NYU recognizes that caring for ourselves and our loved ones can create stress when work and personal responsibilities compete for our time and limited financial resources. In an effort to support our faculty and staff with their work-family integration, NYU offers referral programs, generous leave policies, and financial assistance programs to help with family care expenses.


Child Care Referrals

Through Carebridge, the confidential, convenient, and no-cost employee assistance program, families in need of child and adult care may seek help and find referrals. For additional child and adult care information and referral support, follow the links below.

Eligibility

  • For Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

Procedures

In addition to the resources provided by Carebridge, eligible members of the NYU community may consult with Health Advocate and Work Life on child care referrals.


Leave Policies

Taking time to care for yourself and your loved ones is important to a healthy work-family balance. These NYU policies are designed to support you with finding this balance. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.


Financial Assistance

NYU recognizes that the costs for starting a family, caring for and educating children, and supporting and caring for an elderly parent or dependent partner can put a strain on your budget.  Below is a listing of financial assistance programs designed to help you.

Please note: This listing provides policy highlights and links only. Other rules may apply. For a complete description of the benefits, please consult the office or website identified. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.


Adoption Assistance Program

NYU has been named an Adoption-Friendly Workplace in the U.S. by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Up to $5,000 (or up to $6,000 for a child with special needs) in eligible adoption expenses is reimbursable to full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.

Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff

Procedure


Back-Up Child Care

Through Bright Horizons, subsidized back-up care in a high-quality child care center or at home is available nationwide to help cover care gaps during school breaks, nanny/sitter vacations, or when you’re traveling for work. Eligible full-time faculty, administrators, and professional researchers can use the program when planned or unplanned interruptions or changes to your usual care arrangements occur that would prevent you from performing your work responsibilities. Learn more about the enhanced benefit and register with Bright Horizons now for when your need for back-up care arises.

Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff

Child Care Scholarship Program

Applications to the Child Care Scholarship Program for the 2020 calendar year will be accepted beginning August 26 through September 9, 2019. The program assists with the cost of child care. 

General criteria include having a dependent child or children who are under the age of five as of January 1, 2020; earning a total annual household income of less than $130,000 in 2018; and requiring child care services so that you and your partner (if applicable) can work.

Submission of salary and household income verification is required within the application. Verification includes: A PDF copy of page 1 and page 2 of your 2018 1040 tax form as well as a PDF copy of your most recent paystub (as well as your spouse or partner, if applicable). If you have a spouse or domestic partner and file taxes separately you must also upload their tax documents.

A completed application as well as registration of your child(ren) within the New York University Benefits Resource Center (BRC) during the application period is required. If your child is covered under the NYU medical plan, no action is needed. If your child is not covered, follow these instructions to Add Dependent(s) to NYU Benefits Resource Center.

Award amounts are based on the number of eligible applications received and vary from year to year; generally, scholarships awarded over the past three calendar years ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. 

Eligibility

  • Available to full-time eligible administrators, professional research staff, and visiting faculty at New York University. 

Procedure


Child Care Subsidy Program (Eligible Local 3882 Office and Technical Staff Only)

Applications to the Child Care Subsidy Program for the 2020 calendar year will be accepted beginning August 26 through September 9, 2019. The program assists with the cost of child care.

General criteria include having a dependent child(ren) under 13 years of age as of January 1, 2020; earning a total annual household income of less than $142,025 in 2018; and having eligible child care expenses while you and your partner (if applicable) are working.

Submission of salary and household income verification is required within the application. Verification includes: A PDF copy of page 1 and page 2 of your 2018 1040 tax form as well as a PDF copy of your most recent paystub (as well as your spouse or partner, if applicable). If you have a spouse or domestic partner and file taxes separately you must also upload their tax documents.

A completed application as well as registration of your child(ren) within the New York University Benefits Resource Center (BRC) during the application period is required. If your child is covered under the NYU medical plan, no action is needed. If your child is not covered, follow these instructions to Add Dependent(s) to NYU Benefits Resource Center.

Award amounts are based on the number of eligible applications received and vary from year to year. 

Eligibility

  • For Eligible Local 3882 Office and Technical Staff Only

Procedure