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Child Care & Housing Subsidy Program for Students

UA Life & Work Connections' (LWC) long-standing Student Child Care & Housing Subsidy Program ("Subsidy") supports student family life for undergraduates and graduate/professionals. In collaboration with campus partners, the Subsidy Program for currently enrolled students is designed to defray cost and customize the setting and location of their qualifying, school-related child care occurring in Arizona. Approved, student form submittals allow individuals to receive Subsidy Program awards through applicable student accounts, for qualifying child care expenses already incurred.‚Äč

LWC, the Graduate College, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid and Student Affairs wish you success this academic year. Collaborations with the Graduate and Professional Student Council also resulted in additional Subsidy funding this year. Graduate Assistants and Associates, please visit here for family-friendly programs and practices.


Summer Pre-Session/Summer 1 2016 Funding

In collaboration with campus partners, the Childcare and Housing Subsidy Program (“Subsidy”) is pleased to announce Summer Pre-Session/Summer 1 2016 funding is now availble.

Completed applications must be received by June 15, 2016 to be considered for funding.  Qualifying participants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. 

Email or call (520) 621-2493 if there are questions. Thank you.


Program Materials

2015/2016 Program Guidelines


What you will need to apply:

To apply for the Childcare and Housing Subsidy Program (“Subsidy”) for Summer Pre-Session/Session 1 2016, you will need the following:

  1. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA). International students please see below.*
  2. An Enrollment Verification Form dated and completed by the child-care provider after May 12, 2016.
  3. A completed Summer Pre-Session/Session 1 2016 Application.

*International Students

If you have not participated in the 2015/2016 Subsidy Program, you will need to submit the following documents with your application:

  1. A completed OSFA-provided Financial Need Calculation for International Students form.
  2. A screen shot of the completed Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator results.


Ready to apply?

Email your completed Enrollment Verification Form (MUST be dated after 5/12/2016) and your Summer Pre-Session/Session 1 2016 Subsidy Application to with the subject line Summer Subsidy Application.

If you prefer, you may fax your submittals together to (520) 621-4474 or bring the application to Life & Work Connections, located at 715 N. Park (2nd Floor).


When will you hear back?

Using the submittal date of their completed application set, students will receive a Subsidy update through their UA email account within seven (7) business days. Incomplete information may cause a delay.

If granted, awards may take up to two (2) weeks to process.

If you have questions about the application process, please email or call (520) 621-4365.

Individuals interested in learning about child care options for the Child Care & Housing Subsidy Program may request a consultation by email or by calling (520) 621-9870.

The Child Care & Housing Subsidy Program is contingent upon funding, and Subsidy awards for the entire fiscal year cannot be guaranteed. Email or call (520) 621-4365 if you have questions.


"Life & Work Connections took the time to understand my situation and connect my family with essential programs that have helped my family immensely. The subsidy program has helped me to continue my intense degree program…thank you for supporting and continuing these programs at the UA."
- UA student