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Apply for a Summer 2024 TGS Childcare Grant


The Graduate School (TGS) is pleased to offer a TGS graduate student childcare grant program, which enables eligible TGS student parents to take advantage of available childcare options. This grant is designed to offer extra childcare support to fully funded PhD and MFA student parents within TGS, wherever they may reside.

As a reminder, the childcare grant award amounts have increased and a third child up to the age of 13 may be added consistent with the terms of the recently ratified collective bargaining agreement between Northwestern University and NUGW-UE Local 1122. At the University's discretion, the combined family income threshold has been increased from $130,000 to $150,000 to align with eligibility for Northwestern's other caregiving programs.

Grants are awarded as follows:

  • Maximum $5,000 for one child per year
  • Maximum $8,000 for two children per year
  • Maximum $12,000 for three children per year

If you are newly eligible or would like to add a third child, please complete this application form no later than Tuesday, July 9 to be considered for funding for the Summer Quarter. Children up to the age of 13 qualify for the childcare grant (limit three children per family, one grant per household).

Awards are paid in quarterly installments and are not retroactive. Eligible students may apply in any quarter to receive that quarter's installment and any subsequent quarter's installment. Please note that those who were already awarded this grant in the Fall, Winter, and/or Spring Quarters do not need to reapply if there are no changes. The funds will be automatically deposited at the new grant award amount for the Summer Quarter for those who still meet the eligibility requirements.

Please email with any questions.

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