Childcare Grant

The College of Engineering will provide a one-time $2,000 support for its graduate students with primary care responsibility towards cost sharing for an infant up to one year of age for child support by a licensed child care provider other than a family member.
The maximum award is $2,000 per eligible graduate student family. Eligible graduate students with multiple children may only apply for one child care grant (maximum of $2,000). If both parents are enrolled as graduate students in the MSU College of Engineering, the maximum award is $2,000 per family.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this infant care support, you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a graduate student in the Michigan State University College of Engineering
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in a degree granting program during the semester in which you apply for the infant care support
  • Be the parent of a child between the ages of 0 and 12 months old
  • Incur child care expenses from services provided by a licensed provider, and provide a statement from the provider confirming these expenses
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress, as required by the department, College and University
  • Use child care services because you are a single student or, if married, because your spouse is either a student or employed outside the home

Application Process
To apply for this one time support, you must bring the following information to 3410 Engineering Building during regular business hours (8am-5pm, Monday through Friday):

  • A completed copy of the infant care support application form
  • A completed copy of the child care provider information form
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate (this document will be returned to you)

PLEASE CLICK HERE to download a PDF file containing these instructions along with copies of the application and provider information forms.

Awarding of the Infant Care Support
Applications will be reviewed as they are received; expected review time is approximately 3 weeks, to allow for enrollment verification in the current semester.
Approved infant care support funds will be applied as a credit to your student account and will result in a refund if the account balance allows; it will be the student’s responsibility to use the refund as payment to the licensed child care provider