A hand up for single mothers

In The News

According to a recent study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and Ascend at the Aspen Institute, of the 2.1 million single mothers who enroll in college each year, nearly 90 percent are low-income, 43 percent work over 30 hours per week, and 40 percent said that dependent care obligations seemed “likely” or very “likely” to cause them to drop out. Yet, one in three student parents maintains a GPA of 3.5 or higher.