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TGS Graduate Student Childcare Grant

Balancing the demanding work of parenting while attending graduate school can be daunting. Northwestern helps eligible graduate students by offering portable childcare grants. 

Effective October 1, 2016 Northwestern offers portable childcare grants for eligible PhD and MFA graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School (TGS).

 Complete TGS Graduate Student Childcare Grant application.

About the TGS Graduate Student Childcare Grant

Eligibility requirements

Subsidy amounts & limits

Application Deadlines

Tax information

In accordance with the IRS regulations, employer provided dependent care assistance is considered taxable income. Childcare fee assistance for U.S. students must be reported when filing your U.S. tax return.  Childcare fee assistance to nonresident students is subject to 14% federal taxation and reported on Form 1042-S. For more information, see IRS Publication 970, “Tax Benefits for Education” and IRS Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities.


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