Lindgren Child Care Center




Members of the university community must meet one of the following criteria to enroll children in the Lindgren Child Care Center:

  • Undergraduate student taking three or more credits per semester (three per summer session);
  • Graduate student taking three or more credits per semester (three per summer session);
  • Students who stop-out of school to work over the summer, but have met the student eligibility requirements the previous spring semester and will meet student eligibility requirements the subsequent fall semester may also use the center during the 12 weeks of summer session.
  • Staff/faculty status will apply to families where at least one supporting parent is employed at St. Cloud State. Student status will preempt staff/faculty status when one supporting parent maintains full-time St. Cloud State enrollment, 12 undergrad or six graduate credits each semester.
  • Parents may arrange child care hours to accommodate class, study or work schedules according to need.


There is a fee differential for student parents and faculty/staff parents, as well as a differential based on age of the child. The cost of child care services at Lindgren Child Care Center is generally less for student parents than it would be at a comparable center in the St. Cloud community. To find out if you qualify for Post Secondary Child Care Assistance, visit the Student Registration & Financial Services website.

View the Fee Schedule.

Payment FAQ

How does the billing process work?

You are billed for your child care at the beginning of each month. We calculate your charges based on how you completed your enrollment form and place those charges on your student account. Account information is available electronically. You must monitor your account online; we do not send out invoices.

Do I pay when my child is not in the center?

Yes. You are billed according to your child's registration, not actual attendance.

Where do I pay?

You pay at the Cashier's Office, Administrative Services 123.

What about Final's Week?

You will be billed for Final's Week the same way you are billed for the regular weeks. We will ask you to supply us with new contact information about that week, as your schedule may be different than during the semester.

Do you accept third party contracts?

We are happy to work with families who have third-party assistance in payment of their child care costs. It is the responsibility of those families to maintain current contracts with their counties, as child care charges are posted to these student accounts as well. Counties all pay after the month of service, and because of this lag it is imperative that clients maintain current contracts in order to register on-time and avoid holds.

Application procedure for waiting list

We do all of our enrollments from a contact wait list. To begin the process, either print this Waiting List/Application Form or call the center at 320-308-3296 to request one. 

The address and telephone information you supply on this form will be used to notify you regarding openings. The date we receive the completed form from you determines your placement on the wait list.

If there is an opening in the age group classroom that you request, we will notify you immediately.