Child Care Tuition Assistance & Financial Resources
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources offers several child care tuition assistance programs for student parents pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree. Research associates, postdoctoral fellows, and postdoctoral trainees are not eligible for student parent financial assistance programs and should refer resources on our UW Faculty & Staff page.
Students should apply here first. CCTAP is UW-Madison's main child care tuition assistance program for income-eligible students in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree program. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents (green card holders), and international students. Check if you qualify with our Eligibility Calculator!
A federal grant available for income eligible, full-time UW student parents with young children enrolled at one of the 5 centers that accept this funding. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders). You must apply and qualify for CCTAP funding before being considered for CCAMPIS.
The Kids Kare program offers free or reduced rate ($5/hour) back-up child care at Little Chicks Academy Child Care Center. Students receive 50 hours of care each semester. Learn more or apply today.
There are a few child care tuition assistance programs available through Madison or the State of Wisconsin, including the largest program called Wisconsin Shares. Visit this page to learn more about non-UW child care tuition assistance options that can be combined with your CCTAP funding (this will not reduce the size of your CCTAP award).
The Office of Adult and Special Student Services (ACSSS) has scholarships available for single parents and returning adult students to help with college tuition costs. Scholarship applications open each fall and apply to the following year's tuition. Students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible.
This child care grant is available for families experiencing a crisis situation (death in the household, job loss, sudden closure of your child care provider). For urgent (but not crisis) child care needs, please see our hourly/back-up child care section