so I am making an attempt to pay back the loan that I have already accrued i it is important to me that I get an education so I can get off a disability one day and have a career and within a Masters in counseling in child psychology but I can’t do that unless I finish my bachelors degree and I do not have the money to pay out of pocket to get thatI made the mistake of getting a degree in liberal arts which I was told does not do much for me so therefore I want a Masters in counseling which I would have all of Anmthat behind me so that is my that is my goal and I was always told if you don’t give up on something you can do it and that’s what I teach my 4 year old son as long as you don’t give up on something you can do it I’m asking me to help me achieve my goal thank you very much Anne Alston

  8. Anne Alston
    January 10th, 2016 at 13:55 | #8

    I am the single mother of a four year old son I am trying to finish my bachelors degree which I have 9 credits left to get it and I was told I was out of undergraduate loan money and I’ve tried numerous places to get it I am under low income so I do not apply for much things I would really appreciate it to get some help or grant or something to get me into College my school was West Virginia University online and that’s all I’ve ever wanted was to get a degree and get off disability and have better life for my family if there’s anything you could do I’d really appreciate it I don’t want my son to have the same life I had so I’m trying to teach him that are things in raise him the right way other than the way I was raised thank you,my degree was in liberal arts with the major and families and down meant child Child Development and Family Studies and I want to continue on to get my masters I am currently enrolled and the a program where as long as I pay $39 a month for 240 months they will loan forgiveness so I am trying to do the right thing to get my loans paid off this would be a huge huge break for me in a little greatly appreciate it nobody in my family on either side of my family has ever went to college except for me and I want to show my family that I can do it regardless of my situations

  9. January 8th, 2016 at 15:02 | #9

    My name is Leah Duran and I am a single mother of two I’ve been in the hospitality work force for over 20 years and now that I have my kids I want to move up into management on trying to take hospitality management courses but I just do not have the money my fiance left and then I’m paying child support and doesn’t do anything to help us so I am basically struggling to keep my head above water and I think that if I go back to school and finish my hospitality management class it will be easy as it can be for me to get a management job I’ve already lost 3 restaurant management positions because I don’t have that two years of hospitality management training it would be a godsend a blessing if I can get the help and maybe get the grant to go back to school to take these classes and please my number is 562-338-8354 you can contact me soon as possible I would love to know if I can get a grant that my kids can have a better life and I can provide it for them

  10. Bianca
    January 7th, 2016 at 03:03 | #10

    Hello. I am 37yrs old and a single mom of 3. My youngest is 2yrs old. I want more then anything to go back to school and become a Nurse. I want to be able to make my children proud of me, and be able to provide for them. To go back to school its going to be $55,000. I need this blessing to be able to go to school and become a nurse. I have been through so much and I pray I may get this help to go back to school
    Thank you

  11. December 7th, 2015 at 17:49 | #11

    Please help me to get Pell Grant for paying my next semester spring,2016.

  12. December 7th, 2015 at 17:46 | #12

    I am mom of three kids. I was at home and started study at UW,Madison for undergraduate program in Fall, 2015.My two kids are under 11 and third one is five month old. I didn’t get any scholarship for first semester that’s why took loan for my first semester. I want to enroll myself-in second semester spring,2016. But I am unable to arrange money. . I have been searching a Grant or Scholarship that will help for the fees. Please help me.
    Thank you,

  13. Shey H
    November 12th, 2015 at 16:39 | #13

    The grant that he is referring to is the PELL Grant. I believe you can receive up to 5500 per school year depending on your EFC which is determined by your income.

  14. Salma
    November 11th, 2015 at 22:55 | #14


    I m a mother of two under 8 . Married and staying home . Never got a financial aid here in usa
    I want to return to school ( college).

    My question is : do I have the right to have grant?

  15. Amber Palmer
    November 8th, 2015 at 21:16 | #15


    I was hoping there would have been a link available to apply for this specific grant here, however, I did not see one. Anyhow, I am a single mother and have the credits completed for an A.A. now. Problem is it is in general education and I finally found the career I desire and need to get an additional associates in sign language in order to persue it. The grant I had will no longer pay for classes for an associate. Please help!

  16. September 27th, 2015 at 19:13 | #16

    Hey I’m a mother of three and really want to go back to school but I’m disabled with M.S and can afford to pay for school any help would help.Thanks karhondra chisholm

  17. Katerina Sua
    September 17th, 2015 at 22:31 | #17

    I am a 58 year old mother of 7 children now unemployed since October 2013 due to breast cancer treatments and chemotherapy side effects whichh have not cleared up.

    I obtained my Teacher training diploma and my Bachelor’s degree(Administration major) in New Zealand and Fiji,respectively,then spent the years August 1994-October 2013 as a teacher and then a school administrator in elementary and later in a high school,in American Samoa,a US territory.

    i know have a lot of time but not a lot of money,to pursue education to better myself.I am currently in Honolulu Hawaii but prefer to go back to my spouse and children,most of whom reside in American Samoa.I would prefer to take online classes for my Master’s degree in education or Administration.Please advise on possible educational institutions that offer suitable and affordable online classes for me.Also enlighten me on available grants for my need.Thank you.

  18. Spears
    September 2nd, 2015 at 21:35 | #18

    Hello, I am a single mother, working full time and living check to check, I have exhausted all of my finanical aid and loans that I can get to finish my Degree in Accounting with only 8 classes left. I applied for a private loan and need a cosigner, please help me with some aid or what I can do from here, I am so close to finishing my degree, I have worked so hard through loss of employment, health issues to only have 8 more classes to go.

  19. Dorothy May
    August 20th, 2015 at 15:29 | #19

    I have been a stay at home mom now for 11 years to four beautiful kids. My youngest will be starting school next year so it is time for me to start thinking about moms future. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Where do I apply for these grants?

  20. Tabitha
    August 16th, 2015 at 21:47 | #20

    I am a new mother that was actually trying to go back to school before my child was born. My husband does work and I will be too but I want to give back to my community and become a RN. What scholarships or grants are available for a working mother going back to school?

  21. shemeka Galloway
    August 16th, 2015 at 18:00 | #21

    I’m a single mother of three kids,I lost one 3 years ago.An I miss him dearly. I’m trying to go back to school to get my CNA’s. An I am a stay at home mom.I only want the best for my kids. After them seeing me go through abuse for 4 years,an me almost lose my life. They deserve it. I love my kids an I really need this blessings. I’ve been through a lot.Thanks Miss Galloway

  22. Jacklyn
    August 15th, 2015 at 20:20 | #22

    I am trying to go to Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
    I’m a single mother of a little boy, i also work 6 days a week. I have been trying to find grants and scholarships for my tuition but have had no luck, every website i look at doesn’t take my school or asks for scores on tests i never took do to being homeschooled.
    please help thank you!

  23. syandra
    August 12th, 2015 at 16:58 | #23

    hello I’m a single mother I’m looking for financial assistance to help me finish high school online I haven’t yet found the grant to help me pay for my high school courses I have looked everywhere and still don’t know where to start I do plan to attend college after

  24. Roselyn Yanoda
    August 10th, 2015 at 01:36 | #24

    I am Roselyn Yanoda, a 43 years old mum from Papua New Guinea. I have no college or university qualification but worked for 20 years in a corporate organization (1991-2012). Through hard work and commitment made my way up from General Clerk to Senior Officer. I was very vocal about issues affecting performance of the organisation especially poor management performance and so was suppressed by the very management and combined with the financial burden of supporting my children in college and universities and mortgage for my house I voluntarily retrenched from work in order to get money out from my finish pay to complete my mortgage and pay for my children’s school fees. In the process of retrenching I applied for a Diploma Course in Business Management with Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea and was accepted but only to find that I have no money left to pursue. I am trying to get a new job to pay for the fees to upgrade myself and to help sustain my family but the jobs require diploma or degree holders. The recruiters just overlook my work experience simply because I do not have qualification. One of my son, a graduate civil engineer who is into his second year of employment cannot help me because he has to pay for his siblings education and at the same time put food on the table for us. If there is any possibility of Obama’s government scholarship grant to help me attain my diploma, I would do more to reach out to my community to provide services to alleviate poverty as I have plans.

  25. Debbie
    July 31st, 2015 at 19:02 | #25

    I am trying to get a bachelor’s in education. I need to take some general classes before I get into the program at USC. PTC will not give me any financial aid because I have two associated degrees. What can I do?

  26. Kelly Bragg
    July 17th, 2015 at 18:07 | #26

    Hi My name is Kelly and I am 41 years old struggling mom of one child, I went to college in the past and have 3 Associate Degrees which are in Medical Billing/Coding, Office Administration and Medical Assisting. I am currently employed full time but living pay check to paycheck. I barely cover my rent and bills. I would like to go back to school to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management. I can not get help in my state of WV for anything hardly. So I would really appreciate if I could get funding for my schooling, have computer loaned to me while I’m doing online classes and also money to pay my rent and bills each month. Thank You…

  27. Ashante Diltz
    July 13th, 2015 at 21:16 | #27

    I am looking for grants and scholarships to go back to school, I am a 30 year old single mother of 3 boys and would like to further my education as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

  28. Patience
    July 12th, 2015 at 20:57 | #28

    I am a 28 year old single mum to a 10month old son.I applied to do my masters at the university of Swansea in U.K. which had intake for september 2015 but i cannot get enrolled because the funds i need to show in my account to get a visa i do not have..i would be grateful i got assistance.i have not had luck in my career after completing my BBA all jobs i applied for needed experience so i ended landing jobs in the restaurant and i am stuck now with a son i can barely support…i hope one day to run my own business as a ibelieve to be responsible and have leadership skills

  29. Michael
    June 19th, 2015 at 05:29 | #29

    What about single dad’s??? Its always about single mom’s. Im a single dad of a 4year old disabled child what kind of help can I get? I have been trying to get public housing and it seems they help moms before dad’s. I have full custody of my son and cant get help. But I bet if I dressed up as a mom I would get help sad. I just want to be treated like a single mom this country is messed up. So how can I get help being a man???

  30. June 10th, 2015 at 01:04 | #30

    Hi my name is Joanna Rager and i am a older lady but i want to go back to school but my financial aid only pays for my books and things i like to get a free money grant to pay for my class’s with hands on hands at the schooling that i would be attending. I really want to do this but i only get ssi to pay rent and bills I really want to do this i love animals and it’s been my dream to work with them and train them. I hope and pray someone can help me get this so i can better my self and get off of ssi. So like the help to better myself and my life. Thank you so very much if someone could get back with me by august when the next enrollment day is.

  31. June 3rd, 2015 at 10:17 | #31

    I am a single Parent who never chose to raise her children alone. for year I have done what I could to properly raise my girls. Now they are at the age to where I no longer need to hold them so close.
    I now have the time to pick up were I left of at in college.

    Finishing off my masters in psychology and filling my goal to Teach as a minor will be a road to difficult for me to go alone. I don’t have the support I need nor do I make enough money to pay for all of my education.

    My goal is to teach and lead young ladies in a path of a planed future instead of them making the wrong un-thought out choices in life that lead them to a dead end in life.

    I would be so grateful that you would help support me in this journey in my life. I will not be able to make it without you, and if your not able but may know someone else who can please pass this on to them.

  32. martha payen
    May 22nd, 2015 at 15:30 | #32

    Hi my name is martha Payen i am married and have 6 kids, i am realy want to go to school, but i don’t have no money to pay for my school, please help me so i can go to goal it’s to become a RN, so can help people who are sick.

    thanks in advance may God bless you

  33. Bentoria
    May 17th, 2015 at 01:47 | #33

    Hi, My name is Bentoria. I am a single mother. I came across this website and will like to receieve more info about this. I am currently enrolled in school but I need the funds to graduate. i am at a job were I cant go any higher and i will like the help so that I can walk. thank you so much.

  34. Lauren Cromwell
    May 15th, 2015 at 20:17 | #34

    I am a 21 year old stay at home mom of 5, soon to be 6 in about 5 weeks. I had to postpone my education when I was 18, when my husband and I started dating, so that I could stay at home with my now 4 stepchildren. Since then, we’ve had 1 child, and adding another in a matter of weeks. Our 4 older children have 3 different moms, therefore, have 3 different schedules. I have found the perfect online school for me that fits my needs, as well as those of my family. Penn Foster. However, when trying to apply for any student loans, Penn foster is not one that is recognized. We haven’t been able to afford for me to go to work since we are paying massive amounts in child support, and day care is simply too costly. day care around here is very expensive, and without a degree, I couldn’t afford daycare if I went to work at some rinky-dink place. I NEED MY DEGREE so that I can help my husband financially, provide for my children, and have some peace of mind about our family’s future. What can I do and where can I go to get the financial assistance that I need?

  35. Katherine
    May 14th, 2015 at 02:34 | #35

    I am a mom and a grandmother. I am pursuing a degree in counseling at a local graduate university (Faith Based). Searching for a scholarship that will help pay for the cost.
    Thank you,

  36. Roberta Bush
    April 29th, 2015 at 20:01 | #36

    I am a single mother. All my life I wanted to go to college, it was a dream. raising two sons alone was not easy, but I managed it. I had so much credit card debt that I did not know what to do. My sons are both grown and on their own. I am in my first semester at Touro College, even though it is part-time, I feel that I am on my way. I am still paying off my credit cards and my credit is good. I had to take out 2 loans, because they said one was not going to cover the two classes. I believe they gave me more than I needed, which will be applied towards my next semester. I want this so bad, but getting into debt again just scares me. I am 56 years old and when I graduate from college, I will be 62. I just want to accomplish this. They just went up on my rent. May 1, 2015 will be the new rent and I was planning on making payments on the Loans I took out for school. I just can’t win. I don’t want to give up, but it is so hard trying to concentrate when all I keep thinking about it the amount of debt that I will incur over the next 5 to 6 years. I want my children and my grandchildren to be proud of me. Right now I am happy because I finally made the move to go to college, but I am afraid that I will not be able to finish due to the hardship that paying for school is going to hurt me in the long run. I work and have been working my entire life. I am going to school for Business Management. The two classes that am taking right now is Writing 1 and Introduction to Business Management. My next semester I was thinking of taking Writing 2 and a Psychology class. If you know of any grants that will help me, I would really appreciate it. I am African American and basically struggled all my life, but it was worth it to see how my sons have grown into decent men. My oldest son graduated from PACE University and my youngest was US Army Airborne. He was stationed out in Ft. Richardson in Alaska. He is out of the Army now. They gave him a general discharge. He was already diagnosed with PTSD. They gave him such a raw deal. I am not saying he was perfect (far from it), but they knew he had problems. He lost so many friends, saw most of them die. who wouldn’t have trauma behind that. Anyway he stayed in Alaska (Anchorage)and now has a family, I am a proud grandmother of two grand boys. My oldest son got married in July of 2013 (no grandkids yet) and they are getting on with their lives. I just want to finally do something I could only dream about before because raising my sons was my main priority. The next priority was to pay off my credit cards, I still owe about $17,000, but I am paying them. Now that I am in school with rent going up and prices of food, it just don’t seem right that I put more debt on my plate. I just want this so bad…. At this point any kind of help would be appreciated. My next semester starts in September. I just don’t want to take out a large loan. I believe I have about $1000.00 to go towards my next semester. I want to start paying a little at a time on the loan I already taken out. Thank you for your time and listening to me.

  37. Jennifer Blount
    April 29th, 2015 at 02:04 | #37

    Hi I am a single mom of 3girls two of them under to and the 3rd will be 16yrs. I would like help to finish my high school diploma and become a domestic violence counselor.

  38. kristie haines
    April 29th, 2015 at 01:19 | #38

    I would like to further my education through online schooling due to having kids and work. I also have fibromalgia and want to be prepared if I need to change professions

  39. kristie haines
    April 29th, 2015 at 01:18 | #39

    I would like to further my education through online schooling due to having kids and work.

  40. Marie J. P. Charles
    April 21st, 2015 at 19:05 | #40

    Please I need help to continue my education, can’t find no work to do I want to be able to help my kids, others and my self. I want to start next month please, please help me. Thanks and God Bless.

  41. shemeka Galloway
    April 20th, 2015 at 17:06 | #41

    I’m I single mother of three trying yo make ends meet. I am trying to go bake to school to get my CNA’S an I needs little help. And a blessing as well!

  42. Nora Washington
    April 18th, 2015 at 11:28 | #42

    Hi, my name is Nora Washington and I am a student at Chicago State University. I will like to receive more information about this scholarship so I can pay back the loan I borrowed last summer so that I could have attended school for the fall. Also, this will help with my books for 2015/fall semester. Thanks

  43. April 4th, 2015 at 11:39 | #43

    Dr sir, iam a student in B’com final year
    In al-ameen collage this is my last sem,
    After that i wanted to do MBA in standard collage but my father belong to a poor family he doesn’t have that much of money to join my in a standard collage so, iam requesting you to help me mr.obama sir. I hope you full fill my requirement …..thanks

  44. lynette
    March 20th, 2015 at 21:10 | #44

    I need help paying for college. I have maxed out all of my loans and pell Grant. I do not qualify for well grant due to lifetime maxium usage , college rule passed a few years ago ago.

  45. Eboni
    March 15th, 2015 at 23:11 | #45

    I am married, and a working mom of 5 children all under 11 years of age. I am currently enrolled in school and need assistance with staying in school to earn my bachelor’s degree in business administration. Any assistance at this point would mean a lot.

  46. shairose
    March 6th, 2015 at 04:50 | #46

    hi,my name is shairose yusuph farizal,am 28 yrs old and I am a tanzania,I am a single mother with two kids.

    I am working at Tanzania Cigarette company but my salary is not enough to go to law school since I took some loans back then to support my family.
    If at all there is any chance to have the grants,i would appreciate so much .

  47. lennette mclaurin
    February 25th, 2015 at 02:43 | #47

    Hi, my name is lennette mclaurin I am a 58 year old great grandma and on fisabilty right now ssi is my only choice of income in order to continue to pay my rent an bills I have to work so I am looking to go back to school thats the only way I can see getting work.I have been taking care of my grandson he turns 18 in a few day that means the money I get for him will stop I will no th be able to pay rent or bills he is leaving moving in with friends is it a program that can help me.

  48. Karol Thomas
    February 20th, 2015 at 01:29 | #48

    Need money for graduating in APril. I am a working mother of 3 with one child in college but do not qualify for any more pell or loans. Please assist me in graduating. This is all that is needed for me to graduate

  49. Karol Thomas
    February 20th, 2015 at 01:28 | #49

    I am a student at Miller MOtte online and need money or grant for graduation. I have come this far and do not have the funds to finish or get my diploma this is the only thing that is holding me from graduating.

  50. Susan
    February 12th, 2015 at 04:28 | #50

    Hello, I’m a married stay home mom of five .
    Any info on grants I may qualify for would be appreciated. I went to massage school four years ago and can’t even start paying back that loan, even though part was paid with a pell grant when I was single. I haven’t been able to get enough work to pay my bills let alone pay back my school loan. I really would like to go back to school and do something different but can’t afford to take out more loans. Any help out there?

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