If you are in need of a part-time job, please do not hesitate to visit the Twardowski Career Development Center on the second floor of Lawrence Hall. The Career Center will be able to provide you with a list of part-time jobs, full-time jobs, or summer jobs in the area. Look for a job, build your resume, consider future careers, and more!
WIC is a government funded program that specializes in providing healthy nutritional foods and advice to pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five years old. It is very simple to apply, and can come in very handy for you and your child while you are in school.
WCU does not have any specific scholarships for student mothers. However, if you look around you may be able to find scholarships through other organizations that will help to provide you with funding for school. It is possible to receive state grants for being an independent student with a child (dependent). The links below may help you find funding for school as a parent. Stop by the Financial Aid office and ask to see the Scholarship Binder, because there are scholarships listed in the Scholarship Binder that may not necessarily be available to view online.
Health Care Information
There are many insurance companies that will cover children, however CHIP is an insurance program especially for children and is solely dependent upon your current income. If you currently do not have an income or are below CHIP’s income guidelines, CHIP will forward your application to Medicaid and your child may be insured for no cost at all.
FOR YOUR CHILD
West Chester University has a daycare for children between the ages of three and five years old. If your child is not in this age range, look into the links below. Based on income guidelines there is a government program known as "subsidized daycare" that can provide funding for daycare for your child. Sittercity.Com and Superpages.Com also offer babysitting listings.
Children’s Consignment Clothing Stores
Children are constantly growing! If you are a college student with limited financial resources, it can be hard to provide clothing for your growing child. The stores below carry inexpensive children’s clothing and are located in the West Chester area. Check them out!
If you choose to breastfeed, the Women's Center can help. We are currently working hard to get breastfeeding stations placed in different areas around campus for student moms who breastfeed their little ones. In the meantime, the Women's Center can provide you with a private place to breastfeed. Just contact us and ask! Additionally, La Leche League is an organization that provides support for breastfeeding mothers.