The Family Resource Center (FRC) coordinates information, resources and University initiatives to assist students with children and students managing the care of dependent elders. Students may contact the FRC coordinator at (517) 432-3745 or the website:, for information about programs and services, including the following:

  • A resource and referral service to help student-parents find childcare;
  • An emergency backup childcare service offered at a licensed home and Spartan Child Development Center. The service offers five days of childcare per year per child, at no charge to parents, to meet back-up and emergency childcare needs;
  • Financial assistance which may be available through such sources as local scholarship programs, the MSU Office of Financial Aid, and federal and state government programs;
  • Student-parent support and parenting classes;
  • Childcare offered at Spartan Child Development Center located in the Spartan Village apartment complex. The center attempts to meet the childcare needs of student-parents with a sliding pay scale and varied scheduling options. The Center is licensed for children aged two weeks to six years. Call (517) 353-5154 for enrollment information;
  • Sick-child care is available for mildly ill children in their homes. MSU subsidizes 70% of the cost for Home Instead Aides to provide in-home care.
  • Free pre-finals childcare available the week before finals during fall and spring semesters. Free childcare allows students time to study for final exams.
  • Assistance with elder care issues.