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Pregnancy and parenting don't have to mean the end of your education, dreams, or goals.
We're here to connect you with the resources needed to support and empower you to succeed.


  • Protect Life at MSU: This registered student organization will provide friendship, support, and help as you walk through life as a pregnant and parenting student. They are eager to do things like drive you to appointments, throw you a baby shower, and connect you with helpful resources both on and off campus. You can reach them by email at
  • Student Parents on a Mission: This registered student group is a support organization for MSU students with children. They offer a variety of resources, grants, and scholarships.

Shared Pregnancy: Free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, confidential counseling, abortion information, childbirth class referrals, community resources, parenting support, and more.
Option Line: Free confidential help via text, online chat, or phone
Pregnancy Services: Free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, confidential counseling, abortion information, childbirth class referrals, community resources, parenting support, and more.
Bethany Christian Services: Wondering what your options are? This organization will walk you through your pregnancy options, give you free counseling and offers many resources including financial assistance.
Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.


  • On and Off Campus Housing at MSU: This resource guide includes information on student housing options.
  • Hannah’s House: Providing free shelter to expectant mothers in Lansing.
  • U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development: Find rental assistance programs for low-income families.
  • Home Ownership Services: If you need help paying for energy and weatherization costs, you may be able to get help from state programs that uses federal money to assist low-income families with energy costs.
  • Co-Abode: Co-Abode connects single mothers with similar interests to share a home, allowing their families to live in safer areas and diminish the financial burden of rent.


  • MSU Child Care Resources: This resource lists a variety of child care options, including emergency child care, sick child care, and campus child care.
  • Child Care Assistance: Resources to find quality child care and payment assistance if you cannot afford child care.
  • Capital Area Head Start: Provides free learning and development services to children ages birth to 5 from low-income families. Some also provide prenatal services.
  • Great Start Readiness Preschool Program: The Lansing School District offers FREE Preschool Programs designed to prepare children for kindergarten.  Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the school year, at various locations throughout the Lansing School District.


  • Pregnancy Services: Do you need help after an abortion? Pregnancy Services provides abortion recovery help and support at no cost to you.
  • Project Rachel: Find hope and healing through confidential phone lines, individual counseling, support groups, and retreats.


  • MSU Financial Aid for Students with Children: This step by step guide will help you navigate your financial aid needs with campus, state, and federal resources.
  • Student Parents on a Mission Scholarship Fund: Apply for scholarship funds through this MSU student organization.
  • Michigan Student Aid: Numerous programs that are available to provide financial assistance for postsecondary education depending on eligibility.
  • Michigan Tuition Grant: This program is available for undergraduate students in financial need for their postsecondary tuition.
  • Federal Student Aid: If you are a pregnant or parenting student, update your FAFSA information in order to receive more financial aid.
  • Federal Pell Grant: This is a federal grant available for students that demonstrate financial need. Your FAFSA application will be reviewed to see if you qualify.
  • The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship: This scholarship was created to help single moms fund their education. Current high school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students are all eligible to apply. Awards are $2,000 each.
  • Bethel Foundation Grace Scholarship: This scholarship is available to women who identify as single and the head of household with at least one child under the age of 18. They must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and must be a recipient of the Pell Grant. Funding per student is up to $1,500 or $750 for the summer semester.
  • Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award: Applicants must be the primary financial support system for themselves and at least one other dependent. They must be enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Funding runs from $1,000 at the club level to $10,000 at the international level.
  • Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship: Applicants must have primary custody of at least one child under the age of 18. Awards are for $1,000 each.
  • Kopfler & Hermann Overcoming Adversity Scholarship: Though this scholarship is not directed at single parents, it asks all applicants to submit a 500-1,000 word essay describing a time that they overcame adversity. Applicants can be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree. The award is $1,000.
  • Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant: This grant can be used for anything, and the application process only takes a few minutes! The only qualification is that the applicant must be a single mother. Each award is $500.
  • TopProducts Single Mother Scholarship: Applicants must be a female single mom with at least one child under the age of 18. The award is for an undisclosed amount.
  • Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou Annual Single Parent Scholarship: This scholarship is open to both single mothers and single fathers. The award is $1,000.
  • Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP): This scholarship is for women who are survivors of intimate partner violence. The average award is about $2,000 per semester.
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation: This organization provides funding to low income mothers who are pursuing education beyond high school. The foundation will provide grants of up to $5,000 each.
  • Scholarships4Moms: This organization has awarded over one million dollars in scholarships to mothers seeking higher education.
  • P.E.O. Sisterhood: Looking for grants, scholarships, or loans? P.E.O. Sisterhood has the resources you are looking for and has helped countless women achieve their educational goals.
  • A Single Parent’s Financial Guide to Returning to School: This comprehensive guide offers strategies on budgeting, receiving financial aid, finding child care resources, and minimizing debt.



  • Alliance Defending Freedom: ADF provides free legal support to help you understand your rights as a student.
  • Title IX Benefits at MSU: Contact this office if you believe your rights as a pregnant or parenting student have been violated.
  • Title IX Benefits: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student in regards to class attendance, homework, activities, and more.
  • Pregnant Scholar: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. This resource covers accommodations, leaves & absences, breastfeeding, and working on campus.


  • MSU Food Bank: free food and related items to students facing food insecurity and in need of assistance.
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank: Providing emergency food to local families in need.
  • Learn & Earn
    : This program through Shared Pregnancy allows parents to take classes and earn credits to purchase diapers, clothing, and baby equipment.
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program: TEFAP is a quarterly food assistance program that provides commodities to low-income households four times per year. Although food packages vary, each package includes protein, fruit and vegetables.
  • Food Assistance Program: Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals
  • WIC: This program provides food assistance, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals for pregnant and parenting women & their children
  • Cash Assistance: Temporary cash assistance is available for pregnant women and low-income families with children
  • MIBridges: Create an account here to see what other assistance you are eligible for in Michigan. There are multiple assistance programs available for pregnant and parenting women.
  • Child Support: Set up a child support case so that you can receive assistance from the father of your child.


  • Women Deserve Better: This website is a compilation of practical resources and inspirational stories. They focus on issues pertaining to work, home life, education, and relationships.
  • Lansing Expectant Mothers Organization: Partnering with local organizations like Sparrow Hospital, this nonprofit provides classes, resources, and support to pregnant and parenting women in Lansing.
  • Single Moms: This website is full of resources for single mothers on housing, parenting, education, relationships and more.
  • Early Childhood Development: Tools to help parents promote social, physical, and emotional health in young children.
  • Breastfeeding on Campus: Campus breastfeeding map and resources.
  • MSU Employment Resources: Resources for your career and professional life. Includes specific resources for parents.
  • Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.
  • Adoption Associates: This organization will help you learn more about adoption as you consider your choices. Should you choose to make an adoption plan, they will stand by your side with support and counseling services. Adoption Associates wants you to feel empowered throughout the adoption process. Financial assistance may be available.

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