Financial Assistance

For many families, child care is the single greatest expense in their budget. If you need assistance paying for child care, one of the programs below may be able to help. Please contact us if you have questions about eligibility or how to apply for the programs below.

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of quality licensed, nationally accredited campus or community childcare services for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

The CCAMPIS Grant Program at Iowa State University was funded for the first time in 2001 and is administered by the office of Child Care and Family Services. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional parenting students are eligible to apply to CCAMPIS, which provides a discount on the monthly tuition fees at eligible child care centers. Additional information, eligibility criteria and instructions for applying, can be found using the buttons below.

Eligibility Criteria & Program Details    Application

The CAP (Childcare Assistance Program) Scholarship is funded by the Office of Student Financial Aid and administered by Child Care and Family Services. CAP reimburses eligible students up to $1,250 per semester for qualifying child care expenses. There are two types of CAP scholarship: CAP-U and CAP-G. Additional information, including eligibility criteria and instructions for applying, can be found using the buttons below.

Eligibility Criteria & Program Details    Application

Iowa's state Child Care Assistance (CCA) Program is available to the children of income-eligible parents who require child care services due to employment or education. CCA is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services and provides payment for child care services directly to your child's care provider.

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