Child Care Subsidy Application
Each fall and spring semester, the Center for Student Life provides a child care subsidy to eligible graduate students to assist with child care services. On this page you will find information on eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions. We encourage you to review this information before you apply.
NOTE: Those approved for the subsidy should receive the Bursar credit in December for the Fall semester or May for the Spring semester. Applicants will be notified by email when it is available on your Bursar account.
- Be currently enrolled in full-time graduate degree program (except for School of Medicine) as verified by the University Registrar. (If you are unsure of your status please speak with your academic adviser as we can not determine this for you). You can also find this information on your certificate of enrollment, which you can request on Albert. Click here to view what to look for on Albert.
- Your dependent child must not have reached his/her 6th birthday by the deadline of November 1st for the Fall semester and April 1st for the Spring semester.
- You provide a valid copy of your child's birth certificate that clearly indicates the enrolled student's name, the child's name, and the child's birthday.
Completing the Application
- Complete the online application form by the deadline. For the Fall Semester, November 1st and/or for the Spring Semester, April 1st.
- At the end of the application, you will need to upload a digital copy of the birth certificate with your application. The birth certificate MUST be received by the semester deadline. Late birth certificates will not be accepted.
- Applications will not be processed until after the application closes on November 1 and April 1.
- Subsidy's are usually credited to your Bursar account the month following the semester deadline (December and May).
What is the subsidy program?
It is a financial assistance program provided by the Division of Student Affairs to assist full-time graduate students who have a child under the age of 6 with the cost of childcare. Students can apply for the subsidy in the fall and spring semesters. The maximum amount is $300 per semester for eligible applicants.
How much is the subsidy?
$300 per eligible student per semester (fall and spring only). The subsidy is limited to one per student, not per child.
When do I need to apply by?
The deadline for fall is November 1. The deadline for spring is April 1.
I have more than one child. Can I get a subsidy for each child?
No. The subsidy is one credit per student, not per child.
I missed the fall deadline. Can I still apply?
You may apply for the spring subsidy. We will not accept late applications.
I am taking summer classes. Can I get the subsidy credit then, too?
The subsidy is only offered in the fall and spring semesters.
Do I need to apply each year while attending NYU?
Yes, students interested in the subsidy must apply each academic semester (Fall and Spring) that they are interested. We do not keep old applications on file for your privacy.
When will I receive the subsidy?
Applications are processed at the end of each semester. If you are approved, you will receive a confirmation that a subsidy credit will be awarded to your account. Traditionally, the fall credit will be awarded in December, and the spring credit is awarded in May.
How will I receive the subsidy?
If there is a balance on your account (i.e., library fees, next semester's tuition), the $300 will go directly towards that balance. If you have a zero balance, the Bursar's Office will issue a check to your registered address. If you are an international student you will be issued a check through Accounts Payable that will be available for pick up at the Graduate Student Life at the Center for Student Life (located in the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Sq South, 7th Floor).
How can I check to see if a credit has been awarded?
First, you will have received a confirmation email stating that you have been approved for the credit. If the semester has ended and you have not received your credit, please check your Bursar's statement, by logging on to Albert at albert.nyu.edu.
If you do not receive your credit before the end of the semester, email email@example.com before the start of the next semester.
Can I fax my child's birth certificate?
Unfortunately we cannot accept faxed copies. Please attach the birth certificate to your childcare application. If you are unable to do so at the time of your application, please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know if I have full-time status?
Full-time status is defined differently by each school, academic department or program. You can view your status by using the Enrollment Verification option on Albert.
For questions about your enrollment status, you will need to speak with your academic advisor or an administrator in your academic area of study to find out if you have full time status.
Who is eligible for the subsidy?
Graduate Students who are enrolled full-time in matriculated coursework at NYU and have a child under the age of 6. Students who are not eligible include part-time graduate students, certificate students, continuing education students, undergraduate students, and NYU School of Medicine students.
Is this the same subsidy as provided in the Graduate Student Union Agreement?
This subsidy is provided by the Division of Student Affairs and is a different subsidy than the one provided as a part of the NYU Graduate Employees Covered Under the NYU/UAW Local 2110 Contract.
Students meeting the Childcare Subsidy eligibility may receive this subsidy in addition to whatever is provided by the Local 2110 Contract (if eligible).
Email: email@example.com for questions about the GSOC Subsidy.