The Triton Childcare Fund covers 20-80% of daily childcare costs for a determined number of days per week. Award amounts are based on the following:
- Financial need
- Number of enrolled credit hours
- Campus employment, if applicable
- The rates at your childcare facility
- State subsidy authorization amount
Families with the greatest need will receive the highest percentage. The amount of days per week that a student will receive grant funds is based on the students’ course schedule, necessary study time, and working hours may also be considered. By submitting an application, students give permission for Triton Childcare Fund staff to access personal financial and academic information through UMSL’s Financial Aid and Registrar’s Office to determine eligibility. Changes in enrollment, credit hours, or financial status may reduce or forfeit funding.