Postsecondary Child Care Grant

Postsecondary Child Care Grant

books on shelfPostsecondary Child Care Grant Application:
If you will have child care expenses for the time you are enrolled in college, you may be eligible for the Postsecondary Child Care Grant. Awards will be based off of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results for each year you apply. You must take a minimum of 6 credits each term to receive the grant. Please read all criteria and instructions attached to the application. You can find the application on the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website using the links below.

How the Postsecondary Child Care Grant applications are prioritized for awarding:
First – Previous year recipients and on the Waiting List by June 1st are given priority status.
Second – Those on the waiting list by June 1st (not previous year recipients).
Third – After June 1st, awards are made on a first-come first-served basis until funds are depleted.
Fourth – Once funds are depleted students are put on an awarding waiting list in a first-come first-served order in the case additional funding is received.

Application Waiting List, get on it!
Please get on the application waiting list if you would like an application mailed to you. Students who get on this list are given priority status. There is a new application waiting list for each upcoming academic year.  It is usually available in February or March and you need to be on it by June 1st.
2019-2020 Postsecondary Child Care Grant Application Waiting List

Submitting the application.
Once the student and provider sections of the application are both completed and signed, submit the application to:
By Mail:  Central Lakes College, Attn: Becky Davis, Financial Aid Department, 501 W College Drive, Brainerd, MN  56401
By Fax: 218-855-8252, Attn: Becky Davis
By Email:
Questions about the application, contact:  Becky Davis, 218.855.8020                                       

You must have a child care provider selected in order to complete the application.  Please note that once the application has been submitted, you MUST notify the financial aid office of ANY changes thereafter within 10 days. Such changes include, but are not limited to, the amount being paid for child care expenses, switching to a new child care provider or the child is no longer being taken to the child care provider. Failure to do so will result in loss of eligibility for the grant.  Child care provider information is verified for each student. CLC Financial Aid Department awards the grant to the student. The student must use the child care grant to pay the child care provider.

NOW, fill out the application!

2018-2019 application – to be used for Fall 2018, Spring and Summer of 2019. First, use 2016 tax return to complete 2018-2019 FAFSA, then, complete the Postsecondary Child Care Grant Application here:

Postsecondary Child Care Grant Application for 2018-2019 (pdf)

2019-2020 application – to be used for Fall 2019, Spring and Summer of 2020. First, use 2017 tax return to complete 2019-2020 FAFSA, then, complete the Postsecondary Child Care Grant Application. 2019-2020 application will be available in June.

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