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Financial Assistance

The University of Michigan is proud to offer high quality early childhood education at our campus programs. These state-licensed and nationally accredited child care centers are unfortunately out of financial reach for some families. Knowing the importance of a quality preschool experience as a building block for success in the lifelong process of learning, the University provides financial assistance for families utilizing the Central and North Campus centers. Further information regarding this financial assistance follows.

Child Care Tuition Grant Program

An initiative designed to assist families with young children meet the cost of licensed care at the UM Central and North Campus child care centers became effective in September 2000. The program makes a Child Care Tuition Grant is available for qualified University faculty, staff and students who have children enrolled at the Family Housing Child Development Center, Pound House Children's Center, UM Children's Center and the UM Children's Center for Working Families.

Eligibility for Tuition Grant

Eligibility for a Child Care Tuition Grant is determined by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines for Washtenaw County, which are reflective of family size and median income and awards will vary based on these criteria. Interested families may pick up an application from the participating Central Campus or North Campus child care center at which their child is enrolled. Completed applications should be submitted to the Program Director for evaluation and a determination of eligibility. Written notification of a center's decision will be provided to applicants. All awards made under this program will be paid directly to the child care center as they are designed to off-set the cost of tuition. Enrollment in the tuition grant program will be on a continuous basis with applications accepted at any time. Re-application is necessary each semester for families wishing to continue in the program. For further information, please contact the Program Director of one of the four participating child care centers.

UM Children's Centers Scholarship Program

The UM Children's Centers have always held the commitment that all children have access to its programs and services. The Scholarship Program offers partial-tuition monies to families demonstrating the need for financial assistance. Dollars have been dedicated within the Centers' budgets to assist in meeting the tuition costs for families. Additionally, fundraising efforts by the UM Children's Centers have provided monies for the purpose of scholarships.

Eligibility for UM Children's Centers Scholarship

Eligibility for the UM Children's Centers Scholarship is determined by the Housing and Urban Development guidelines for Washtenaw County which are reflective of family size and median income and awards will vary based on these criteria. Interested families may pick up an application from either the UM Children's Center (UMCC, 400 N. Ingalls) or the UM Children's Center for Working Families (716 S. Forest).

UM Faculty, staff and students must first demonstrate eligibility for the Child Care Tuition Grant program as part of their UM Children's Center Scholarship application. Tuition grant program dollars will be deducted from the final Children's Centers scholarship amount. Please contact the Program Directors for further information.

Tax Information

Information is available at each center regarding current information for potential tax consequences. Please contact the Program Director of one of the four participating child care centers for further information.

Child Care Subsidy Scholarship Program

Available to qualified UM students is a Child Care Subsidy Program. For more information about this program, please contact the Financial Aid Office or Family Care Resources Program (FCRP). Please note that the UM Student Child Care Subsidy amount will be deducted from the amount of any Child Care Tuition Grant.

UM Children's Programs

Central Campus:

Pound House Children's Center
710 S. Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3117
(734) 998-8440

UM Children's Center
400 N. Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0492
(734) 763-6784

UM Children's Center for Working Families
716 S. Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3117
(734) 998-7600

North Campus:

Family Housing Child Development Center
1000 McIntyre
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-4557

 

 
University of Michigan Childrens Center for Working Families (UMCCWF)
716 South Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3117
(734) 998-7600
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University of Michigan Children's Center (UMCC)
400 North Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0492
(734) 763-6784