The American Council on Education says the percentage of single parent students is rising. 59.7% of these students are the first of their family to go to college and also make an average of only $14,071 a year. Add in children and full/part time employment to the mix, and it creates an incredibly difficult mountain to climb.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research looked into some of the major issues single parent students face, and what can be done to ease their paths into academic success. Using these facts, and a little of my own experience, I created a short list of tips to keep in mind if you find yourself a fellow single parent student.
And remember… It’s gonna be OK.