Army Fee Assistance Program
- Army Fee Assistance is the Army’s contribution toward the total cost of child care for Army Families.
- Fee Assistance buys down the higher cost of off-post care allowing eligible Families to pay fees comparable to those charged at the Installation or Army Supported Joint Base for full day services. Fee assistance compensates for the difference between a Community Based Provider’s rate and an Installation’s rate for similar services. Calculations for fee assistance are based on provider rate caps.
- The parent rate (parent’s portion) and the amount of fee assistance combined usually equal the provider’s rate.
- This program is not an entitlement program and is subject to the availability of funds, which may be discontinued at any time.
- Families of Active and Reserve Component Soldiers (Guard and Reserve Soldiers must be activated to be eligible)
- Department of the Army Civilians - note policy update below
- Survivors of Fallen Soldiers
- Wounded Warriors currently assigned to a Warriors in Transition Unit or Battalion (WTU/WTB) or Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
- Spouses must be working a minimum of 16 hours or enrolled in school
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