New grant assists international student parents

Monday, November 20, 2017

When Yuko Yadatsu moved from Japan to Minnesota to pursue her master’s degree, she had no plans of having a baby while in school.

Almost two years later, Yadatsu balances classes at the University of Minnesota and cares for her 7-month-old son with support from a new child care grant.

The $150,000 grant, called the University Student Service Fees Child Care Assistance Grant, is awarded to the University's Student Parent Help Center each year. All fee-paying University students are eligible, and individual awards are determined on a case-by-case basis. 

This grant differs from other University child care grants because it accepts applications from out-of-state and international student-parents, said SPHC Director Susan Warfield.

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