Education is a necessity. It doesn’t matters what stage of life one is experiencing. It is recognised by the college/university authorities that being a student as well as being a single mother is not an easy task. Therefore their special need is taken care of as far as the issue of college housing is concerned. Single mother students can’t put up in the ordinary hostels for students since they have a child or may have more than one child who is legally dependant on her for care. Single mother students that have children have the option of college housing for single mothers. Many universities and colleges understand the need to provide proper accommodation to single mothers. The type of housing is often based on the size of the family. Some universities offer apartments based on the townhouse style. It may have more than one bedroom. More than one bedroom is to cater to the need of the children that students might have.
The students that qualify for college housing for single mothers must have children that are legally dependent on them. The number can be any either one, two or three. There would be enough room for them. In case of shared custody the child must spend at least 50 percent of every week with the mother for her to qualify for student apartments for single mothers in most cases. It is not necessary for such mothers to be married or be a part of some kind of domestic partnership with anyone. If a student is expecting a baby then she becomes eligible to apply for college housing for single mothers for the period when she is in her second trimester during her pregnancy phase.
It seems that colleges and universities have a problem providing accommodation for families that have more than three children. For larger families there may be a dearth of on-campus accommodation. They may have to seek private or off-campus rented apartment while studying. Adequate housing that could make room for four or more children is not easy to find. The apartments that have three bedrooms have the facility of twin beds three in number. So the bottom-line is that college housing for single mothers does not commonly provide on-campus accommodation for mothers that have four or more children. They don’t stand to qualify for the application for such accommodation. However, there is still a way out as the single mother having four children may be granted an on-campus accommodation if she has one infant that is not in need of a bed or there is no need for more than three twin beds to accommodate the family. Special request has to be made in this regard to the authorities.