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Student Parents

It is ECEP’s goal to help student parents balance school, work, and family. We reserve a number of spaces for the children of student parents, and also provide subsidies to qualified parents.

To qualify for a reserved space or subsidy, one parent must be a registered UC Berkeley student.


As one of the great public universities, UC Berkeley values access to education as part of its mission. For UC Berkeley student parents and staff, a limited number of subsidized spaces are available. Most subsidy recipients are student parents; some staff may be eligible as well. Parents must meet California Department of Education need eligibility requirements. Check if your family qualifies here.

With subsidized tuition, fees are assessed on a sliding scale based on age of the child and gross income (adjusted for family size according to State Department of Education rankings).

See the Subsidized Application for details.

Questions about subsidies? Please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Marina Moreida, by calling (510) 643-1482.

Full-Fee Placements

A number of full-fee placements are also reserved for student families. Early applications are advisable.

Student parents applying for full-fee placement should fill out the Full-Fee Application.