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.

The CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) Grant Program is administered by ISU Child Care & Family Services and available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Student parents who have enrolled their child at one of our campus child care centers may receive up to a 75% discount on monthly tuition. Additional information, including an application for funding, can be found using the links below.

Guidelines   Application   Federal Poverty Guidelines


The CAP (Childcare Assistance Program) Scholarship is administered by ISU Child Care & Family Services and funded by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Scholarships are awarded by semester in amounts up to $750 to reimburse the out-of-pocket costs for child care services. There are two types of CAP scholarship: CAP-U and CAP-G. The CAP-U scholarship is awarded to eligible U.S. citizen Undergraduate Students. The CAP-G scholarship is awarded to eligible Graduate Students and International Undergraduate Students. 

Guidelines   CAP-U Application   CAP-G Application

Child Care Assistance (CCA) is available to the children of income-eligible parents who require child care services due to employment or education. CCA provides payment for child care services directly to your child's care provider.

Overview   How to Apply