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Childcare Assistance Programs

Childcare Assistance Programs Available

West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia offer several programs that can be used to offset the cost of child care.

Programs for Everyone

The Child Care Resource Center’s subsidized child care program covers the majority of the cost of direct care for children while eligible parents work, attend training, or are otherwise unable to provide care. The parent fee for child care is based on gross monthly family income and family size. Their website is

To find out if you are eligible for support, call 304-292-7357 or visit their local office at 965 Hartman Run Road, Suite 1103. Verification of eligibility is required. For more information about verification materials, please click here.

Program for Students

The Student Child Care Assistance Program (SCCAP) provides low-income WVU undergraduate students with reimbursement for a portion of their child care expenses. More information about this program is available at this website. For more information contact Student Family Resources at (304) 293-5370 or

Programs for Employees

The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account offered by WVU allows you to put aside money – tax free – to cover dependent care expenses. This benefit is only available during benefits open enrollment. It allows you to reduce your taxable income and keep more of your salary. More information about this program is available at this website.