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SAVE [USA] Minnesota Child Care Grant

Scholarship Description

The Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program helps low income students who have young children pay for child care while the student attends classes.

*The student should apply to the financial aid office at his or her school.

Field of Study

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Trades
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Additional Information

  • Type Of Award: SCHOLARSHIP
  • Amount: The maximum award amount is $5,200 per eligible child per academic year. The amount of the award cannot exceed 40 hours of child care per week per eligible child.

    In some instances, the maximum award may be increased by 10 percent to compensate for higher market costs for infant care.
  • Application Deadline: May Vary
  • Level Of Study: UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE
  • Automatic Consideration: NO
  • Renewable: UNSPECIFIED
Minimum Requirement

Minnesota residents who have a child 12 years old or younger (or 14 or younger if the child is handicapped) and whose family size and income qualify for the program. To qualify, students also must:

Be Minnesota residents.
Be enrolled 6-15 credits per term (undergraduates) or 1-6 credits per term (graduates).
Either not have earned a baccalaureate degree and been enrolled full time less than ten semesters or the equivalent, or have a baccalaureate degree and been enrolled full time less than ten semesters or the equivalent in a graduate or professional degree program. Students who have withdrawn for active military service after December 31, 2002 are given an extra term of eligibility.
Not have defaulted on a student loan.

The student must not be receiving assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). Individuals receiving MFIP at this time should contact their County Social Office of Higher Education to get additional information about child care assistance.