Childcare services can become quite challenging for student-parents. The Childcare Assistance Program at Sampson Community College is designed for any student-parent who qualifies based on a financial need, along with meeting other eligibility criteria. While SCC does not provide a childcare facility, a limited amount of childcare awards are offered to offset childcare costs incurred while students attend college. The purpose of these awards is to assist student-parents with child care expenses as they pursue and reach their educational goals.
Applying for Childcare Assistance
Any student who has childcare concerns should contact a counselor located in Student Services to complete a Childcare Assistance Program Application, determine their eligibility to receive childcare funds, and to discuss other childcare resources. Childcare assistance awards are based on student need and the availability of funds. Students are always encouraged to apply.
Students are also encouraged to apply through the Department of Social Services (DSS) for their childcare assistance needs and then, to complete a Childcare Assistance Application at Sampson Community College. Once eligibility is determined at the Department of Social Services, usually, a parent fee is given. A parent fee is the amount of childcare expenses the student/parent is responsible for paying to the daycare provider.