Program Eligibility and Guidelines
Below is a summary of the CCSG Program Guidelines. For full details, please review the 2024 CCSG Program Guidelines.
To be eligible for the CCSG, you:
Who is not eligible?
Undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees are not eligible for this program.
If you share a household with the parent of your child(ren), they are considered your co-applicant and must meet one of the requirements listed here. You will need to provide their financial documents in order to be considered for assistance.
If you are married, have a registered domestic partner, or share a household with the parent of your child(ren), they must be:
If your spouse or partner is able to work but is currently unemployed, please apply when they obtain employment. If that occurs after the current application period, please refer to the Application Period Calendar shown above to confirm the next available application period.
Your Child(ren) Must Be…
You must have a household income of $216,000 or less per year.
You must prove your financial need by submitting appropriate tax and wage documentation. This includes a copy of your 2021 or 2022 tax return(s) and current pay stubs. The household income calculation is based on all the financial documents submitted with each application, not the Adjusted Gross Income reported on your 1040.
The following chart shows how the grant awards are calculated based upon a projection of your household income and the age(s) of the child(ren) in question.