Child care subsidy funds available for qualifying student parents

July 17, 2012

Penn State's Office of Human Resources has announced the availability of child care subsidy funds to qualifying student parents for fall 2012. Funds are available through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Office of Human Resources implements the Student Parent Child Care Subsidy Program at all Penn State campus locations with the goal of providing undergraduate and graduate (available at some locations) student parents with financial assistance for safe, quality child care, thereby enabling them to achieve their academic goals.

Student parents also may receive financial assistance for sick and emergency care, summer child care, and care during finals and mid-term periods. Qualifying student parents may utilize this subsidy to assist in child care costs at licensed child care centers and family home providers in their communities. Qualifications are addressed in the application form.

For more information about the program, visit Questions and detailed information about the Penn State Student Parent Child Care Subsidy Program can be directed to Stephanie L. Zezzo in the Office of Human Resources at 800-746-6759 or

Last Updated July 24, 2012