Effective October 1, 2016 Northwestern offers portable childcare grants for eligible graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School (TGS). The childcare grant can be used for any licensed day care or in-home care provider. These grants are intended to provide graduate student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses and to enable them to pursue their graduate studies. The childcare grant is designed to be flexible so that families can choose the type of childcare best suited to their needs.
Download and complete application along with the supporting documentation. Submit to the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
For additional information, contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources or 847-467-3631.
Generally, Graduate Student Child Care Grant payments paid to U.S. citizens and resident aliens are not reportable to the IRS and are not generally subject to withholding of tax. However, Graduate Student Child Care Grant payments to nonresident aliens are generally reportable to the IRS and are generally subject to withholding of U.S. Federal income tax. For more information on grants, scholarships or fellowships, see IRS Publication 970, “Tax Benefits for Education” and IRS Publication 515, “Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities.