Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Services

Mom with diploma and child.

Single parents and displaced homemaker students are invited to join SPiN (Single Parent Network) for monthly networking/educational/support group meetings in the Williams Building. Qualified students may receive nominal financial assistance and free educational materials. All students who are parents are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Interested students should contact a student services advisor at any of the three campuses for more information and an application.


  • A single parent must have either sole custody or joint custody of a minor child or children.
  • A displaced homemaker must have been a stay-at-home parent for four or more years and be divorced, separated, widowed or married to a disabled spouse.


  • Student must be a single parent or displaced homemaker.
  • Student must be enrolled for six credit hours or more.
  • Student must be enrolled in a two-year degree, transfer program or diploma seeking program.
  • Student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above.
  • Student must complete the FAFSA and have an unmet need.
  • Student must meet with program advisor twice per semester to retain eligibility.

Financial Assistance

Students may be eligible for financial assistance based on unmet need.

Informational Meetings

Each session will have a topic of discussion to help students deal with personal, academic and career concerns. Attendance is strongly encouraged to retain eligibility in the program. All student-parents are welcome to attend.

* SPiN is supported by the Vice President of Student Services.