The BHCC Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program has been designed to serve student parents with financial need by using a three-level, sliding-fee scale assistance program. Priority will be given to Pell-eligible single parents taking at least six credits and having a low Expected Family Contribution (EFC as per FAFSA). As demonstrated in the table, all CCAMPIS participants will receive from 20% to 60% off of full- or part-time childcare fees, depending on their financial need and the number of credits for which they are enrolled.
Childcare funds will be allocated on a semester basis, with each student paying the prescribed percent of costs. Students will pay childcare costs based on the EFC, so students at the lowest income tier will pay the lowest childcare costs.
BHCC Sliding-Fee Scale
|Expected Family Contribution||12 or More Credits||6–11 Credits||1–5 Credits|
|$0–$500||60% CCAMPIS funded||40% CCAMPIS funded||20% CCAMPIS funded|
|$501–$1,500||40% CCAMPIS funded||20% CCAMPIS funded||20% CCAMPIS funded|
|$1,501 to maximum||20% CCAMPIS funded||20% CCAMPIS funded||20% CCAMPIS funded|
Selection and Verification Process
All students seeking assistance from CCAMPIS must complete a written application, and finalists will participate in an interview. On the application, students will be required to indicate the number and ages of children for whom childcare is needed, if full- or part-time care is sought, students’ anticipated number of credits to be taken during the semester, if the student is a single parent, and expected date of graduation.
Students will be screened in chronological order based on their application date. The CCAMPIS Project Coordinator (PC) will apply these selection criteria:
- eligible for Pell award
- in good academic standing
- declared a degree- or certificate-seeking student
- enrolled in 6 or more credits
- low expected family contribution toward educational expenses as determined by FAFSA
- single parent
The PC will work with the Financial Aid Office to verify that all applicants are Pell-eligible and are in good academic standing. Finalists will be notified via phone and email, and an interview will be scheduled with the PC.
Interview and Participation Agreement
During the interview, the PC will review the purpose of the CCAMPIS program with the student and clearly explain the Participation Agreement. The Agreement is designed to support student persistence and support parental involvement. It requires the following commitments from the students:
- Review the educational plan with the PC
- Meet with the PC at least once per semester and respond to other communications from the PC
- Attend a minimum of one parent workshop per semester to help strengthen parenting skills
- Submit CCAMPIS program surveys to provide feedback about the program
- Attend the required amount of parent conferences offered by their child care provider for each child supported by CCAMPIS
- Follow all policies established by the child care center
- Maintain good academic standing
- Complete a FAFSA for the following year on time
- Register for courses during the early registration period
- Contact the PC immediately for assistance resolving financial aid or other issues which may impact persistence.
Finalists who demonstrate a strong commitment to participating fully in the program and with the highest level of need will be selected for CCAMPIS support.
Apply for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant
To apply, please submit the following:
- An official course schedule
- A copy of your Student Aid Report
- A completed CCAMPIS application
Link to application: https://bunkerhillcc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eV9Luesz6qKYC7I
CCAMPIS applications are accepted at the start of each semester and continue until two weeks before the end of the semester. Dates for Spring 2023 Semester:
Application open date: November 22, 2022
Priority Application Submission: January 6, 2023 (applications received after January 6 will continue to be reviewed until funding is depleted).
BHCC has partnered with Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB) to offer a system of financial assistance and community-based childcare placement that will work for our student population. CCCB is the childcare resource and referral (CCR&R) agency for metro Boston, serving the region since 1991, and has a database of over 1,000 childcare providers, the widest network of providers in metro Boston. Used by BHCC and other community organizations, CCCB has a strong reputation for placing children in quality care settings and has become a conduit and a partner to Greater Boston’s complex network of related community and governmental agencies. Through BHCC’s partnership with Child Care Choices of Boston, students can access childcare close to home or work that meets the hours they need when classes are in session.