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Child Care

Welcome to Northeast State Community College’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program.

CCAMPIS is a federally funded grant that provides eligible Northeast State student parents with childcare subsidies to Tennessee licensed providers that deliver full-day childcare services for infants through pre-school ages with at least 13 children. Spaces are limited.  A sliding fee scale is used to determine student-parent cost to the provider. Northeast State does not provide on-site or drop-off child care services.

Student Parent Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible (infant through preschool) dependent child(ren)
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • 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
  • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA for previous college coursework (if applicable)

Preference given to student parents:

  • Date of completed application packet
  • Unmet need for full-time childcare assistance
  • Enrolled full-time (12 credits)

To remain eligible, student parents must:

  • Meet monthly with CCAMPIS Coordinator
  • Submit weekly Class Attendance Verification         
  • Meet with academic advisor at least once per semester                  
  • Develop guided pathway (academic plan)
  • Participate in at least one parent training opportunity per semester
  • Complete evaluation of their program, care and personal experience
  • Be in accordance with childcare center policies
  • Remain in good academic standing with financial aid
  • Maintain minimum of 2.5 overall GPA

Funds are limited and not everyone who applies receives an award. Student parents may be placed on a waiting list. Student parents who have earned bachelor's degrees are not eligible to apply.

Sliding Fee

Northeast State developed a sliding fee schedule based on the student parent’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by FAFSA. Subsidies will be calculated as a percentage of the fee for which the student parent is responsible. The parent fee is determined by the childcare center after all 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 90%
2000 – 3999 80%
4000 – 5846  *or maximum Pell Grant EFC 70%


CCAMPIS funds are 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.  

Provider Requirements

  • Meet the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TNDHS) definition of “daycare center”, which offers care to thirteen or more children
  • Licensed childcare center by TNDHS, with a 2 or 3-Star Quality rating
  • Have a signed partnering agreement on file with Northeast State Community College

 A list of childcare centers can be found 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, student parents and childcare providers:

  • Must sign a participant agreement stipulating that they understand program eligibility and performance requirements, as well the policies and procedures of the childcare center.  

Contact CCAMPIS at 423.323.0211 or email for more information. The office is located in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus.

Contact Counseling Services at 423.323.0211 or email 

We are taking applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Click the button below to begin the application process. 


Department of Student Services 

Campus:  Blountville
Room:  C2101, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.323.0211

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