Peer Institutions

13584554804_6c1ebae9bd_zNorthwestern trails peer institutions in providing support for graduate student parents.  Many universities (both public and private) offer on-campus child care, subsidies for low-income families and single parents, as well as  family resource centers with full time staff to offer student parent counseling and support; NU offers none of these.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of California-Berkeley

University of Pennsylvania

Stanford University

University of Michigan

University of Chicago

  • drop-in Family Resource Center, open six days a week where students can go  for help and information; This center features classes and activities for kids and is run by university staff.
  • 20-page resource guide for student parents;
  • $2,000 stipends for student parents whose family income is less than $50,000/year;

University of Minnesota


Michigan State University


University of Nebraska-Lincoln




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