The 2020–2021 program is now open.

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To apply, review the Program Guidelines and complete an Enrollment Verification Form.






Program Guidelines

Learn what qualifies as a work-related childcare expense, what documentation you need to apply, and how to receive reimbursement.

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Enrollment Verification Form

Completed by your provider, you must submit an Enrollment Verification Form with your application. This verifies your child’s enrollment in childcare.

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Cost Form

Once enrolled, complete and submit the Cost Form following calendar deadlines. This verifies your childcare payment over a specific period.

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Reimbursement Calendar

Please note the monthly and quarterly Cost Form submission deadlines and applicable pay periods for reimbursement.

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Answering your questions about Childcare Choice – Employee

The Childcare Choice – Employee program offers up to $2,000 in reimbursements per fiscal year per household for qualifying childcare. The childcare you claim must occur in Arizona, and it must be work related (i.e., necessary to allow you or other usual caregivers to attend work). To participate, you must be eligible for full benefits as a University of Arizona employee.

Yes. All eligible employees must complete a new program application each fiscal year.

You will receive an email indicating when the maximum program reimbursement amount has been reached. 

If your application is approved mid-fiscal year, you will have a one-time opportunity to claim any qualifying childcare expenses from the beginning of the quarter in which you were waitlisted. You must submit your claim before the deadline of the first paycheck after your approval.

An Enrollment Verification Form is needed for each additional child or provider. Email the new completed Enrollment Verification Form to for processing. 

No. A child’s birthdate and Enrollment Verification Form are both needed to apply for this program.

Childcare Choice reimbursements are given per household. Reimbursements do not vary based on the number of children within the household.

No. Only approved program participants need to submit Cost Forms.