Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

CCAMPIS Program at NIU

  • Funded through the United States Department of Education. The program is intended to support student-parents who need child care assistance in order to remain in school and graduate with a college degree
  • The Child Development and Family Center at NIU was funded $266,000 in each of four years to provide support for students.
  • Student-parents will also be provided additional academic supports, as needed, through the CDFC family coordinator who supervises the program at NIU.


Child Care Scholarships

Child care scholarships are need based and are provided on a sliding fee basis up to 100 percent of child care tuition in accordance with the federal poverty guideline.

Family Size Federal Poverty Guideline
2 $17,420
3 $21,960
4 $26,500
5 $31,040
6 $35,580
7 $40,120
8 $44,660

Additional Academic Support

  • The CCAMPIS program family coordinator will assist in linking you to university resources designed to support your academic program. The coordinator will be able to monitor your academic progress and will also provide helpful information related to keeping on track with your studies.
  • Along with Child Development and Family Center (CDFC) teaching staff, the CCAMPIS coordinator will also assist you with monitoring the healthy development of your child as they receive child care through the CDFC.


  • Child must be enrolled at the CDFC to qualify for funding.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students at NIU who are Pell eligible or can demonstrate financial need.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least six-credit hours or three-credit hours during the summer.

How to Apply for the CCAMPIS Program

  1. Complete the parent questionnaire.
  2. Meet with the NIU CCAMPIS/CDFC family coordinator.