California Department of Education Contract

California Department of Education Child Care Tuition Subsidy

The California Department of Education Child Development division contracts with UCLA Early Care and Education to provide services to a limited number of low-income student families. A State formula using number of family members and family gross monthly income establishes priority in the applicant pool. Any change of income or number of family members will affect your admission priority status. It is very important to call us if your information changes at (310) 825-5086.

Eligibility for the State Program

To be eligible for the state program, the total household monthly gross income must be equal to or lower than the levels shown in the chart below. If there are two parents in the home, the second parent must also be a full-time student (at any school) or working full time. Contracts are prioritized; undergraduates and families with the lowest gross monthly household income are considered first.

Note: If your family exceeds the total household gross monthly income limit during your applicant pool period, you will be removed from the contract applicant pool and will be placed in the non-contract (fee paying) applicant pool. These income limits are effective as of July 1, 2020. If your family exceeds the total household gross monthly income limit you may be eligible for an Endowed Child Chair Scholarship.

Family members in home (children and adults)1-23456
Total Household Gross Monthly Income*$5,540$6,157$7,069$8,199$9,330

* If your income varies from month to month, average your income over the past 12 months to find your household gross monthly income. Income of any siblings living at home who are age 18 or over must be included in this total. 


Early Care and Education
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 825-5086 | Fax: (310) 825-4449


Box 951785
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1785