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Childcare Subsidy Program

Subsidies will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis for an estimated 20 families being served. Special considerations may be taken into account when deciding the child care subsidies awarded.

The estimated subsidy that will be given is $300 per family each Fall and Spring.

To Apply

Childcare Subsidy Requirements

  • Student must be the parent and/or legal guardian of the child(ren).
  • Child(ren) must live the parent requesting the childcare subsidy.
  • The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 7 credits at WSU Health Sciences Campus (Spokane or Yakima). If the student’s enrollment drops below 7 credits, the student loses eligibility.
  • Student must be using a WA State licensed childcare.
  • Once accepted into the program, the student will be required to submit receipts that total or exceed the subsidy awarded to the Student Success Center ( by October 30th (Fall) and April 13th (Spring). Checks will be sent in December and May.

Finding Childcare Guide and Checklist

Get help from the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families to find childcare in Spokane.

IRS Tax Credits

Learn about the IRS childcare and dependent care tax credit.