PIC began awarding tuition assistance in 1986 in order to help those families who do not qualify for child care subsidies due to household income, but who cannot afford full tuition at PIC.
In 2015, PIC awarded close to $40,000 in tuition assistance to children enrolled in our early learning, after school and summer camp programs. Every family requesting assistance received some level of support.
Any family enrolling at The Parent-Infant Center is welcome to apply for financial assistance. Few awards are for more than $1,500 and priority is given to families whose income does not exceed 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
The application deadline is May 31 for the fiscal year starting July 1. Applications must be accompanied by a current tax return to verify income. Families are notified about scholarship awards by June 15. Families who have received assistance in the past, may re-apply each year, but must complete a new application form and submit current tax information. We understand that individual circumstances change in the course of any year; requests are accepted throughout the year from families in need.
Throughout the year, PIC's Board of Directors, committed volunteers, current and alumni families, and staff actively fundraise in order to to make high-quality child care accessible to these families. Please support our annual ArtStart fundraiser that helps build our Tuition Assistance Fund or make an online donation today.