Childcare Assistance for Parenting Students at OSU


Child Care Access
Means Parents in School



The Child Care Access Means Parents in School 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 six weeks to 12 years old. CCAMPIS provides: priority scheduling, evening childcare, life skills coaching, and referrals to university and community resources.



In order to be eligible for CCAMPIS funding you must:

  • Be a Columbus campus student.
  • Be a Pell Grant eligible full-time student; determined by filing a FAFSA PRIOR to applying for the childcare stipend.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be the parent of a child/children aged six weeks to 13 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.)
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Contact Stephanie Fields, Program Coordinator at


To learn more about research on parenting students, visit the Crane Center’s CCAMPIS Project.