Lindgren Child Care Center
Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) FAQ’s
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Purpose of the CCAMPIS Program?
Child Care Access Means Parents in School, or CCAMPIS, supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.
Why is the CCAMPIS Grant Important?
Traditionally, it’s difficult for low-income families to enroll children in high-quality care, especially while paying college tuition. At St. Cloud State, it’s our intention to reverse that trend. CCAMPIS funds allow the Lindgren Child Care Center to restructure our wait list process and give priority placement to low-income and veteran student parents.
Does Lindgren Child Care Center Have a Wait List?
Lindgren typically has a wait list, but please know every effort is made to make the wait as short as possible. Apply to the wait list at the link below.
What Kinds of Activities Can Be Supported with Grant Funds?
CCAMPIS funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in college. Program funds can be used either to directly provide child care services or to contract for the provision of child care services.
Examples of allowable activities include:
- Subsidizing child care costs for low-income, Pell-eligible students enrolled at the grantee institution
- Providing child care via campus-based programs by outsourcing within the community
- Providing child care services before and/or after school
What Are the Academic Requirements to Maintain the Grant as a Student Parent?
To be eligible for CCAMPIS funds, students must:
- Be Pell-eligible
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA
- Enroll and maintain enrollment in 6 credits
- Participate in a parent engagement plan
Can I Use CCAMPIS Funds at an Off-Campus Child Care Center?
If you are enrolled in courses on campus at St. Cloud State, in Plymouth, or distance learning and your child attends a NAEYC-accredited facility, CCAMPIS can support some of your costs at that child care center. Funds will first be spent at Lindgren, but we anticipate being able to support student parents using off-campus facilities at NAEYC-accredited programs.
To find out if your child care center is accredited, check the search programs on the NAEYC website.
How Can I Apply for CCAMPIS Support?
Find application information for CCAMPIS support on the Department of Education website.
Who Do I Contact with Questions?
To assist all St. Cloud State student parents, we also offer resources through the Student Parent Support Center. Find information about their services and contact them with questions here.