Get Help Finding and Paying for Child Care  

Thank you for your interest in our Army fee assistance programs. If you do not have access to an on-installation child care provider, you may be eligible to participate in the program. These Army pages offer you detailed information concerning which programs are available and how to apply.  

Army Fee Assistance will be transferring to General Services Administration (GSA). For up to date information on the transition, please visit:

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Additional Eligibility Requirements

For general program eligibility, please view our program description page. Additional eligibility requirements may vary by program. Below is a list of common eligibility requirements for Army Families:

  • Fee assistance programs are provided for children ages birth through 12 years.
  • The Service Member’s spouse must be working at least 16 hours per week or enrolled in school for at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 3 graduate credit hours for the OMCC, MCCYN, ACCYN & ASPYN programs. Temporary assistance is available for spouses who are seeking employment.

All programs require families to use a provider with a state child care license who has been inspected within the last 12 months. For the MCCYN program, providers must meet additional  high quality standards.