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Her husband died and his income is gone.

Read the OP again. It was not the woman's husband who died. It was her father. Therefore, she was already supporting herself and her two children. That's why the OP said she was a single mother.

This is really found money for her and is not replacing any lost income on which she had counted. This is a windfall for her and should help her to be able to easily afford college for her children, if that's how she chooses to use it.

But I do agree with others that now that she has it, if it means her kids do not qualify for need-based financial aid, then that's because she has the wherewithal to pay for their education. Need-based aid is meant for those who cannot afford it any other way, and from where I sit, someone with $750,000 in the bank can most certainly afford college tuition for her children.

But it was not her spouse she lost.
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