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Welcome to the Student Parent Resource Hub!

College students with children - student parents - make up more than 25% of the college population in the U.S., and need support to help balance caregiving and financial responsibilities with work, study time, and class. At Iowa State University, we have many ways to assist you as a student parent. We are here to help in identifying resources, locating policies, learning about programs and connecting to peers.

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This Month's Resource

Student Wellness Program

ISU Thielen Student Health Center

2647 Union Drive


Early intervention programs, awareness activities, health protection programs, etc.

For additional family resources at ISU and in the Ames and Story County area, check out the ISU Family Resource Guide.

News & Important Dates

CAP - Childcare Assistance Program Scholarships Now Available

1 Aug 2017

CAP provides scholarships to assist student parents with their child care expenses while they are attending ISU. Students may be awarded up to $750 per academic semester. 

All student parents are encouraged to apply, regardless of classification: undergraduate, graduate, professional/Veterinary Medicine, international, special students, and students enrolled less than full time.

Visit our Financial Assistance page to complete an application.


22 Aug 2017

University Community Childcare (UCC) has openings for their Cheerful Cheetah Preschool program, for children 3 to 5 years old.

  • Monday-Firday mornings (8:30-11:30 a.m. OR 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • Program begins September 5, 2017

For more info, call 515-294-9838, email univcc@iastate.edu, or visit our wesbsite at http://www.universitycommunitychildcare.org/

Lactation Spaces Get Baskets Added

10 Jul 2017

Lactation Spaces on campus are currently getting some new things added!! Over the next week, you'll find baskets (in each space) filled with items needed for pumping and/or nursing moms. THANK YOU to the University Child Care Committee (UCCC) for donating many of these items.
To see a list of all 21 Lactation Spaces on campus, click here.


5 Jul 2017

The ISU Vet Med Child Care Center is now enrolling 4 and 5-yr-old children for Fall 2017! This preschool program will help your child gain the necessary skills to be prepared for Kindergarten. For more info about the preschool program, call 515.294.2273.

Financial assistance may be available for eligible students with children. For more info about financial assistance, email ccfamily@iastate.edu

Registration Open for K-5 Summer Program

13 Apr 2017

University Community Childcare (UCC) is offering summer programming, called Rock Stars, for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Activities include trips to Furman Aquatic Center, Ames parks, bowling, exploring nature and investigating science, art, drama and playwriting.