GCAP Deadlines


The 2019-20 Graduate Child Assistance Program (GCAP) online application form will be available on TigerHub in late July. GCAP online applications are accepted throughout the year; you must reapply each year.

In order to receive the maximum eligible award for 2019-20 graduate students must complete and submit the online application with all required documents by September 30, 2019. The application and substantiation must be fully approved by September 16th in order for students to receive the first month’s allocation in their September pay.  Applications received and substantiated after that date, and which are considered eligible for the September reimbursement, will have the first month’s allocation added to students’ October pay. 

All awards for approved applications received after the deadlines will be prorated.

Students expecting or adopting a new child after the application deadline must complete and submit the online application with all required documents no later than 90 days from the date of birth or adoption. If eligible, your award will be prorated based upon the date the complete application with all supporting documentation is received by The Graduate School. Please do not apply prior to the child's arrival; your application will not be reviewed prior to the birth or adoption of your child.

Claim Filing Deadlines

You have until September 30 to submit claims for reimbursement for your SCCAP for the prior award year. If you do not submit your claim for your GCAP by September 30, any balance of your GCAP award is forfeited.

If you have any questions about the GCAP, please contact Jeanette DeGuire at jdeguire@princeton.edu.

While the University intends to continue the Graduate Child Assistance Program (GCAP) benefit plan, the University reserves the right to terminate or amend the plan, at any time, and for any reason.