Single Parent's Program FAQ

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A single parent is legally separated, divorced, widowed, or unmarried and has at least 50% custody of their child(ren).

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Prospective parents interested in participating in the Single Parents Program should contact Emily Merrill, Single Parents Program Coordinator at studentresources@champlain.edu.

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The Single Parents Scholarship is to eligible students to cover the educational costs of attendance at Champlain. To be eligible, single parent students must be pursuing their first Bachelor's degree and be recipients of the Federal Pell Grant (based on financial need and Expected Family Contribution) and Vermont state funding (VSAC grants). The Single Parents Scholarship together with those funds will cover the full cost of tuition. Once you've been admitted and would like to be considered for eligibility, please email for an interview studentresources@champlain.edu.

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No, they are not. Though most students who are in the Single Parents Program are recipients of the scholarship, you are not required to receive the scholarship in order to access the other services available through the program.

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The Single Parents Program does not have a GPA requirement. However, students must meet the academic requirements of the College in order to remain enrolled. The program offers many opportunities for connection, support, and celebration. All social components of the program are voluntary.

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No, this program is only for parenting students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and attending classes in-person on campus are be eligible to apply.

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NO, the Single Parents Program is designed to deliver wrap around support for students attending classes in person. 

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We know there are a lot of things on your plate, and we're here to help. Some students choose to work part time and complete their degree in eight years, others choose to enroll full time and do not work while they focus on their studies and family life. Regardless, there are resources available to support you throughout the state of Vermont, local non-profit orgnaizations and through Champlain. Please contact the program coordinator to discuss your path forward. studentresources@champlain.edu

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