Practicalities for the USI community

Financial Benefits for families

In Ticino, compulsory schooling begins at the age of 4. Children under 4 years of age can attend, for a fee, the nurseries recognized by the Canton.

In order to offset the fee paid for the placement of child/dren in childcare facilities during the work or study time, in the case of limited income and if at least one member of child/ren’s family unit is a beneficiary of Riduzioni dei premi dell’Assicurazione Malattia (RIPAM), USI employees and students can request a financial support for the payment of the fee of the custody of their children on nurseries or day-care families.

The USI financial support corresponds to a sum equal to 100% of the Aiuto soggettivo for RIPAM beneficiaries recognized by the Canton to the family for their child/ren custody during work or study.

The request must be sent, via e-mail or via regular mail, to the Equal Opportunity Service using the appropriate form with the required attachments.
For more information, see the Rules, and contact the Equal Opportunities Service. Equal Opportunities Service




Updated on: 06 October 2022