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.
  • To expedite the process, please visit the Student Accounting webpage to set up direct deposit.

SUMMER 2014:  

  • The need-based Community Based Care Grant (CBCG) will not be available for the summer months (July, August and September).  It will return for the nine-month academic year which will run from October 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 
  • The need-blind Graduate Student Child Care Grant (GSCCG) will be available for summer for those eligible graduate/professional students who are enrolled and/or employed as an Academic Student Employee (UAW contract) or GSR.  Proof of employment is required.  Fellowship is not considered employment.  Award is now $900 per quarter.  Please download and complete the summer GSCCG application and submit prior to the September 30 deadline for summer consideration.

2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR:   APPLICATION HERE

Applications for the nine-month 2014/2015 academic year are now available.  Both programs are on the same application.  Please read the fact sheets as they answer common questions.  

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.

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), Dream Act Application or Section C (Financial Need) on the application.
        • Income Eligibility: To be considered for any financial need based grants, annual gross income must be under $47,300 for a family of two, $53,200 for a family of three, $59,100 for four, $63,850 for a family of five, based upon 2014 HUD Yolo County Low Income levels.  CBC funding must take into account total family income (both parents).

The 2014/2015 Community Based Care Grant (CBCG) 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
        • 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 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 will be fully funded with CBCG funds.