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Childcare Choice – Student

The University of Arizona offers reimbursement for qualified, childcare expenses with UofA Childcare Choice.  UofA Childcare Choice - through Life & Work Connections - has two components: an employee program and a student program.

2018/2019 Fiscal Year Update

This program operates on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year (FY) calendar. Fiscal year program information will be available each July 1st.  Unless otherwise noted, when July 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, fiscal year program information will be available the next business day (typically the Monday following July 1st). Email if there are questions.

Program Overview

UofA Childcare Choice Student Subsidy Program for Qualified Childcare Expenses - through Life & Work Connections and in collaboration with campus partners - helps UofA students to defray costs and customize the setting of qualifying, coursework-related childcare occurring in Arizona. Approved, student form submittals allow individuals to receive awards through applicable student accounts, for such childcare expenses already incurred.​

Life & Work Connections, 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 program funding. Graduate Assistants and Associates, visit here for family-friendly programs and practices.

UofA Childcare Choice Student Subsidy Program for Qualified Childcare Expenses (“UofA Childcare Choice-Student”):

  • is designed to help students pay for current, qualifying coursework-related childcare occurring in Arizona;
  • is available to currently enrolled UofA undergraduate and graduate/professional students; 
  • is an option for such eligible students, when there is not a responsible adult at home able to care for the children; 
  • offers such individuals with program access to apply; 
  • application completion is not a guarantee of awards for current, qualifying childcare expenses already incurred;
  • is contingent upon funding, assessment of need and distribution method;
  • follows a July 1 – June 30 fiscal calendar;
  • requires an application each fiscal year (as applicable);
  • and family tax considerations with other options (e.g., Internal Revenue Service Child Care Tax Credit), are best discussed with a professional tax advisor (as applicable)

Funding assistance for the entire fiscal year cannot be guaranteed. Once funds are dispersed, a contact list will be maintained.

Additional UofA Childcare Resources

Childcare Referrals

Individuals interested in childcare resources and referrals may request a consultation by email or by calling (520) 621-1530.

Sick Child and Emergency/Back-Up Care Program (SCP/EBCP)

Subsidized by the University and administered by Life & Work Connections, SCP/EBCP is available to currently enrolled students in the greater Tucson and Phoenix areas. SCP/EBCP provides access to temporary caregiver services for qualifying children (birth to 12 years).

Family Resource Map

This interactive, mobile Family Resource Map allows individuals to find lactation spaces, diaper-changing stations (in male and female restrooms), family restrooms, and highchairs on campus.

Childcare Request for Information Taskforce

A Childcare Request for Information Taskforce report is available from Human Resources. A team of faculty, staff and students researched model options and offered findings.

Check It Out!


“…after the childcare consultation at your office, I am so happy to tell you my two children are now going to a good place and I feel very comfortable there. I learned about the student Subsidy Program from you. The appointment and Subsidy award continue to support me in my degree program. Thank you for your help!”
-Claudia, UofA student