Additional Funding Sources
Dependent Health Care
Enrolled graduate students are eligible to apply for reimbursement for health insurance costs up to $140 per month (rate effective for costs as of September 1, 2020), per dependent. Complete the request form and submit appropriate documentation. The reimbursement will be paid as a miscellaneous payment through payroll on the next available pay period following submission. Reimbursements are subject to applicable income taxes. Only enrolled graduate students are eligible, and students who are completing their studies should be sure to submit their request form at least one month prior to the end of their final term.
Parent Support Program
The Parent Support Program has been established through a collaboration of the six academic Divisions. The goal of this program is to provide financial support to graduate student parents with demonstrated financial need. Interested parents are invited to fill out an application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by at least two members of the Graduate Office. Selected applicants will receive an annual stipend supplement of up to $10,000 annually, to be disbursed monthly. This award is considered taxable income, and students must be enrolled to receive this benefit. For further information on selection and the funding process, please contact the Graduate Office.
Student Affairs Program Fund
Student Affairs provides funds to student clubs or organizations that provide campus-wide programs at Caltech. The Student Affairs Program Fund is intended for social, cultural, and recreational events and activities that encourage participation from the student community. Our goal is to assist student organizations not only with funding for their programs, but also to help with ideas, support, planning, and organization. The general guidelines for acquiring funding can be found on the Student Affairs website under Program Funding. In order for a funding proposal to be submitted, the student organization must first open a club account with the Bursar's office. If you have questions about the funding process, please contact the office of the Student Affairs Business Administrator at 626-395-3208.