Single Parent's Program FAQ

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By law, a single parent is someone who is bringing up a child(ren) without a partner. The single parent is legally separated, divorced, widowed, or unmarried. The single parent must have at least 50% custody of their child(ren).

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There is no formal application for the Single Parents Program. You must be admitted and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours as an undergraduate student at Champlain College. Students interested in participating in the Single Parents Program should contact Stephanie Doan, Student Resources Coordinator at studentresources@champlain.edu.

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The Single Parents Scholarship is a scholarship granted 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 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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Unfortunately not. Only single parent students who are pursuing their first Bachelor's degree may be eligible.

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Yes, you can. Though most of our programming takes place on campus, online students are still welcome to participate in the program and access the services and resources through the program.

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Unfortunately, no. Because classes through the TruEd program are offered at such a discount and are unattached to a Bachelor's program, we are unable to provide additional funding through the Single Parents Program. However, there may be other College resources available to TruEd students.

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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 or full time and take classes online; others choose to go to school full time and not work. Of course we have students in between. Regardless, there are resources available to support you throughout the state of Vermont and through Champlain. Please contact the Student Resources Coordinator for access to these grants and services.

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