Other Childcare Funding Sources

Multiple campus organizations provide support to grad families--please review the helpful UMass Child Care Subsidies Info Sheet prepared by Student Parent Programs.

The CCAMPIS Program (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) at University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is a federally funded program that provides childcare subsidies to qualified students who are enrolled part-time or full-time at the Amherst campus. The CCAMPIS subsidy is determined by the student’s need level as determined primarily by the Financial Aid Office although some applicants may provide proof of income eligibility even if they have not completed a FAFSA. Subsidies range from 45%-90% of childcare costs not otherwise covered by childcare vouchers or other childcare subsidies. To apply to the CCAMPIS program for a childcare subsidy or for more information, contact Kara Knott, Program Coordinator, at kknott@umass.edu.

Any CCAMPIS award your family receives for the same period will be deducted from your reported costs.

GSS Childcare Assistance Program (separate from your Trust Fund benefits)

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) provides Child Care Assistance to help parents pay for the cost of childcare through a voucher program. If you are a graduate student with one or more children of up to 12 years of age, you are eligible to apply to the GSS Child Care Assistance Program. We don't administer this program, but encourage you to also apply for the Graduate Student Senate's (GSS) childcare assistance to maximize your benefits.


Any GSS award your family receives for the same period will be deducted from your reported costs.


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