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Federal money will help students pay for child care through 2026.

Front Range Community College will receive almost $1.5 million from the US Department of Education to continue its child care assistance program for our students who have kids.

The grant money will fund FRCC’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. Students who have children and meet program entry qualifications can participate in CCAMPIS and get subsidies that cover up to 60% of their monthly child care costs while they’re in college.

“This program supports our communities by creating opportunity for student-parents to access higher education,” said Tammy Carson, director of FRCC’s CCAMPIS program. “With this barrier reduced or removed, our student-parents can achieve their academic goals, which in turn will lead to greater financial stability for them and their families.”

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The college works directly with local state-licensed child care providers who can meet the needs of our student-parents. The providers receive payment directly from FRCC for all covered costs.

Over the last four years, CCAMPIS has helped an average of 30 students per academic year cover their child care costs—and the program continues to grow.

“Since the program began in 2018, we’ve demonstrated how helping our student-parents pay for child care makes it easier for them to stay in college,” added Carson. “With our successful track record and continued growth, we’re excited to extend this program for another four years.”

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About Front Range Community College

Front Range Community College more than 200 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County and Westminster—as well as online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 114,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 35 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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