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The purpose of the Higher Education Child Care Subsidy for Education and Nursing Majors is to provide child care subsidies for a student-parent/guardian who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Early Childhood Education or K-12 Education. This 3-year pilot program is funded by Arizona’s Department of Economic Security (ADES).
To be eligible for this Subsidy, you must be:
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**If you need help finding a provider, call 1-800-308-9000 or visit www.azchildcare.org.
Education majors who are student teaching or professional experience
Nursing majors who are participating in their clinicals
Yes. Applicants must use a licensed child care center or DES certified child care program.
IMPORTANT: The subsidy cannot be used to pay a parent for the care of their child.
Award amounts are $500/$700/$1,000 per month, not to exceed nine months of the academic year.
This is an open/rolling application
*Subject to change
Availability of the Subsidy is contingent upon available funding.
The Subsidy MAY not be available for Summer school.
In the case where two student parents are applying for a Subsidy for their child (ren), subsidy monies will be awarded to a single individual on behalf of the family.
Financial Aid awards are capped at Standard Cost of Attendance. In some cases, acceptance of the Higher Education Child Care Subsidy for Education and Nursing Majors award may cause changes to your eligibility for other federal and institutional aid programs. If you’ve already accepted aid (including loans) up to your calculated Cost of Attendance, you may need to submit a Student Budget Review to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services to have your child care expenses considered.
Recipient Responsibilities: a penalty, cancellation or repayment of the Subsidy can result from:
A student fails to make satisfactory progress towards their degree; fails to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits for undergraduates during the Fall and Spring semesters; withdrawal from classes OR a significant reduction in classes during a semester; withdrawal from ASU; not complying with Subsidy requirements and/or providing inaccurate information; and failure to pay all fees charged by your child care provider(s).
All applicants will be contacted, via the email listed on their application, to confirm receipt of their application as well as the final status of their application.
Students awarded a Subsidy will be notified by email and provided with documents to complete and return, including a Child Care Enrollment Verification, Acceptance Form and Attendance Record. The email will include Subsidy amount, time periods covered. Applicant’s child care provider(s) must complete the Enrollment Verification document. No awards will be processed until all completed forms are received.
Verification of your child(ren’s) attendance at their child care program will be required monthly.
All awarded students will be notified when disbursement of their subsidy is expected to occur. Funds are disbursed into the Awarded applicant’s Student Account, either as a direct deposit into a student’s bank account or as a check mailed to them. Funds are disbursed by the semester. ASU needs to verify student status which cannot occur until after the last drop deadline.
Survey: Towards the end of the semester, all recipients will be sent a survey in order to gather information on usage and effectiveness of the program as well as to summarize attitudes, opinions and experiences of the Subsidy recipients.