Spouse/Non-military Parent School and Employment Requirements

Spouses/non-military parents that do not have a traditional work schedule or that are enrolled in non-traditional school programs may be eligible to receive fee assistance. Please see below to determine if you are eligible for the program based on the spouse/non-military parent’s work schedule or school program.

Non-traditional school programs:

  • Non-term Institutions – Spouses/non-military parents enrolled in non-term institutions that do not operate according to a traditional academic calendar must submit their schedule of classes with all required information, in addition to a receipt/invoice showing they have paid for the classes. These documents will be used to determine your eligibility for fee assistance.
  • Self-Paced Programs – Self-paced programs do not meet the requirement for the fee assistance program and are not accepted.

Non-traditional work schedules:

  • Self-employed – Spouses/non-military parents that are self-employed must submit IRS returns (Schedule C). This will be used to determine the spouse’s wages for purposes of calculating fee assistance. If this information is not available, the family will automatically be assigned to Category IX until verification of spouse income is provided either by pay stubs or tax returns.
  • Substitute Teachers – Substitute teachers must provide one month’s worth of pay stubs that validate at least 25 hours per week to be eligible for full-time care. If they cannot provide evidence of at least 25 hours, they are eligible for part-time care.
  • On-Call Employees – On-call employees must provide one month’s worth of pay stubs that validate at least 25 hours per week to be eligible for full time care. If they cannot provide evidence of at least 25 hours, they are eligible for part-time care.