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Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker, and
Non-traditional Career and Special Populations Grant

This grant provides tuition to eligible students.



2 - SINGLE PARENT: a parent who (1)  is unmarried (i.e., divorced, widowed, or never married) or separated from a spouse and (2) has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody

3 - HOMEMAKER: An adult who has worked primarily without pay to care for the home AND the family for a minimum of 5 years, has diminished marketable skills, and is unemployed or underemployed.

4 - DISPLACED HOMEMAKER: A homemaker for at least 5 years, unemployed or under-employed who: (1) has been dependent on the income of a relative but is no longer supported by such income, or (2) because of divorce, separation or the death or disability of a spouse must prepare for paid employment, or (3) has been receiving public assistance.

5 - NON-TRADITIONAL CAREER TRAINEE: Women and men who wish to seek employment in a occupation which traditionally have been under represented by his/her gender. Applicants who are members of this population group must declare an approved non-traditional vocational program/ curriculum.

6 - INDIVIDUALS with LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: An adult who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language, and whose native language is a language other than English.

7 - INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY: Individuals who have documented disabilities related to hearing, speech, vision, learning, mobility, psychiatric function and substance abuse. Also individuals who have documented health-related impairments such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, or are HIV positive.

8 - ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED: Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children, Pell grant or other financial assistance recipients, or migrants.


The family's gross income must not exceed:

$ 19,000

self with no dependent

$ 25,000

self with one dependent

$ 27,000

self with two dependents

$ 29,000

self with three dependents

$ 31,000

self with four dependents

Add $ 2,000 for each additional dependent

Dependents: The number in the family who are claimed on the income tax return or children for whom you have custody or joint custody.

Note: According to federal guidelines, those with the greatest financial need will have priority.

Adult Resource Center at Lansing Community College

Adult Resource Center
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1199
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