Scholarship assistance is available. If you know you will need help paying your fees, please contact your School Age Child Care Coordinator without delay.
Families must apply for and be denied Department of Human Services (DHS) assistance before they can be considered for scholarships from the Child Care Network (CCN) or AAPS Community Education and Recreation.
Department of Human Services (481-2000) (formerly FIA). DHS provides subsidies for income eligible families. Families receiving DHS assistance are not eligible for Community Education and Recreation childcare scholarships. DHS families should bear in mind that they will be charged full SACC fees in advance of care, and that DHS contributes reimbursements to their SACC accounts only after care takes place. Families are responsible for payment of any balance not covered by DHS. Note: DHS subsidies do not fully cover the cost of childcare, and DHS families should expect to end up paying 50% to 75% of the cost of care over the course of the school year.
Child Care Network (975-1120). CCN provides scholarships funded by the City of Ann Arbor for children through kindergarten age only. Parents must be working or in school and live within Ann Arbor city limits. Families must request Department of Human Services assistance before pursuing Child Care Network scholarships.
AAPS Community Education and Recreation (994-2300). Rec&Ed offers limited scholarship assistance based on financial need. Rec & Ed scholarships do not fully cover the cost of childcare, and require either a 50% or 75% monthly co-pay by the family.
Families may be eligible to receive DHS or Rec&Ed scholarships, but generally not both. Families need to apply and be denied by DHS and CCN before they can be considered for a Rec & Ed Child Care scholarship.
To apply for a Rec&Ed scholarship please contact the Child Care office at 994-2300.
(Note: If you are applying for a Rec&Ed Child Care scholarship, you must also have or apply for a general Rec&Ed scholarship.)
Rec&Ed Scholarship webpage | Rec&Ed scholarship info / form | SACC scholarship application