The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is making some changes to the Rising STAR Tuition Assistance program. Rising STARS helps cover a portion of tuition costs for early learning professionals. Funding has been secured through June 30, 2019.

Beginning immediately, degree waivers for programs outside of the approved degree list (PDF) will no longer be accepted. If you are already enrolled in a program with a previously approved degree waiver, your funding will continue until your program is completed.

Applications for out-of-state institutions will also no longer be accepted. If you are enrolled in a program at an out-of-state institution, your funding will continue until your program is completed.

To learn more, visit the Rising STARS Tuition Assistance.