Iowa State University

Child Care Access Means Parents In School Program (CCAMPIS)

Program Guidelines

Applicant must use one of the campus child care centers through this grant:  ISU Child Development Laboratory School; University Child Care Center at Veterinary Medicine; or University Community Childcare at University Village

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to apply to the program. If a student drops below a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during any given semester, financial assistance will be suspended and the student may be dropped from the program. The student must remain in good academic standing for each semester in which the child care grant is awarded. 

Once a student has completed the highest degree that can be awarded on an academic track - either a Ph.D. or Professional degree - the student becomes ineligible for funding if returning to college to pursue another degree.

Applicant must have a combined household income not exceeding 185% of the federal poverty guidelines to participate in the program. If you are not married but living with the other parent of the child receiving services, you must provide his/her financial information.

Married individuals not participating in the labor force - those neither employed nor unemployed and looking for work - are considered to be available for child care and will not be eligible to participate in the program.

Applicant must attend classes during the portion of the day when child care services are rendered.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time (12 credits as an undergraduate; 6 credits as a graduate) for each semester in which the child care grant is awarded. If an enrolled student falls below the required 12 credits, funding will not be available until the student returns to full-time status.

If an applicant's spouse is enrolled in ESL coursework, the spouse must be enrolled for credit (non-credit ESL is not eligible).

The office of Child Care & Family Resources may request proof of attendance, copy of recent grades, and a class roster at any time during the academic school year.

Child care stipends are paid directly to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited campus child care centers.

Participants will be required to participate in evaluation activities, focus groups, and surveys.

Participants will be required to comply with the rules and regulations of the child care facility.

ISU Child Care & Family Resources is not responsible for the services or activities provided by the subcontracted child care centers.

ISU Child Care & Family Resources has the right to forfeit the award at any time if there is reason to believe the participant is not attending classes during the time child care is rendered or is otherwise not following the rules in the child care grant agreement.

Upon acceptance, the participant will sign a Letter of Agreement outlining the responsibilities, rules, and regulations of the stipend.

Students will be notified of acceptance within 10 days of receipt of the CCAMPIS application.

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. If the program is full, a waiting list will be maintained for eligible families applying to the program and waiting for CCAMPIS financial assistance.

The participant must meet with the Program Director each semester for continued eligibility and provide ALL required documentation.

Return a completed CCAMPIS application to:  ISU Child Care & Family Resource Services, 2623 Bruner Drive, Suite 1010 Ames, IA 50010.