Student Child Care Grant

New Summer Care Program – 2017                                                               

The Summer Care Program 2017 is now accepting applications.  The deadline is Friday, June 9 at 4 pm.

In 2004, Cornell University became one of the first universities in the nation to offer a child care grant for student-parents.  Since then, the objective of the Cornell Student Child Care Grant remains the same: to provide financial assistance to as many Cornell students with child care expenses as possible.  To complement the Fall and Spring semester Student Child Care Grant Program, the new Summer Care Program is purposely designed to be more inclusive of our student-parent community and provides additional financial support for summer care allowing student-parents to attend to their academic pursuits during the summer session.  Eligible student-parents may receive a taxable grant from the Summer Care Program based on availability and amount of grant funds available, the number of eligible applications submitted, and documentation submitted.  It is estimated that individual award amounts for Summer 2017 will be between $100 – $500.  The maximum award amount is $500.

Full details, including eligibility and grant instructions, are available now!

After reviewing the details, complete applications include both of the following items:

  1. The electronic application, via Qualtrics at
  2. Documentation of Summer Care services (i.e., payment receipt or confirmation of enrollment with total costs due from care provider).

If you have any questions or concerns about the Summer Care Program, please contact Senior Associate Dean Mary Beth Grant at

Historical Documents

Cornell University Student Child Care Grant Subsidy – Spring 2017.

Cornell University Student Child Care Grant Subsidy – Fall 2016.

In August 2015 funding for the Student Child Care Grant Program in 2015-16 increased from $100,000 to $250,000. More information.

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