While you pursue a degree or diploma at NWTC, you may be eligible for childcare funding. Our staff can also help you find a childcare provider that works for you and your family.
The NWTC Childcare Fund is supported in part with grant funding from the Wisconsin Technical College System and community-based organizations and with 68% by a $73,342 U.S. Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. The purpose of this fund is to increase access to post-secondary education for parents by alleviating childcare expenses for students while they further their education.
Do I qualify for funding?
To qualify for funding students must meet the qualifications below:
Be enrolled in credit courses.
Have out-of-pocket childcare expenses for children 12 and under.
Have a childcare provider who is licensed/certified through the state.
Show there is a financial need.
Receive a Pell grant for the semester they are receiving childcare funding.
Receive some form of state assistance (ex. Foodshare, Badgercare, WI Shares).
If neither of the above, complete a budget to show need, based off monthly household income versus monthly household expenses.
How much assistance could I qualify for?
Funding amounts will be based on $50/credit per semester with a max of $1,000 for the semester. Students who have more than one child in childcare, or receive a Pell grant and also use a childcare provider who is 4/5 Youngstar rated, may be eligible for additional funding.
If I don’t currently have a licensed childcare provider, can you help me find one?
Is there additional childcare funding available through the state?
To apply for additional childcare funding through the Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy program, apply online at the Wisconsin ACCESS website or call 888-794-5747. If you need help with submitting required school enrollment and financial aid information to your case worker, email email@example.com.
Do I have to use a specific childcare provider to qualify for funding?
If I receive state assistance to pay for childcare expenses through WI Shares, can I still apply for childcare funding?
- Yes! The childcare fund can help you pay for out of pocket childcare expenses not covered through state funding.
Ready to apply or have additional questions, fill out our application below.