GSA expands eligibility for Childcare Grant

By Shawn Warner-Garcia, Assistant Director of Professional Development
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 01:05 PM

Are you a graduate student parent with childcare expenses? Then be sure to check out the updated eligibility requirements for the Graduate Student Association's Childcare Grant. These guidelines have been expanded to give more graduate students access to the grant over the course of their studies at UCSB.

The GSA Childcare Grant aims to assist UCSB graduate students who have expenses related to caring for their dependent(s). The new eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Applicants must be currently registered graduate students at UCSB with dependent(s).
  2. Applicants must provide proof of dependent(s) either in form of a copy of a birth certificate or through receipts for childcare services such as day care showing dependent(s) names as well as the applicant’s name.
  3. Grants will be limited to one award per graduate student per quarter in the amount of $300 for the first child and $150 per child for additional children (for example: a 1 child applicant would be eligible for $300, a 2 child applicant $450, and a 3 child applicant $600).
  4. Students may receive a maximum of five awards during their academic tenure at UCSB.

For more details or to apply go to the GSA's website. Questions about eligibility, payment, or other aspects of the Childcare Grant may be directed to the VP of Budget & Finances (this position is currently held by Luke Rosedahl).​

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