Student Child Care Grant

flyer for 2020 grantCornell University Student-Parent Dependent Care Fund 2020-21 is taking applications until Friday, October 30, 2020!

In response to the COVID pandemic, the goal of the 2020-21 Cornell Student-Parent Dependent Care Grant is to provide greater access to intentionally support more student-parents and provide financial support that allows student-parents more flexibility and autonomy to determine how best to use the funds to support their child(ren) and individual situation.

All student-parents should apply as eligibility has changed.  In brief…

  • There is no requirement for funds to be used for childcare expenses.
  • There is no requirement that a spouse/partner be engaged in activity outside the home.
  • If your family’s AGI is under $150,000/year, you are eligible for support.

Complete eligibility and application is found here!

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Background Information

In 2004, Cornell University became one of the first universities in the nation to offer a child care grant program for student-parents. The objective of this program had been to provide financial assistance to as many Cornell students with child care expenses as possible. In 2015, Cornell made a significant investment in our student-parent community by contributing $250,000 to be awarded annually as Student Child Care Grants; another $100,000 was added in 2017.  Cornell’s funding for the Student-Parent Dependent Care Grant Program is $350,000 for 2020-21. 

In response to the COVID pandemic, the Students with Families Advisory Committee had recommended that the goal of the 2020-21 Cornell Student-Parent Dependent Care Grant is to provide greater access to intentionally support more student-parents and provide financial support that allows student-parents more flexibility and autonomy to determine how best to use the funds to support their child(ren) and individual situation.

Historical Documents

Cornell University Student Child Care Grant Program COVID-19 Hardship Fund – Summer 2020.

  • In order for Cornell to be responsive to the financial needs of our student-parent community in light of COVID-19, we created the Student Child Care Grant Program COVID-19 Hardship Fund for June 2020.

Cornell University Student Child Care Grant Subsidy – Spring 2020.

Cornell University Student Child Care Grant Subsidy – Fall 2019.

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