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Free or low-cost child care available for students

Are you considering college, but concerned about the cost of child care while you attend classes and study?

There’s good news – TCC is here to help.

The college was recently awarded a $667,883 federal grant to provide quality child care for parents in need who are pursuing higher education at TCC.

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Education, TCC is able to offer the TCC Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Scholarship. That means students with children and financial needs may qualify for reduced or no-cost child care, starting Spring Semester 2023.

“Parents will be able to attend in-person classes, complete internships or program requirements, and feel relief from financial barriers all while their children receive high-quality care,” said Jenefer Snyder, associate vice president of grants and sponsored programs.

Currently, the TCC CCAMPIS Scholarship provides students with care at local accredited child care centers. A list of approved providers can be found here. In the coming months, students will also be able to use the funds at TCC’s on-campus child care centers, which are set to reopen soon.

The time to apply for Spring Semester starts Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15, 2022.

The scholarship can be used only for the semester awarded. Students who want ongoing assistance must reapply for the scholarship each semester. To learn more and apply, visit here.

For help with enrollment, reach out to TCC’s Virtual Student Support Team at or call 757-822-1111.