Graduate Student Services

The SPHC was historically founded, funded and charged to be an undergraduate focused student parent support program for younger at-risk, first BA students with children. With the 2016-17 academic year, graduate students became eligible for the MN State Post-Secondary Child Care Grant (PSCCG), which is co-managed at the University of Minnesota by the SPHC and the Office of Student Finance. With the PSCCG graduate student expansion and the newly established University of Minnesota Student Service Fees Child Care Assistance Scholarship; the Office for Student Affairs has provided funding for a part time dedicated SPHC staff position specifically focused on the needs of graduate student parents during the 2017-18 academic year. This SPHC staff member will provide the primary intake and child-care assistance screening for graduate and professional students, lead a weekly Graduate Student Parent Group and work to determine the programming needs of U of M graduate and professional student parents.

Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance

 
Post-Secondary Child Care Assistance Grant (PSCCG)
A state sponsored child-care assistance grant for undergraduate, graduate and professional students determined to be state residents based on the following criteria.
 
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Child Care Assistance Grant
A university sponsored grant designed to meet the needs of students unable to meet the residency and time-clock or residency eligibility criteria for the PSCCG. International students or all levels are eligible to apply for this assistance scholarship as well.

 

Students interested in being screened for eligibility and receiving an application for either assistance source should call the SPHC front desk to schedule an intake appointment at 612-626-6015.

All grants are on a rolling application schedule until funds are depleted. However, students are encouraged to contact us for screening as early in each term as possible to assure best chance of funding.

Graduate Student Parent Group

Graduate Student Parent Group

 
Meets Weekly Every Tuesday, Noon to 2 PM.
RM 109 Appleby Hall, Conference RM
Lunch Provided

Those wanting further details or to be added to an email list for group announcements may contact the SPHC at sphc@umn.edu. Please put Graduate Student Parent Group in the subject line.

Staff Consultation, Resource and Referral

Staff Consultation, Resource and Referral

Those graduate and professional students seeking assistance with family, economic or other non-advising related issues may contact the SPHC for a staff appointment by calling: 612-626-6015. Child Care Assistance screenings require a scheduled, staff appointment.

Walk-ins can often be accommodated, M-Th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for students who have already completed an intake appointment or who have immediate concerns.