Child Care

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 
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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.

  • Student Organization: TWU S.P.A.R.K. (Student Pioneers Also Raising Kids)
  • TWU has an after-school program for children 5 and older called The Club House.

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.

Page last updated 12:36 PM, November 8, 2019