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Child Care Subsidy Applications Due Oct. 16 for 2018

September 26, 2017

Dear graduate students,

Human Resources is now accepting Child Care Subsidy applications for calendar year 2018. Eligible graduate students should submit applications by October 16, 2017. Learn more about the program and apply.

The subsidy helps students pay for child care expenses by granting awards up to $4,000 a year. Eligibility requirements include a total household adjusted gross income of less than or equal to $100,000 per year. The subsidy covers child care for dependents between the ages of 0 to 6 and will vary from family to family and year to year depending on a family's financial need and a range of other factors.

Students expecting or adopting a child after the application deadline should contact University Human Resources after the birth or adoption to see if funds are still available. You may call 401-863-2009 or email childcare@brown.edu to verify if funds are still available at that time. There may also be funds remaining for Fall 2017.

This is a good time to remind those who are expecting to become new parents of the Parental Relief Policy, which went into effect July 1, 2016. Graduate students in good or satisfactory academic standing who are supported by a stipend are eligible for parental relief for the care of a newly born infant or adopted child under 16 years of age. Doctoral students beyond year 6 are not eligible for parental relief. Graduate students may request parental relief up to two times during their tenure as a student at Brown. The relief provides a stipend for one semester or a summer. See details and the application here. Information about lactation rooms and family resources can be found at that link, as well.

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