Day Care Assistance Program

Thank you for your interest in the Lamar State College Orange Day Care Assistance Program.  The program is designed to lessen the financial cost of day care for qualifying technical students who show a financial need and an ability to benefit from post-secondary education. Program assistance covers $50.00 per week, per child attending day care and is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Grant.

If you do not qualify for Day Care Assistance through Lamar State College Orange, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance through Texas Child Care Solutions

How The Program Works:

Day Care Assistance will cover from the first class day through the last day of the semester or Summer session. The student must be prepared to pay for the first month of day care services while applications are being reviewed. Applicants will be notified by email approximately 3-4 weeks after the first class day as to whether or not they will be receiving day care assistance for the semester.

The day care provider is paid by LSCO once per month after invoice is received from the day care provider. The student will be responsible for paying any remaining weekly cost to the day care provider.

It is the applicant's responsibility to select a day care provider. Applicants may search online at to find providers, obtain phone numbers and locations, and research licensing history and compliance with health and safety standards. Applicants may want to visit the day care under consideration to speak with the caregivers and observe the interaction between the children and staff, as well as speak to other parents who have children attending that day care.


  • Majoring in a Career Technical Education (CTE) program. Please note that taking pre-requisite courses to transfer to the BSN program at Lamar University does not make you a CTE major. Click here to see a list of CTE majors.

  • Registered for a minimum of 6 semester hours during a regular semester (Fall or Spring) and 3 semester hours during the Summer. The Day Care Assistance Program does not cover Mini-sessions.

  • Must qualify for Pell or State grants.

  • Maintain at least 2.0 institutional cumulative GPA.

To Apply for Day Care Assistance:

The deadline to apply for each semester is on the 12th class day of each long semester (Fall or Spring) and on the 4th class day of the full Summer term. 

Please be aware that completing an application does not guarantee that a student will qualify for and/or receive Day Care Assistance.

Applicants must print and completely fill out the application, compile all necessary documentation, and turn everything in to Abbie Skinner in the Advising & Counseling Office (Ron Lewis Library Bldg., Rm. 116). Please sign in at the front desk and indicate that you need to see Abbie. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The selected day care provider must complete a Vendor Information Form and a W-9. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure his/her child care provider completes those forms and they must be submitted with the application.

Questions? Contact:

Abbie Skinner 
Special Populations Advisor
Phone:  (409) 882-3393
Fax:  (409) 882-5096
Ron Lewis Library Bldg., Rm. 116