2020-2021 Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program Application Instructions – Rochester Community and Technical College
Minnesota resident is:
1. a student who has resided in MN for purposes other than postsecondary education for at least 12
consecutive months without being enrolled at a postsecondary institution for more than five
undergraduate or one graduate credits in any term; or
2. a dependent student whose parent or legal guardian resided in MN at the time the 2020-2021 FAFSA
was completed; or
3. a student who graduated from a MN high school, if the student was a resident of MN during the
student’s period of attendance at the MN high school and the student is physically attending a MN
4. a student who, after residing in the state of MN for a minimum of one year, earned a high school
equivalency certificate in MN; or
5. a student who is a member (or spouse/dependent of a member) of the armed forces of the United
States stationed in MN on active federal military service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5c; or
6. a spouse or dependent of a veteran, as defined in section 197.447, if the veteran is a MN resident; or
7. a student (or spouse of) who relocated to MN from an area that is declared a presidential disaster area
within 12 months of the disaster declaration, if the disaster interrupted the person’s postsecondary
8. a student defined as a refugee under United States Code, title 8, section 1101 (a)(42), who, upon arrival
in the United States, has moved to MN and has continued to reside in MN.
9. a student eligible for resident tuition under section 135A.043; or
10. an active member, or a spouse or dependent of that member, of the state’s National Guard who resides
in Minnesota or an active member, or a spouse or dependent of that member, of the reserve component
of the United States armed forces whose duty station is located in Minnesota and who resides in
11. a student whose spouse meets the definition of a Minnesota resident.
Question #9 on application – Child with a disability is: A child who has a hearing impairment, blindness,
visual disability, speech or language impairment, physical disability, other health impairment, mental
disability, emotional/behavioral disorder, specific learning disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, multiple
disabilities, or deaf/blind disability and needs special instruction and services, as determined by the
standards of the commissioner, is a child with a disability.
A child without a disability is: A child with a short-term or temporary physical or emotional illness or
disability, as determined by the standards of the commissioner, is not a child with a disability.
Question #11 on application – Other sources of child care funding: Answer “yes,” if you are receiving child
care funding from another source. Examples are: the child’s other parent is receiving the Postsecondary
Child Care Grant, your employer is helping to pay your child care costs, you receive Basic Sliding Fee child
care assistance from the county, you receive an Early Childhood scholarship, you receive any other
assistance to help pay for daycare costs, other parent is receiving any of the above or a discounted day care
rate, or your ex-spouse is required to cover a portion of child care costs per divorce decree, etc.