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.


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.

COVID-19 Child Care Grant

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and impacted many facets of our lives, and we understand the undue burden placed on working families. Responding to this need we are pleased to announce the COVID-19 Child Care Grant. For the academic year 2020-2021, NYU has established a grant to provide temporary support for families at NYU who are full-time faculty and employees facing new or increased costs in child care expenses due to COVID-19-related child care/school disruptions or closures. The grant will be made available on a reimbursement basis of up to $1,800 per family, subject to applicable tax withholdings. Grants will be awarded until the maximum grant pool has been reached.

Full eligibility requirements can be found here. Minimum requirements include:

  • Applicant must be a parent/legal guardian of a child(ren) whose age in calendar year 2020 is 10 years and under (or under age 18 for a child(ren) who has an Individualized Family Service Plan [IFSP], an Individualized Education Program [IEP], or a 504 Plan).
  • Applicant’s annual total compensation (including additional compensation, bonus, overtime, etc.) in 2019 was less than $130,000. (For new hires after 1/1/2020, applicant’s anticipated annual total compensation in 2020 should be less than $130,000.)

Eligibility

  • NYU-NY full-time faculty, administrator, professional researcher, or staff

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Adoption Assistance Program

NYU is ranked in the top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces and #2 in the Industry of Education. 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

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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 2021 calendar year will be accepted beginning August 24 through September 7, 2020. 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, 2021; earning a total annual household income of less than $130,000 in 2019; 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 2019 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. 

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

Applications to the Child Care Subsidy Program for the 2021 calendar year will be accepted beginning August 24 through September 7, 2020. 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, 2021; earning a total annual household income of less than $142,025 in 2019; 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 2019 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


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.