Due to an overwhelming response of student parents participating in the CCAMPIS
program, we are currently not taking new applications for the Fall 2019 semester.
To be placed on the wait list for an application or to discuss other childcare options, please contact the CCAMPIS
The Tennessee Department of Human Services
(TDHS) provides child care payment assistance to families. Download and print the
TDHS Child Care Payment Assistance Fact Sheet
and Smart Steps Child Care
are two programs that student parents may be eligible to receive.
CCAMPIS is a federally funded grant that provides eligible students with childcare subsidies and coaching services to licensed providers that deliver childcare services, focusing primarily on full-day care for infants through pre-school ages. A sliding fee scale will be used to determine
parent cost to the provider.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
- Eligible (infant through preschool) dependent child(ren)
- Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with EFC below 10,000
- Pell Grant eligible as determined by FAFSA
- Enrolled in degree or certificate program
- Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
- Attend CCAMPIS Orientation
Preference given to students:
- Date of completed application packet
- With an unmet need for full-time childcare assistance
- Enrolled full-time (12 credits)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 for previously enrolled students
To remain eligible, participants must:
- Meet regularly with CCAMPIS Coordinator
- Submit Class Attendance Verification form
- Meet with academic advisor at least once per semester
- Develop guided pathway (academic plan)
- Remain in good academic standing with financial aid
- Participate in at least one parent training opportunity per semester
- Utilize coaching services
- Complete evaluation of their program, care and personal experience
- Be in accordance with childcare center policies
Funds are limited and not everyone who applies receives an award. Students may be placed on a waiting list. Students who have earned bachelor's degrees are not eligible to apply.
Northeast State has developed a sliding fee schedule based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by FAFSA. Subsidies will be calculated as a percentage of the fee for which the parent is responsible. The parent fee will be determined by the
childcare center after other sources of aid are applied (social services, provider-sponsored discounts, etc.).
Sliding Fee Scale for CCAMPIS Subsidies
|Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
||CCAMPIS Subsidy (% of Parent Fee Owed as Determined by Childcare Center) |
|0 – 1999
|2000 – 3999
|4000 – 5999
|6000 – 7999
|8000 – 9999
CCAMPIS funds will be provided for the fall and spring semesters and during winter break. Summer subsidies may be available. All subsidies are provided directly to the childcare center. Student fees are paid by the student directly to the childcare center in accordance to their policies. Students are responsible for
all other center fees (application, supplies, field trips, late fees, etc.).
CCAMPIS subsidies cannot be used to hold/reserve childcare slots.
- Meet the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TNDHS) definition of “daycare center”, which offers care to thirteen or more children
- Licensed childcare center by the TNDHS, with a 2 or 3-Star Quality Rating
- Have a signed partnering agreement on file with Northeast State Community College
The CCAMPIS Coordinator will have a list of rated centers that have a signed partnering agreement with Northeast State. A listing of childcare centers can be found through the TNDHS website at
A childcare center’s Quality Rating status and compliance history report should always be verified through the TNDHS website.
State of Tennessee Department of Human Services – Child Care Services and other important parent information can be found at
Before subsidies are provided, participants:
- Must attend a joint session with the CCAMPIS Coordinator and childcare center director to sign a participant agreement stipulating that they understand program eligibility and performance requirements, as well the policies and procedures of the childcare center.
Contact Kurt Schmidt, CCAMPIS Coordinator, at 423.354.5273 or email
CCAMPIS@NortheastState.edu for more information. The office is located in Room C2112 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus. Download and print CCAMPIS information
Contact Counseling and Testing Services at 423.323.0211 or email
counseling@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus.