Family Connections Program Application is closed

Thank you for your interest in the Family Connections Program. The application is now closed. If you started or submitted an application and need to make changes or updates, please email the program manager at

Spring 2021 Application Timeline

The Spring Application is for benefits to begin in Fall 2021. If you have completed an application we will review the materials provided to ensure that you meet our eligibility requirements. We will then notify you via email as to whether you will move on to an applicant meeting with our program committee, or if your application is declined. If accepted into the program, you will be required to attend a virtual orientation meeting before the Fall 2021 term begins.

Spring application timeline (for funding to begin Fall 2021)

  • April 1:       Application opens online and remains open until April 30
  • April 30:     Application closes and review begins
  • May 31:      Applicant meeting invitations sent/ Decline letters sent (via email)
  • Jun 8 – 22:  Applicant meetings take place (40-minute meeting via Zoom)
  • June (various):    Award letters sent to accepted student parents (via email)
  • July 6-9:     Required program orientation meeting for accepted student parents – multiple times will be available throughout the week.
  • October 1:  Childcare assistance begins for new cohort of student parents.

IMPORTANT: If your application is 100% completed (including the correct required documents received) you will be contacted by the dates above. If your application is incomplete or you have uploaded incorrect documents, we will not be able to process your application. Please ensure you have uploaded the documents that are required. For more details please visit the What to Expect portion of our website.

Please note the Family Connections Program is NOT COVID-19 assistance, but rather an established, ongoing program to assist parents in completing their degree.

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Goodwin Connections is committed to assuring equal access to services, programs, and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of the Goodwin Connections to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individuals to apply. Further, it is the policy of the Goodwin Connections to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers. If you need accommodation, please contact us at or 206-526-7944 ext. 4

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