Montana State University has received a Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) grant. Part of the funds are to be used to support Gallatin College, MSU undergraduate, and graduate student parents by helping pay a portion of their childcare expenses. If awarded, the dollars are directly sent on the student’s behalf to the licensed childcare program. This way, the award does not impact the student’s financial aid package. The childcare can be a center or home-based, but must be licensed through the State of Montana, and the child enrolled, under the age of 5. 

To receive an award, student parents must be income eligible according to Federal Pell Grant criteria. Graduate students and international students can receive this childcare grant. Hence, we require all applicants to submit a FAFSA which we will use for the income eligibility. International students will not be negatively impacted by other forms of financial aid by submitting a FAFSA. International students should enter "non-resident" within your FAFSA application. Also note, the FAFSA information is not shared in any way with immigration.

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received to determine eligibility. Awards will be made for the current semester only, beginning in the month you apply. For example, if you submit an application in October, and meet eligiblity criteria, direct payments will be made for October, November, and December for Fall semester. Award amounts will be made as funds allow. 

This application is for the Fall 2023 semester.  


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Basic Information
This must be completed to determine eligibility.
This is required in order to determine eligibility and make payments.
Family Information