Lindgren Child Care Center




Parents may arrange child care hours to accommodate class, study and work schedules.

Enrollment criteria:

  • 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 leave school to work for the summer, but met the eligibility requirements spring semester and will meet eligibility requirements fall semester 
  • Staff/faculty status applies to families in which one supporting parent is employed at St. Cloud State
  • Student status preempts staff/faculty status when one supporting parent maintains 12 undergraduate credits or six graduate credits each semester


There is a fee differential for student parents and faculty/staff parents and a differential based on age of the child.

Our cost of child care services is generally less than it would be at a comparable center in the St. Cloud area. 

Payment FAQ

How does the billing process work?

You are billed for child care at the beginning of each month. Charges are based on how you completed your enrollment form and submitted your student account. 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?

Cashier's Office in Administrative Services, Room 123.

What about finals week?

Finals week billing is no different. We will ask for new contact information that week, as your schedule may be different.

Do you accept third-party assistance?

Yes. It is your responsibility to maintain the contract with your county. Counties typically pay following a month of service. 

Wait list

We enroll families from a wait list. 

The date we receive a completed form determines your placement on the wait list. The address and telephone number on the form will be used to notify you about openings.