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 2 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.

Download your Summer 2015 Application 

  • The only funding available for summer is the GSCCG.
  • 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.  
  • We cannot process until June 22. Summer applications accepted through September 11.
  • For summer only, we allow weekly recreation classes as child care per our discretion (used as “child care”).  You may attach registration form in lieu of Child Care Information.

Important Advance Notice for 2015/2016 Academic Year:

2015/16 Applications will be available September 1. 

All persons requesting any need based funding (CBCG) will be required to complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application prior to applying.  Results from these will be required with the application. International students will have an alternate form as they are unable to complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application. For planning purposes, the amounts awarded will be at least the same amount as 2014/15.

2015/2016 Student Parent Child Care Funding has two components:

1. Community Based Care Grant (CBCG): (for undergraduate, graduate and professional students)   FACT SHEETpdf

The Community Based Care (CBCG) Program provides financial need-based grant funding to eligible students.  CBCG is only available during the nine-month academic year. 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.  Funds are limited so are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The CBC program 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.
        • Have/claim dependent children 12 years old or younger.
        • Incur documented child care related expenses at provider of their choice.
        • Are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
        • Have demonstrated need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or Dream Act Application.
        • The FAFSA or Dream Act will be required to qualify for CBCG funding starting 2015/2016 (except for International students who will have an additional form to determine eligibility)).
        • Income Eligibility is based on the same eligibility as Financial Aid. CBCG funding must take into account total family income (both parents).

The 2015/2016 Community Based Care Grant (CBCG) grant amounts have yet to be determined.  They 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.  15/16 rates will not be less than last year's rates:

        • 0 to 2 years:  $1300 per child per quarter/ $1950 semester
        • 2 through 5 years: $1100 per child per quarter/$1650 semester
        • 6 through 12 years: $600 per child per quarter/ $900 semester

2. Graduate Student Child Care Grant (GSCCG): (for graduate and professional students only)  FACT SHEETpdf

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.   All graduate and professional students are eligible except those in self-supporting programs (Academic Student Employees under the ASE contract in these self-supporting programs are still eligible). GSCCG is available during the academic year and in the summer for those students who are enrolled, an Academic Student Employee or a GSR.  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 GSCCG program is available to students that meet the following criteria:

        • Enrolled full-time in a UC Davis degree program at the graduate or professional level.
        • Have/claim/reside with dependent children 12 years old or younger.
        • Incur documented child care related expenses at provider of their choice.

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.  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.