The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program

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 Ohio State University CCAMPIS program was funded for the first time in 2018. We are excited to be able to contribute nearly $1.4M to support the university's student parents and our partner centers.

How will this support your family?

  • Provides students with priority scheduling; allowing them the freedom to manage their daily lives outside of class.

  • Provides your child with a quality educational experience from nationally-accredited programs

  • Provides evening childcare from 6-10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

  • Provides mentoring/coaching to support your academic goals.

  • Provides referrals to connect you and your family to university and community resources and services.

Program Details

  • Applications for CCAMPIS funding MUST be submitted at least one month prior to the semester in which you wish to begin receiving CCAMPIS funding.

  • CCAMPIS funding is available for as long as the participant is meeting eligibility requirements.

  • Applicant must use one of the following licensed and nationally accredited programs:

    • A. Sophie Rogers Lab School* | 175 E. 7th Avenue Columbus, OH 43201

    • Ohio State Childcare Center** | 725 Ackerman Road Columbus, OH 43202

    • KinderCare Learning Centers | Locations throughout Columbus and surrounding areas

** Evening hours (6-10PM only) programs


All applicants must be either full-time undergraduate Pell Grant eligible student (as determined by filing a FAFSA prior to applying for CCAMPIS funding) and/ or a low-income graduate student with an expected family contribution of less than $2000 according to FAFSA and:

  • Pell Grant eligible as determined by filing a FAFSA PRIOR to applying for CCAMPIS funding.

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • A Columbus Campus Student

  • The parent of a child/children aged six weeks to 12 years old, with the child/children having been claimed as the dependent on your previous year's federal tax return. (If child was not old enough to have been claimed on last year's tax return, a copy of the birth certificate will suffice.)

  • Enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more as an undergraduate; 6 credits or more as a graduate/professional) in a degree seeking program for each semester in which the childcare stipend is awarded. If an enrolled student falls below the required number of credits (12 or 6), funding will not be available until the student returns to full-time status.

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and remain in good academic standing for each semester in which the childcare stipend is awarded. If a student drops below a cumulative GPA of 2.0 during any given semester, financial assistance will be suspended and the student may be dropped from the program.

Undergraduates, Pell Grant recipients, 1st generation college students and single parents are granted funding priority. Graduate and professional students will be considered if funding is available.


Stephanie Fields
Program Coordinator - CCAMPIS