Child care costs in the U.S. can be a significant expense, especially for infant care.
Students in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program may be eligible for the Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP) – UW-Madison’s main child care tuition award – which is designed to cover 30-40% of child care for children under 4-years-old.
Smaller awards are available for school-aged children or for families with one stay-at-home parent. CCTAP is open to U.S. citizens, international students, and permanent residents (green-card holders). Faculty, staff, and post-doctoral or research fellow students are not eligible.
Child care costs can be included in your Cost of Attendance (COA). The UW Office of Student Financial Aid can account for these costs when you submit a Budget Adjustment eForm through your Student Center.