UC Davis Student Parent Child Care Funding Program

Application Process

You may submit your application materials three ways:

  1. In person to the Hubert Heitman Staff Learning Center (just south of the Silo complex)
  2. Scan and send PDF to worklife@ucdavis.edu
  3. Fax to 530.752.4744
  • After submission, you will be contacted if further information is required.
  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis.
  • You must apply before or during the term for which you are requesting funds. 
  • Expect processing to take up to 3 weeks.
  • Funds are deposited into your student account.  As these grants are provided by UC Davis, the funds will be absorbed into any debt you may have in your account.
  • To expedite the process, please visit the Student Accounting webpage to set up direct deposit.
  • Grants are reportable income, you will receive a 1098T from UC Davis when your award is posted.

The Student Parent Child Care Grant program is designed to help offset the costs incurred in child care services (day care, nannies, babysitters, etc.) for your child. 

Download your Summer 2015 Application 

  • The only funding available for summer is the GSCCG (up to $900.00 for summer term).
  • Eligibility is based upon enrollment or employment. Fellowship is not considered employment for the GSCCG. Enrollment must be at least 12 credits. Employment must be at least 25% appointment.  
  • Summer applications accepted through September 11.

Important Advance Notice for 2015/2016 Academic Year:

2015/16 Applications will be available September 1. 

All persons requestingany need based funding (CBCG) will be required to complete a FAFSA or Dream Act applicationprior to applying.  Results from these will be required with the application. Do not submit an applicaiton without this documentation.  International students complete an alternate form as they are unable to complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application. 

1.  Read the fact sheets about the two funding programs:

  • CBCG:  FACT SHEET PDF  The Community Based Care Grant is available to students that meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled at least half-time in a UC Davis degree program at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level.
  • Claim and reside with dependent children 12 years old or younger.
  • Incur documented child care related expenses at provider of their choice.
  • Have demonstrated financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or Dream Act Application. International students complete an alternate, additional form instead of these methods.
  • Income Eligibility is based on the same eligibility as Financial Aid. CBCG funding must take into account total family income (both parents).

Funds are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The grant amounts are based upon a graduated scale reflective of the variable cost of care by age of child and adjusted the term after the child’s birthday. 

      • 0 to 2 years:  $1300 per child per quarter/ $1950 semester
      • 2 through 5 years: $1100 per child per quarter/$1650 semester (includes children in Kindergarten)
      • 6 through 12 years: $600 per child per quarter/ $900 semester

  • GSCCG: FACT SHEET PDF The Graduate Student Child Care Grant is available to students that meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled full time in a UC Davis degree program at the graduate or professional level. Visiting Scholars and those in self-supporting programs are not eligible.  (Academic Student Employees under the ASE contract in these self-supporting programs are still eligible.)
  • Claim and reside with dependent children 12 years old or younger.
  • Incur documented child care related expenses at provider of their choice.

The Graduate Student Child Care Grant (GSCCG) Program provides a $900 per quarter/$1350 per semester payment to graduate and professional students with children, regardless of financial need.  Please note, the GSCCG can be supplemented with additional funds from the CBCG program for those students who demonstrate financial need. For a child 0 to 2 years, CBCG can supplement an additional $400 per quarter to equal $1300; for a child 2 through 5, CBCG can supplement an additional $200 per quarter to equal $1100; and for children 6-12 there is no supplement as the GSCCG award exceeds the designated $600 award amount for that age group.  As the GSCCG is per UC student, and CBCG funds per child, additional children in an eligible family may be fully funded with CBCG funds.

2. Determine and print the appropriate application based on your eligibility and needs: (applications live/available September 1)

I am an Undergraduate Student: 

    • 2015/16 Undergraduate Student CBCG Application (please also submit a copy of your My Awards page or Student Air Report (SAR).
    • International (non-resident) students must also submit the Supplemental CBCG Application for International Students as they are unable to participate in the FAFSA or Dream Act.

I am a Graduate/Professional Student:

    • 2015/2016 Graduate/Professional Student Application (GSCCG) (non-financial need based)
    • If you are a graduate or professional student who feels you may qualify for financial need based funding to supplement your GSCCG funds, please use the following supplemental applications and submit along with the GSCCG application:
      • US RESIDENTS:  2015/16 Graduate/Professional Student Supplemental CBCG Application for US Residents (non-international students). (also submit a copy of your My Awards page or Student Aid Report).
      • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 2015-2016 Supplemental CBCG Application for International Students (please also submit your I-20 or DS-2019)

 3. Submit your Application:

Additional Information:

  • You may apply for the entire academic year in the Fall or apply quarterly. 
  • You must apply before or during the term for which you are requesting funds.
  • The only funding available in summer (July, Aug, September) is the GSCCG program.  A separate application will be available in June. Graduate or Professional students must be officially enrolled, an Academic Student Employee or a GSR.