Find the ideal balance between your work and personal life through programs and resources that support you in all facets of life.


Northrop Grumman offers a variety of services to help employees manage their family life. For many people, finding high-quality child care is a crucial element in finding that balance. Others may benefit from resources on applying for college. Learn what’s available to help with these and other family situations.

*Must be on the Northrop Grumman Global Network (NGGN) to use most links.

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 Adopting a child is a joyous occasion, but it can bring unique financial challenges. You can be reimbursed for up to $3,500 for qualified expenses per adoption, with a $7,000 calendar-year maximum.

Note: Represented employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for details.

The Northrop Grumman Adoption Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees up to $3,500 for qualified expenses for one adoption, with a $7,000 calendar-year maximum. Get complete details here, and begin the process by submitting a request form and supporting documents to the HR Service Center via

Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through. Back-up care supplements these arrangements and is a comforting emergency alternative when you need it the most.

Take advantage of up to 10 unplanned/emergency back-up child care or adult/elder care sessions per year at a nominal fee when your regular care provider isn’t available. Options include center-based or in-home care. Visit Bright Horizons for more information.

Receive expert consultation from a Work/Life specialist who will research your needs for child or elder care. A customized information package will be tailored based on your request. Call Work/Life Solutions at 800-982-8161.

Arranging care for a child or adult family member – or even a pet – while you’re away from home can be stressful. To post jobs or view available care providers, visit Bright Horizons.

Employees are eligible for tuition discounts and preferred center placements through Bright Horizons affiliated childcare centers. Visit Bright Horizons for more information.

Northrop Grumman knows that educating your child can be a very stressful and time-consuming task for you and your whole family. Northrop Grumman has partnered with College Coach, an organization with expertise in assisting employees and their families through important educational challenges. This benefit is provided at no cost to Northrop Grumman employees and their families.

College Coach provides access to experts who have worked at top colleges and can give you the guidance needed to help you prepare for college, beginning in elementary school. Take advantage of live events, access to a virtual learning center, personalized assistance through a help desk and one-on-one counseling.

Additionally, College Coach provides excellent guidance for student loan repayment strategies through webinars and 1:1 counseling with experts.

Phone Counseling
Meet with an expert via phone to discuss your student. Learn specific individualized strategies, get credible answers to your questions and save time by consulting with an expert.

Learning Center
The Learning Center offers timelines, FAQs, informative resources, and recorded presentations for your family to explore whenever the time is convenient for you.

Visit the College Coach Portal for more information.

The Northrop Grumman Scholarship for Employees Children (managed by Scholarship America) provides up to 130 scholarships of $2,000 each annually to the sons and daughters of employees. Scholarship America processes the awards.

The Northrop Grumman National Merit Scholarship Program and Special Scholarships offers 55 awards of $2,000 per year for up to four years to the sons and daughters of employees. National Merit Scholarship Corporation conducts the annual application process.

Dependent children of full time Northrop Grumman employees, or part time employees who work 20 or more hours a week, can compete for these scholarships.

Learn more about the Northrop Grumman Scholarship Programs.

One of the most difficult situations we may face in our lives and careers is coping with the loss of someone close to us – a parent, spouse, child, other family member or co-worker. Northrop Grumman will make a donation in memory of lost loved ones to either the Arbor Day Foundation or the Global Giving Foundation. You or a fellow employee can submit a request to remember someone who has passed.

Learn more about In Memory.

The Northrop Grumman paid parental leave policy offers employees two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid time off within the first twelve months following the birth of a child or placement of a child through adoption. Paid parental leave runs concurrently with FMLA job protected time away from work, but it is in addition to time away from work being paid through disability or state provided paid leave. 

Find out more by reading the Paid Parental Leave policy and FAQs.

*Pro-rated for part-time employees

My Pet Protection from Nationwide helps you offer your pets the best care possible. Choose the level of reimbursement and coverage that fits your needs and budget for services that cover accidents, illnesses, and hereditary conditions.

You're free to use any vet and get additional benefits for emergency boarding, lost pet advertising, and more. Plus, a 24/7 vet helpline is available as a free service to all pet insurance members ($150 value).

You can have your pet insurance automatically deducted from your paycheck, just as you do your health insurance premiums.

Go to Nationwide or call 877-738-7874 for more information.

Sitter City  offers access to a comprehensive database of babysitters, nannies (full and part-time), dog walkers, pet sitters and caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping and homework help. Visit Bright Horizons to learn more.

Understand, advocate for, and support your child from birth to young adulthood with personalized guidance and resources. The program provides support for children of all abilities and  a platform with extensive resources and tools (by state); an ask the expert feature; more than 20 webinars focusing on current educational topics relevant to a broad range of educational needs; and offers 1:1 guidance for individual family situations. Visit Bright Horizons and create a Special Needs user account.

Refinance your student loans at a lower rate and save with SoFi. On average, Sofi can save borrowers tens of thousands of dollars.

Visit SoFi for more information.

Receive referrals for elder care services like minor chores and meal preparation, and search for specialized facilities including memory and hospice care, and independent and assisted living communities. Visit Bright Horizons to learn more.