Grant for UAB Pell-Eligible Undergraduate Students

Who: Undergraduate Pell-Eligible UAB Student Parents with children ages 6 wks-11 yrs of age.

What: UAB has been awarded the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of CCAMPIS is to assist low-income, undergraduate students with child care expenses so that they persist and graduate. Applicants will be selected based on need and space availability. Because of fund limitations, not all who apply will be selected.

Explanation: The CCAMPIS grant is meant to keep parents in school by assisting them with the cost of child care. There are many Pell eligible UAB student parents who would benefit from child care assistance.

Services: The CCAMPIS Program has three services to help serve the child care needs of Pell eligible UAB Student Parents.

Child care for Children (6wks-4 yrs) of UAB Pell Eligible Students
Services will be provided at The James Rushton Early Learning and Family Success Center located at 5512 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35212 (205) 730-0926. (CCAMPIS tuition subsidy up to $800 per month. Child care fees are paid directly to the child care provider.)

Child care for Children (6wks-5 yrs) of UAB Pell Eligible Students who are also UAB employees
Services will be provided at The UAB Child Development Center located at 1113 15th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294-4553. (CCAMPIS tuition subsidy up to $700 per month. Child care fees are paid directly to the child care provider.)

Finals "Study" Weekend Drop-In Child care for Children (6 wks-age 11) of UAB Pell Eligible Students
One weekend per semester prior to finals, the UAB Child Development Center will offer a FREE drop in child care program for children of Pell eligible UAB Students who pre-register and attend a parent-child orientation.

Spring semester 2019 orientation is Sunday, January 27, 2-4 p.m. This is a “come and go” event. Drop by, meet the teachers, turn in your registration, and tour the UAB Child Development Center, 1113 15th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294.

The Spring semester drop-in childcare weekend is scheduled for April 13-14, 2019.

Information student-parents provide about their personal finances on the CCAMPIS Application will be kept confidential.

Awards are dispersed based on classroom availability in the center and financial need of the applicant. While all UAB Pell eligible undergraduate student parents are encouraged to apply, students who are seniors and closest to graduation, will receive priority. Child care fees are paid directly to the James Rushton and UAB Child Development Centers by UAB CCAMPIS.

How to Apply: Pell Eligible UAB student parents need to complete the application below and submit accompanying documentation.


  1. Pell-Eligible Student
  2. Low-income
  3. Enrolled for upcoming semester at UAB
  4. 2.0 Cumulative GPA
  5. Completed application and income verification

In addition to the application, you will also need to submit your Student Aid Report and Financial Aid Notification to the CCAMPIS office located in the Education Building, room 238.

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