With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the state announced plans to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, which will provide additional support to children and their families as well as for thousands of child care providers with resources.

School-Age Tuition Assistance Program

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program can help you pay for care for your school-age child in need of child care as a result of COVID-19 remote learning schools schedules. To be eligible for this assistance, you must be:

  • a NJ resident;
  • your child must be attending school remotely, either part-time or full-time; and
  • your annual gross household income must be $150,000 or less.

Note, the income cap was increased from $75,000 to $150,000 on October 1. If you previously applied for tuition assistance and were denied because of income, someone will be reaching out to you shortly. 

Tuition rates are:

Provider Type Full-Time Monthly Rate Part-Time Monthly Rate
Licensed Child Care Centers $634.27 $317.14
Registered Family Child Care $526.52 $263.26

This assistance is available until December 30, 2020 and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.

Apply here for the New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program.