Winter 2018 Child Care Assistance Program Application- CLosed

The student-fee-funded Child Care Assistance Program application form will be available on the first day of spring term, and is due by noon on April 13th. If you applied during fall or winter term, you do not need to submit a new application, do let us know if anything has changed.

The award can pay for any Licensed, Registered or Exempt* Provider.

*Exempt providers must be listed with Family Connections.

**Students enrolled in only E-campus classes, do not qualify for the child care assistance program.**

For examples of what a complete application looks like, please visit our office or follow one of the following links: Domestic student  |  International student


2017-2018 KidSpirit ACES Scholarship for Students

If you have already filled out a child care assistance program application and would like to apply for the ACES scholarship as well, you need to fill out this application.

If you have no filled out a child care assistance program application, you will need to fill out this application.

Students that are currently registered for classes on the Corvallis campus and are Student Incidental Fee paying are eligible to apply for the KidSpirit ACES scholarship through the Childcare and Family Resources office.  KidSpirit offers the ACES program on 9 no-school days throughout the school year.


OSU Financial Aid Office

Through the OSU Financial Aid Office, students can request that their Cost of Attendance be revised to include their child care costs. You can find the form here. Please submit your completed forms to the OSU Financial Aid Office.



The State of Oregon also has funds available for students to help with child care costs. For more information about the Oregon Student Child Care Grant please visit their website.



Check out the different scholarships available to student parents through the university.



2017-2018 Employee Subsidy- CLOSED

The OSU Friend Raiser Child Care Assistance Fund was created to help offset the high cost of child care for OSU staff and faculty.

This subsidy is funded through an endowment at The OSU Foundation. If you would like to contribute to this fund contact Mike Moran at the OSU Foundation at  Please only contact Mike, if you are interested in donating to the endowment. You can also visit this link to donate.

The application cycle runs for the fall, winter and spring terms (October-June). Applications are only available fall term and are due to our office by October 13th, 2017. If it past this deadline, please check back next fall.

The award can pay for any Licensed, Registered or Exempt* Provider.

*Exempt providers must be listed with Family Connections.

To see an application example please visit our office or click here.


The Faculty/Staff Dependent Care Account

This allows you to save money for child care expenses on a tax-free basis. You may designate a monthly payroll deduction, which is deposited to your spending account. Throughout the year, as you spend out-of-pocket money for eligible dependent care expenses, you submit claims along with your receipts. The spending account administrator will reimburse you from the tax-free money you have set aside in your account. If you use this program, your use of the federal and Oregon child care tax credits will be limited. In general, if your adjusted gross income (including that of your partner, if any) is expected to be more than $25,000, most likely you will be better off receiving reimbursements under the spending account. Contact the Employee Benefits Office, 541-737-2806, 122B Kerr Administration Building, for further information.