NAU Childcare Voucher Program

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If you are a student parent, you may be eligible to receive an award to help cover the cost of childcare. The Childcare Voucher Program makes quality childcare more accessible and affordable for student parents so they can concentrate on their studies and graduate on time. Funds are available for qualifying undergraduate, graduate, international, online and community campus students. To qualify students must be enrolled in at least 3 credits, be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and use an approved childcare provider.

How it Works

The voucher program provides parents with an award amount per week per child, depending on demonstrated financial need and number of credits enrolled. Applications can be submitted throughout the academic year (in fall, spring, and summer terms), but voucher awards are dependent upon available funds. Applicants are notified of their award status via email, and those who are awarded vouchers receive a letter that they are responsible for submitting to their childcare provider. Providers are expected to invoice the NAU Childcare Voucher Program watch month. Parents are responsible for all deposits, registration fees, and purchases of consumable items, such as diapers and formula. Once a student is awarded a childcare voucher, it continues throughout the academic term, unless the student's enrollment status changes. A change in enrollment status could affect the amount of the childcare voucher.

Application

Interested? Fill out an application! Please note: a separate application must be submitted for each child, and applications must be resubmitted each term. Students who apply will be notified of their acceptance into the program and award amount within 2 weeks. Vouchers are typically effective starting the first day of class.

Additional Resources

Students are encouraged to explore other helpful resources throughout the Flagstaff community and NAU. Some of these resources include on-campus housing, WIC, DES programs, and tribal care programs. Vouchers may be used along with other forms of childcare assistance.

Contact Us

Please e-mail us at childcare@nau.edu if you have additional questions.