Are there grants to help students cover expenses while student teaching?
I just became a single parent of two babies (4 months and 18 months). Next year, I will be doing my 12-week student teaching (which in PA requires you to go the whole day every school day for 12 solid weeks). I can’t afford to quit working for 3 months — I have a family to support. I live paycheck to paycheck as it is. There is nothing left over to save up. Are there any grants or programs out there that can help me cover expenses during my student teaching? I really don’t want to drop out of school, but will have to if I can’t feed my kids and pay my bills.
I’m not sure how to respond to invididual posts, so I have to thank you all this way. THANK YOU! Also, I have grants and loans through FAFSA and my state government, but it’s not enough to pay living expenses. The only school in my area that offers education majors is a private, extremely pricey school (I will be paying back my loans until I’m 100!). I looked into the TEACH program last year, but I don’t qualify because I’m not specializing in the fields they seek.
I will — unfortunately — probably have to put school on hold until I can financially support going back.