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Undergraduate Student Parent Grants

In collaboration with Associated Students Community Affairs Board (AS CAB), the Non-traditional Student Resource Center provides childcare grants for additional care during midterms and finals to currently enrolled, undergraduate students with dependents. To learn more about CAB click here.

Undergraduate students are solely eligible for the child care grants and zoo passes because only undergraduate students financially contribute to the Associated Student fund which pays for the grants and zoo passes.

Paper applications are available at both the Non-traditional Student Resource Center and the front desk of the Women’s Center. Applications can also be downloaded from the CAB website and the Non-traditional Student Resource Center website.

There are three turn-in dates each quarter for grant applications; two for midterms and one for finals. Students are eligible for funding twice a quarter, once for midterms and once finals.

Although students can only apply once for midterms, there are two turn-in dates to accommodate students with earlier or later midterms. Applications for midterms are due to the front desk of the Women’s Center or the Non-traditional Student Resource Center either Wednesday of Week 2 or Wednesday of Week 4.

All childcare grant applications for finals are due by Wednesday of Week 6.

After applications are turned in, they are held until the turn-in date and then processed as a group. The approved applications are then sent to AS CAB within two days (by Friday) for final approval.

Once approved by CAB, the checks are prepared, signed, and sent to the AS Ticket Office for pickup. You will be notified by email when your check is available for pickup, usually 10 – 14 days after the official turn-in date.

Contact information:     

  • Non-traditional Student Resource Center (805) 893-5869

  • Associated Students Community Affairs Board (805) 893-4296

  • Associated Students Ticket Office (805) 893-2064


Graduate Student Parent Childcare Grants

Financial support is available for graduate student parents to promote graduate student success during certain required milestone activities of the graduate program and times when students have need (e.g., conference attendance, dissertation workshop, emergency, etc.).

Approved graduate students with single-child households will receive an award of $250; graduate students with more than one child will receive an award of $150 per child. Grants are limited to one award per graduate student household per quarter, with a maximum of five awards allowed during a student’s academic tenure at UCSB.

For more information, click here.



Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County

The mission of Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County is to develop strong and healthy families by providing education, care, and resource systems to children, their parents, and caregivers, with a special emphasis on low income and under-represented children and families.

This organization provides information and support to eligible parents who need help paying for the cost of childcare. Parents can access numerous programs, including the Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) for subsidized care, a single countywide list of all children from income-eligible families who are waiting for subsidized childcare (agencies with state subsidies contact families from the CEL when they have openings). For more information, visithttp://www.sbfcc.org or call (805) 963-6631.



Orfalea Family Children Center and University Children’s Center

The Orfalea Family Children’s Center (located on West Campus) and the University Children’s Center (located in the Student Resource Building) provide childcare as well as resource and referral services for UCSB students, staff, and faculty. UCSB student parent families receive a reduced childcare tuition rate, which is subsidized by the Children’s Center support lock-in fees. Visit http://childrenscenter.sa.ucsb.edu for general information.

Income- and need-eligible families can apply for free and subsidized tuition through the Children’s Center California Department of Education contracts. A limited number of childcare tuition scholarships are also available for income eligible UCSB families through the Chancellor’s Scholarship fund.

If you are in need of financial assistance to defray childcare costs, visit http://childrenscenter.sa.ucsb.edu/ToEnroll/FinancialAssistance.aspx


Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County

The mission of Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County is to develop strong and healthy families by providing education, care, and resource systems to children, their parents, and caregivers, with a special emphasis on low income and under-represented children and families.

This organization provides information and support to eligible parents who need help paying for the cost of childcare. Parents can access numerous programs, including the Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) for subsidized care, a single countywide list of all children from income-eligible families who are waiting for subsidized childcare (agencies with state subsidies contact families from the CEL when they have openings). For more information, visit

http://www.sbfcc.org or call (805) 963-6631.