The University of Michigan offers the Child Care Subsidy to students to assist with the cost of child care of their young, dependent children. To align with the university's plans for a public-health informed fall semester, in which students will pursue their education through in person, hybrid, and/or remote formats, the university has temporarily changed eligibility criteria for the Child Care Subsidy beginning fall term 2020.

During this temporary period, child care expenses from any child care provider will be eligible for reimbursement under the subsidy, regardless of the state, country, or agency of licensure. Previously, eligibility was limited to the State of Michigan. Other eligibility criteria for the Child Care Subsidy continue to be in effect.

Additionally, an amendment for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms now allows unlicensed care providers to qualify for the Child Care Subsidy. Additional details are listed below.