Financial Assistance

for Single Parent Students

Single parent students may apply for financial or supportive resources from the Fortera Foundation. Scholarships are also awarded through the Fortera Foundation Bridge Scholarship Fund at Austin Peay State University. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements below.

Financial Assistance Eligibility Requirements

You meet the following definition of "single parent" (all 3 categories):

  1. Marital status: You're single (never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated*) or you're married, but living apart and your divorce will be final by the time the scholarship is awarded.
  2. Parenting Status: You're the custodial parent or guardian with physical custody (50% or more) of at least one dependent child. A dependent child is 18 or younger, older than 18 and still in high school, or a severely disabled adult living with and dependent on you.
  3. Living status: You're the only adult in the home with the child(ren), you live with parents or relative(s), or you live with a roommate who is not your partner, significant other, or a co-parent.

You also meet the following requirements:

  • You are a legal resident of the United States (or a resident with DACA status).
  • You have earned a high school diploma or GED.
  • You have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • You have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Your household income is typically not more than 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • You've completed or are in the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (not required for DACA students).
  • You're pursuing a degree or certification that leads to employment at family-supporting wages.

If you are eligible and would like to apply for assistance, please click the button below.

Fortera Foundation Bridge Scholarship Fund

APSU students may apply for the Fortera Foundation Bridge Scholarship Fund by clicking the button below.