Proof of Continuing Education

Please update CSEA if your child’s status needs to be verified because your child is turning 18 years of age within the next few months or the Fall semester is approaching.  Please update CSEA if your child:

  • Is continuing school full-time
  • Is no longer attending school
  • Is graduating at the end of the term and will not be continuing school on a full-time basis
  • Changes from full-time to part-time enrollment status or withdraws from school

For children over 18 years old, Fall proof for your child is due by July 15, 2022. CSEA will suspend the disbursement of current child support unless we receive proof that your child is or has been enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university or vocational institution for the next school term. Required proof to continue child support: If your court order requires the Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) to continue paying child support when the child attends a college or university full-time, you must provide CSEA proof to show that the child is or will be attending an accredited university or vocational institution. If you do not provide the required documents, CSEA will automatically adjust its records to stop the accrual and collection of current child support.

Please note:

  • Proof is required for every school term you are requesting to continue child support.
  • If proof is submitted late: Once CSEA stops collecting current child support, CSEA shall only reinstate child support commencing the first of the month following the date CSEA receives proof of the child’s full-time uninterrupted enrollment. CSEA will not reinstate child support for any months missed when the obligation was terminated because the agency did not receive timely proof of the child’s continued education.
  • If child support is stopped: If the child support is stopped because the child took a break from school and is now returning to school and you want CSEA to enforce child support, you will need to provide CSEA with a court order that reinstates child support.

What information is required.  Documents showing the child’s continued education status must state: the child’s name, the school’s name, the term or other time period that the document covers, and the number of credits or units taken (or other indication) that verifies that the child is enrolled on a full-time basis. These are some examples of acceptable documentation:

  1. If the child is still attending high school: a letter from the high school’s principal or other authorized officer stating that the child is enrolled in the school. The letter must reflect the institution’s letterhead, identification logo or otherwise acceptable name identifier.
  2. If the child is entering a college or university for the first time: a letter of acceptance for enrollment from the registrar or an authorized officer of the school on the institution’s official stationery with school letterhead and a signed written statement from the child indicating his/her intention to enroll in the college or university on a full time basis (complete form below).
  3. A schedule of classes from the school or printed off the internet, that identifies the term  and year that the student is registered, and the number of term credits or an indicator of the full-time status that the student is registered. At least one of the documents must reflect the institution’s letterhead, identification logo or otherwise acceptable name identifier.
  4. A payment receipt that reflects full time enrollment status, the name of the school, the term that the student is registered, and the student’s name.
  5. The school registrar’s letter on the institution’s letterhead reflecting the full time enrollment status of the student, and the term that the student is registered.