SUCCESS Sliding Scale Child Care Vouchers
Succeed Using Child Care and Educational Student Services (SUCCESS)
What is the SUCCESS child care voucher program?
Funded by the US Department of Education, the federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) provides funding for child care sliding scale vouchers and support for qualified TWU students on the Denton campus through the TWU Succeed Using Child Care and Educational Student Services (SUCCESS). The SUCCESS program recognizes that child care is a major obstacle for student parents. This grant leverages university and local resources to help students find a child care center that best fits their needs and budget. Additionally, SUCCESS provides personalized support to positively impact persistence and graduation.
How does SUCCESS work?
Students who meet the eligibility requirements of the grant may submit an application. Based on available funding and student need, a portion of child care costs will be paid directly to the child care center. The greater the student’s financial need, the greater the amount of the voucher --up to 60% with maximum monthly vouchers not to exceed $444 for one child or $844 for two or more. These sliding scale vouchers are offered for fall and spring semesters. Summer vouchers will be provided based on funding availability. CARE will distribute the vouchers to the pre-approved child care centers based on student choice.
Eligibility requirements (based on grant funding priorities):
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree seeking program
- FAFSA on file with TWU Financial Aid
- Pell eligible
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
- Preference for full-time enrollment and single parent status
SUCCESS program requirements:
- Selection of licensed pre-approved child care provider in the Denton area
- Regular communication with SUCCESS advisor
- Meet with SUCCESS advisor to complete orientation and child care choice advising
- Participate in symposium (1 once per semester)
- Volunteer 1 hour per semester and record in Pioneers Engage
- Complete CCAMPIS and SUCCESS surveys
- Maintain eligibility
Connecting with other student parents
Other parents can often be your best resource. Here are some sites that can help you connect with other parents to find resources or recommendations about childcare, schools, etc.
Helpful resources during your child care search
Here are some resources to help you determine what child care may be best for your family, including information about assistance for low-income families and licensing.
- Child Care Assistance (CCA) The Child Care Assistance Program helps low-income families who are working or attending training or education programs. When applying, you will need to provide information on all aspects of your household income, the family members in your household, and all work or training activities for each adult living in your home. Child Care services are provided on a first come, first-serve basis, but they do maintain a waiting list.
- Child Care Services Guide
- Search for Child Care Centers through the State Database (gives detailed information)
- Don't Be in the Dark about Child Care
Page last updated 12:36 PM, November 8, 2019