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Financial Aid for Childcare

PHSC has grant money to help students pay for licensed child care at TodayCare at PHSC. If you are an eligible PHSC student, you may be able to receive this assistance. Students attending classes at the West Campus must use TodayCare for the entire term to receive the full value of the award.

Eligible students with two children in the center may receive a multi-child award. This equates to the amount of their original award plus an additional award at ten percent off the original amount. For example, for a parent has a child in the center and is awarded $600, and has an additional child in the center, the total award would be $1,140 ($600-original award plus an an additional $540-original award less ten percent).

Child Care Grants 2014-2015
Fall/spring
credit hours
Expected family contribution (EFC) from Student Aid Report
0-500 501-1000 1001-1500 1501-2000 2001-2500
6-8 credits $650 $600 $550 $500 $450
9-11 credits $700 $650 $600 $550 $500
12+ credits $750 $700 $650 $600 $550

For summer grant awards, student smust be enrolled in three or more credit hours and may be awarded between $250 and $650 for the summer term.

To be considered eligible for these funds, students must meet the following criteria:

  • At least half-time enrollment at PHSC (six plus credit hours for fall and spring and three plus credit hours for summer term)
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the current year FAFSA
  • Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0-2,500 on the Student Aid Report
  • Have the child(ren) enrolled at TodayCare at PHSC, the on-campus daycare center on the West Campus
  • Submit a completed application [PDF]

Awards are subject to verification of required documents and the availability of federal funds. If you believe you meet the criteria, complete the application [PDF] and mail or hand deliver it to PHSC’s Financial Aid office by the following priority deadlines:

October 3, 2014 - Fall term
February 13, 2015- Spring term
June 4, 2015 - Summer term

Students must re-apply each term.Applications submitted after these dates will be considered only if funds are still available.

Child Care Grant application

To request a brochure or for more information contact:

Jayne Goldstein, Director
TodayCare Children’s Center at PHSC
727-848-1418
JGoldstein@phsc.edu