Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the CCAMPIS Grant Program, parenting students must meet the following criteria:

Program Details

IMPORTANT: An application to the CCAMPIS Grant Program should not be confused with an application for child care services; these are two separate processes. Students are responsible for securing a space for their child at one of the eligible child care centers. All child care fees charged prior to confirmation of admittance to the CCAMPIS program are the responsibility of the student and will not be reimbursed by CCAMPIS. 

  • Students will be notified of a decision within 10 business days of submitting a completed application.
    • If accepted into the CCAMPIS Grant Program, participants must sign a Letter of Agreement outlining the responsibilities, rules, and requirements of the program
    • If the CCAMPIS Grant Program is full, a waiting list will be maintained for applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.
    • Ineligible applicants will be notified of the reason for denial.
  • The CCAMPIS Grant Program pays up to 100% of monthly child care tuition at participating child care centers; participants are responsible for paying any remaining monthly balance.
  • Tuition payments are made directly to the campus child care centers.
  • Ongoing CCAMPIS assistance is subject to funding availability and a student's ability to meet the above eligibility criteria; if any of the above criteria are no longer met, the student will be removed from the CCAMPIS Grant Program.
  • Participants will meet with the CCAMPIS Program Director or Program Assistant following the conclusion of each semester.
  • Documentation showing continued eligibility and academic progress must be provided each semester.
  • Participants must report changes to course load, household income, and any other circumstance affecting eligibility within 10 days of the change.
  • Participants are required to participate in at least two events hosted by Child Care and Family Services each semester.
  • Participants must complete an annual survey regarding the impact and outcomes of the CCAMPIS Grant Program.
  • Participants must attend classes during the portion of the day when child care services are rendered.
  • The children of CCAMPIS participants must attend care on a regular basis as contracted with the child care center; consistent absenteeism without documented cause may result a student's removal from the CCAMPIS Grant Program.
  • The CCAMPIS Grant Program strives to maintain a balance of undergraduate, graduate, and professional student participants which aligns with the current ISU enrollment.
  • A participant may be removed from the CCAMPIS Grant Program at any time if there is reason to believe they are not attending classes during the time child care services are provided or are otherwise not adhering to the responsibilities, rules, and requirements detailed in the Letter of Agreement.

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