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Parent Cohort

cohort.jpgFull-time students in Early Childhood Education, Education or Nursing who qualify can earn up to $725.00 a month per child under 12 to enroll their children in a DES/DHS certified care center or home while enrolled as a full-time student at YC.

Who? Full-time students enrolled in Early Childhood Education, Education, or Nursing (including nursing intent students). This childcare scholarship is limited to those degrees and limited to full-time students only. Parents need to show economic need through filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Demonstrated need for the Parent Cohort program is at or below 165% of Federal Poverty Level, based on family size this could look like:

165% poverty level

Family Size Annual Income limit*
2 $28,743
3 $36,234
5 $51,216

* Verification of income will be required with tax documents and FAFSA.


Current students in these programs can also apply. This subsidy program is dependent upon the availability of DES funding.


When? Starting Fall 2021.


Para Español: Lisa Raygoza, (928) 776-2204


How to apply

  1. Fill out the Intent to apply form . Our Parent Cohort success Coach will be in touch with you.
  2. Fill out FAFSA.
    1. Get started with FAFSA video
    2. Apply for a FSA ID
    3. Complete the FAFSA application using your FSA ID. YC's school code: 001079.
  3. Enroll at YC .