Financial Assistance Options

  1. The Great Start School Readiness Program (GSRP) offers preschool four days per week (Monday through Thursday) from September 1 through April 30 each school year.  Children must turn 4 years old before September 1 of that year to be eligible.  Access the application and assessment online.  For additional eligibility requirements, contact  Rita Krans at 906-487-3528 or rita.krans@gretchenshouse.comPlease note this program will not be offered for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  2. Undergraduate, Graduate and low-income employee families should apply for the "Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund." Applications are accepted yearly during June and July with assistance awarded in August.  For questions, contact Rita Krans at 906-487-3528 or
  3. Undergraduate and Graduate students, as well as low-income families should apply for financial assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services. The Department Of Health and Human Service determines eligibility.
  4. Students may also use their overage checks from the Department of Financial Aid to cover childcare costs. Students have the option of taking out a student loan to cover other college related costs including childcare. For more information about Financial Aid contact the Michigan Tech Financial Aid Department at 906-487-2622 .
  5. There are many other assistance programs that may be available to help you.  For more information on what is currently available, contact Rita Krans at 906-487-3528 or
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