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TGS Graduate Student Childcare Grant

Modified: October 12, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016 Northwestern offers portable childcare grants for eligible graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School. The childcare grant can be used for any licensed day care or in-home care provider. These grants are intended to provide graduate student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses and to enable them to pursue their graduate studies. The childcare grant is designed to be flexible so that families can choose the type of childcare best suited to their needs.


  • Active, funded PhD and MFA degree candidates affiliated with TGS
  • Combined family income is $130,000 or less. Verified on last years’ tax return or FAFSA
  • For the care of children who are 6 years or under
  • Must hold a valid visa and be eligible to receive income at the time of the award (if applicable)


  • $2500 for one child; $5000 for two children per year. Limit is two children
  • If approved, the awards are paid on a quarterly basis. Each quarter, the award will be $833.33

For more information and to download the application, please visit the Office of Work/Life Resources.