Important Funding Update

The federal funding for the WVU Student Child Care Assistance Program (SCCAP) has recently been cut effective September 30, 2017. Currently, the WVU Student Child Care Assistance Program (SCCAP) is not accepting NEW APPLICANTS (anyone who has not already received an approval letter from WVU Student Family Resources) for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

Options are currently being explored by the University to continue funding for the SCCAP program. Any future announcements regarding potential changes will be made posted on our website and Facebook page - WVU Student Family Resources.  Please do not call or visit our office with this question.

You can be proactive
Anyone wishing to support the request for continuing the Student Child Care Assistance Program (SCCAP) can do so by writing a brief paragraph describing how the financial assistance has helped (or could help) your family pursue your studies and graduate from WVU. Your paragraph of support can be emailed to

Student Child Care Assistance Program

West Virginia University is pleased to offer a program to help offset the costs associated with quality child care for students who are parents. The Student Child Care Assistance Program (SCCAP) provides low-income program eligible WVU students with financial assistance for a portion of their child care expenses. SCCAP uses a sliding scale providing financial assistance to several students with limited funds. The eligibility guidelines for the program are summarized below.

  • Applicant must be a full-time low-income WVU student enrolled at the main campus.
  • Applicant’s child(ren) must be 0-12yrs of age.
  • Spouse or partner of student must be working more than 20 hours per week or taking a minimum of three credit hours at WVU during each term that assistance is requested.
  • Students must apply for child care assistance through the Child Care Resource Center at 304-292-7357 prior to completing the West Virginia University Student Child Care Assistance Program application. SCCAP Policies and Guidelines

SCCAP Polices are listed here:  SCCAP Policies and Guidelines . Students may inquire with questions to the WVU Student Family Resources office. To apply for assistance, students may download and complete an application by clicking on the link below or request an application from Student Family Resources: or 304-293-5370 or PO Box 6851 Morgantown, WV 26506.

For new applicants

SCCAP Application

For students previously enrolled in SCCAP

SCCAP Continuation Request Form

The completed application and all required support documentation must then be submitted to:
WVU Student Family Resources
One Waterfront Place
6th Floor Room 6113
PO Box 6851
Morgantown, WV 26506

Child Care Providers will submit an invoice to SFR by the end of the month to provide student expense verification in order for the provider to receive reimbursement.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis as long as funding is available.

Employee Child Care Assistance Program

West Virginia University offers benefit eligible employees a Child Care Assistance Program designed to help offset the costs associated with child care. The program provides a mechanism for distributing the University’s limited child care resources to employees on a sliding scale, thus providing financial assistance to a large number of employees.

For more information and to obtain the enrollment application visit: Child Care Financial Assistance or contact the Division of Human Resources, Benefits Office (293-5700 ext. 4).