CCAMPIS makes education possible for student parents

Published: March 21, 2012 | Author: Jennifer Burt | Read Time: 2 minutes

New and continuing SUU students with families may be eligible to receive child care assistance from the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant while attending classes this coming maymester or summer semester 2012.

Funding is allocated on a case-by-case basis and will make it much easier for this group of SUU’s population to enjoy academic success and persist toward degree completion.

There are roughly 700 student-parents at SUU who have demonstrated a financial need for this kind of assistance.

Eligibility for participation is based upon a grant application students must complete as well as the state of Utah's 980 tax form, a child care subsidy worksheet which indicates the number of child care hours needed as well as an estimate of child care expenses for the summer months. The amount of daycare assistance awarded is based on a sliding scale, which takes into account the parents’ adjusted gross income (AGI), the number of credits for which they are enrolled and whether or not both parents are students. The maximum award per family is $250 per month.

It is important to note that students must be enrolled for summer courses to be considered for grant assistance over the summer.

Applications are due by April 2 to receive funding for the summer months. Students who qualify will then be notified by April 23.

Applications are available online at, as well as in SUU's Center for Women and Families in room 175 of the Sharwan Smith Student Center or from the Student Support Center in room 206C.

SUU first secured CCAMPIS grant funding in 2009. Funding is now available year round for SUU's student-parent population.

Students interested in child care assistance for Fall Semester 2012 may complete and submit applications now. The deadline for fall applications is September 7. Eligible students will be notified by late September.
Students with questions about the grant program may visit the Center for Women and Families in SSSC 175 or contact the center by phone at 435-865-8752.

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