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 with a 4/5 Youngstar facility funding, may be eligible for additional funding.
If I don’t currently have a licensed childcare provider, can you help me find one?
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?
Ready to apply or have additional questions, fill out our application below.