Child Care Assistance

Fall term application is closed, check back on 1/3/22 for the winter term application. All application materials are due to our office (Champinefu Lodge 211) by 12pm on Friday, January 14th. If you applied for fall term and were awarded money, you do not need to reapply.

Child Care Assistance is need based and can pay a portion of your child care expenses for the term. To learn more, call or email the Family Resource Center if you have any questions:  [email protected] or 541-737-5499.

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

**Students with a stay at home parent, do not qualify for the child care assistance program.**

Child Care Assistance offered through the Family Resource Center is funded through OSU Student Fees.  The assistance is separate from any other "child care" related assistance that a student may receive through the State or University such as grants/loans/subsidies, etc.  If you are a student receiving other "child care" related assistance, you may still qualify for Child Care Assistance through the Family Resource Center. 

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


2019-2020 KidSpirit ACES Scholarship for Students

If you have already filled out a Fall Term '19 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 not 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 Family Resource Center office.  KidSpirit offers the ACES program on no-school days throughout the school year.


OSU Financial Aid: Cost of attendance revision

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.


Emergency LOANS

Business Affairs offers short term loans of up to $350.00. Only one emergency loan of any amount is allowed each term, and prior emergency loans have to be repaid before a new one will be issued. For more information visit their website.



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.