Non-Traditional Student Services

Child Care Assistance Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Grant

CCAMPIS stands for Child Care Assistance Means Parents In School. It is a grant from the Department of Education that can help subsidize the cost of childcare.

Childcare Provider list

Am I eligible?

Probably. As long as you or your spouse is currently enrolled at SUU, you can fill out an application to determine how much subsidy you may be eligible for. Eligibility is based on a sliding scale: credit hours you or your spouse are taking, number, and age, of children, and financial need.

How do I go about applying and what does the application consist of?

Complete the application below. The application must be filled out COMPLETELY. After your application is accepted, you and your selected childcare MUST fill out a 980 Form, and turn it into our office.

How does CCAMPIS work?

Once we receive your application, we then measure, according to a sliding scale, the percentage of the subsidy potion we can cover. The amount covered is depending on your need and how much funding we have available. If you are accepted into the program, you are contacted via email about your award. We will also contact you if you are ineligible or are put on a waiting list. If your application is late, you are automatically put on the waiting list until funding is available for you.

Then what?

Once you are accepted, there are a few requirements you must follow in order to be funded.

  1. You MUST maintain a cumulative 2.3 or higher GPA. If you do not, you will be put on probation, and could be removed from the CCAMPIS grant.
  2. You must participate one of the following workshop series. There are a variety of topics available and children are welcome at the workshops. If you fail to do your volunteer hours, you will NOT receive funding for the following semester.
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Located at Roots Counseling - 965 South Main Street #3 Cedar City, UT 84720. Tuesday’s from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
      • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed to help individuals increase their emotional and cognitive regulation. It does so by aiding a person in recognizing the triggers that lead to reactive states along with helping them assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions.
      • DBT skills are taught on a weekly basis in a 1.5-hour group session. DBT skills groups are not traditional process groups where people share feelings, thoughts, opinions, and simply discuss them. Rather, a DBT skills group is much more like a class on emotional intelligence. Sharing can and does happen, and members can be supportive to one another as far as they are comfortable; however, the group is about learning DBT skills in a classroom-style format.
      • Every group session starts with a mindfulness activity followed by check-ins and homework review, presentation of a new skill, and homework assignment. When presenting a new skill, handouts are given and experiential exercises are conducted as well, in order to facilitate the learning process.
      • DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas:
        • Mindfulness: Focuses on improving our ability to accept and be present in the current moment. (Practiced during each session and the first 2 weeks of each section)
        • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Relationship skills, consists of techniques that allow us to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships. (Dates: Oct 29th, Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th)
        • Emotional Regulation: Helps us to understand how we use emotions and offers strategies to manage and change intense emotions causing problems in our lives. (Dates: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
        • DBT Application
    • Attend ALL 8 REP (Relationship Enrichment Program) Workshops at SUU 1:00-1:50 (9/3, 9/17,10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3) in the Escalante Room in the Student Center.*
      • *=Two of the courses will be located in a different room in the Student Center. We will have the info updated on our calendar, and on social media.
      • SPRING 2020 INFORMATION: REP DATES - (1/14/2020, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21)
    • Marriage Survival Saturday Course: 11/16/19 from 9-4 pm Cedar Breaks A
  3. Remain in good financial standing with your childcare facility.

For any other questions about our office or CCAMPIS grant, please email us at, or stop by our office.

For How Much Aid am I Eligible?

The maximum amount awarded will be up to 90% of child care fees.

Enrolled Credit Hours:

  • Birth - Preschool Age Children Awarded 2 hours of child care weekly per 1 credit hour enrolled
  • Elementary Age Children Awarded 1 hour of child care weekly per 1 credit hour enrolled
  • Example: A student taking 15 credit hours will be awarded 15 hours of child care weekly for an elementary age child and 30 hours of child care weekly for a preschool age child.

Estimate Your Aid Eligibility

Adjusted Gross Income Cost paid by CCAMPIS*
Up to $10,000 per year $3.00
$10,001 to $15,000 per year $2.75
$15,001 to $20,000 per year $2.50
$20,001 to $50,000 per year $2.25
$50,001 and over per year $2.00

* based upon agreements with childcare centers @ $3/hr/child

CCAMPIS Application - Fall 2019