Postsecondary Child Care Grant

Postsecondary Child Care Grant

Postsecondary 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. Please read all criteria and instructions attached to the application.

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.

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!

2023-2024 application – to be used for Fall 2023, Spring and Summer of 2024. First, use 2021 tax return to complete 2023-2024 FAFSA, then, complete the Postsecondary Child Care Grant Application.

2023-2024 Application and Instructions Additionally, you may pick up an application from the Campus Welcome Center on the Brainerd Campus or from the Financial Aid Office on the Staples Campus. You may also request one by email at

Application Waiting List (get on it!) — Will you have child care expenses for the 2024-2025 school year? If so, please get on the application waiting list. Students who are on the list will get a 24-25 Child Care Grant Application mailed to them when they become available, and will have priority status.

2024-2025 Child Care Grant Waiting List

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