Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance
This grant program is available through a partnership with the Division of Children Youth and Families, Deparment of Health and Human Resources. This tuition assistance is applied toward the cost of one ECE course per term. The goal of this program is to enable individuals working in the field to increase in knowledge and skills, ultimately obtaining and maintaining the NH Early Childhood Professional Development Credential. CCSNH students, employed at least part-time in a NH licensed or license exempt early childhood program, are invited to apply.
Status update: January 15, 2014
Funds are available for this program for the Spring 2014 Term. To be eligible, students must complete and submit our new application form before the end of the drop/add session for the term. You are welcome to fax a copy to our office, but the original with signature must be received by our office by February 4th.
Please know that applications will be processed as quickly as possible. Include your email address so that we can connect with you quickly if needed. Award letters will be sent to eligible students and colleges will be notified of awards.
Eligibility requirements include:
- employment in an approved NH licensed child care program
- registration/participation in an approved ECE course
- Tuition assistance awards are not based on financial need.
100% tuition paid for the students 1st introductory ECE course:
- Foundations of ECE
- Growth & Development of the Young Child
- Health Safety & Nutrition
- Several specific courses including Infant & Toddler Development and Early Childhood Special Needs are also eligible for full tuition awards.
- 50% tuition assistance for other ECE courses; non-ECE courses are not eligible for awards, even if they are required to complete your degree.
- Students are responsible for all other expenses including tuition balances, books and comprehensive fees.
- Apply each semester to be considered for this assistance. Applicants are eligible for only 1 award per semester.
- Applications are processed each term, 6 weeks before courses begin through the end of the drop/add period for the term, or as long as funds are available.
- Applications are processed in the order received by our office.
- Original applications with both employer and student signatures are required. If you choose to fax a copy to our office, you must also mail the signed original application form.
- Specific completion directions are included on the application form.
- Award letters are mailed to eligible recipients indicating the approved course, the award amount, and instructions to ensure the award is applied to your student account.
- Recipients are obligated to maintain employment in the field of early care and education for three months post-course-completion. Individuals leaving the field will be required to repay the award funds received.
- Recipients agree to participate in a short email survey.
- Award letters do not guarantee placement in the course.
- Students are required to complete the course funded through this program. Students dropping late assume the expense of the tuition cost awarded.
Also, be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your CCSNH College to see what other funds may be available to help offset your educational costs.