Child care financial aid

  1. I'm getting ready to start my prereqs this Summer and Fall and I was wondering how much of child care costs are reimbursed to all of you who get it? What percentage is it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ann
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   JenRNof2005
    None for me, it's all out-of-pocket. The only way I can get reimburssed is if I chain myself to my job (I'm a CNA in a nursing home) as an RN for 2 full years after graduation. No thanks.
  4. by   marilynmom
    I'm not sure if any childcare expenses are reimbursed...I have never heard of that? I know you can take some of it off your taxes at the end of the year but I dont think its ever reimbursed.
    For most its out of pocket or some government help or some pay with it with their whole student loan check.

    Marilyn
  5. by   cna on her way
    With financial aid here in NC you get some extra money in your pell grant for childcare if you include it in your initial form that you fill out. They allow you a certain percentage of the total cost.
  6. by   2ner
    i'm from louisiana and at one time (like back in the mid 90's) they had something called JTPA (think it stands for job training partnership act or something to that effect). they actually had an office in the unemployment office. but they would give students (mind you, you had to meet the eligiblity requirements for financial need), but they paid you x number of dollars (think back then it was like 3 bux an hour) for every hour you were in school that week (you had to basically have ur teacher sign off on a time sheet that u turned in to the office every week), plus they paid your tuition and your books....this was on top of getting a pell grant (you had to apply for that b4 you could get anything going with jtpa). i recently looked into it for a friend and couldn't find any info on it, but you may want to call around and check on it in your area.

    knowledge ought to be free in my opinion, but oh well....

    good luck!
  7. by   maire
    I wish. The gal who watches my son isn't a licensed daycare provider so I can't claim this on my taxes.

    Good luck, though -- let us know what you find out.

    Edited because the "sad face" made a "mad face" for some unknown reason...
  8. by   zannie
    I won't get reimbursed for anything either. I looked on our financial aid application form and there's nothing there for child care!
  9. by   GPatty
    No reimbursement here either!
  10. by   Nurse Izzy
    Here in Alabama there is assistance. Don't know exactly what it's called, but have a friend who received it last year. She wouldn't have been able to attend school, otherwise. Check with your school's financial aid office - they were the ones who were able to help her.
  11. by   kimtab
    If you meet income qualifications you may qualify for State programs. Look on your states website. In GA. it falls under the Dept. of Human Resources but I don't know what it would be in other places. If you don't qualify or don't have the option you could check and see if your school has a childcare center. Many with early childhood education programs have a daycare center onsite and it serves as a lab for the ed. students as well as being a daycare center--so it can be less expensive than other options.

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