Sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis, the purpose of the Child Day Care Subsidy is to help financially stressed graduate student families meet the costs of child day care tuition at licensed facilities while they pursue Ph.D. degrees.
The amount of Child Day Care Subsidy awarded to eligible applicants is based on their financial need, the number of children they have enrolled in licensed child day care facilities, their child day care expenses, and available funding. The maximum amount of subsidy you can receive is:
- for one child, the maximum award is $1,750 per semester
- for two children, the maximum award is $2,650 per semester
- for three or more children, the maximum award is $3,550 per semester
The subsidy amount cannot exceed the cost of your licensed child day care.
How to apply:
1. Complete the online application.
2. Submit the following Tax return information to Amy Gassel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; in person at Cupples II, Room 213 in the Main Office of the Graduate School; or postal mail to The Graduate School | Washington University in St. Louis | Campus Box 1187 | One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 |
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a. Domestic students, should submit copies of their, and if applicable, their spouse's or partner’s signed 2015 federal income tax returns (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, or Form 8843) and/or a 2015 Non-Filing Statement Submit the Non-Filing Statement if you/your spouse/partner were not required to submit tax returns based on IRS income requirements.
b. International students should submit copies of their and their spouse's or partner’s signed 2015 federal income tax returns (1040, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, or Form 8843). U.S. Internal Revenue Service guidelines require all international students to file a tax return. If you did not reside in the United States in 2015, please submit a statement to that effect.
When to Apply for Fall 2016/Spring 2017:
Students may apply for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 terms no later than August 1, 2016.
Funding for the Fall and Spring semesters may be limited. Students who apply after August 1, 2016 may be denied funding, regardless of their need, if all funds have been committed to applicants who applied earlier. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.