Jim Sells Childcare Subsidy

The Jim Sells Childcare Subsidy provides childcare assistance in the form of a subsidy to eligible student families who could not otherwise afford the full cost of child care while attending Portland State University. Students with dependent children who are carrying 8 or more undergraduate or 5 or more graduate/postbac credits are eligible to apply. This program is open to students with children enrolled in either on or off campus childcare.

The program can pay between 10- 50% of the cost of child care, depending on the student's financial need. Even if the deadline has passed, check and see if we still have funds available. Non-resident, international and undocumented students are welcome to apply.  If you have any questions, please stop by or give us a call on 503-725-9878.  Working students who are Oregon residents are encouraged to apply  for Employment Related Day Care Assistance or DHS Child Care Assistance. For More information on Employent Related Day Care (ERDC) CLICK HERE. 


Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Jim Sells Online Application for Fall 2019-Spring 2020

(Must use your pdx login to access)

Continuation Form. Every term after enrolling that your care continues, please submit the appropriate continuation form so we know about your current enrollment status, contact information, coverage needs, etc.


Provider Invoice This form is only to be used if the provider does not offer a billing statement/invoice to parents using their services.


New Provider W-9 If your provider has not had a student with Jim Sells Child Care Subsidy in the past, they must submit this form in order to be paid.


The Appeal Form is for students not meeting Jim Sells requirements, yet feel they have extenuating circumstances that they want us to consider. If you have additional questions about the appeal process,  please email jimsells@pdx.edu