If you are an MCC student enrolled or planning to enroll in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 and are interested in more information about help paying for your childcare costs at MCC or elsewhere, submit the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) interest form. Grant funding covers state-approved/licensed childcare, preschool, and before and/or after-school programs for elementary school children. Contact Lisha Linder at or (815) 455-8555 with questions.


  • MCC students enrolled in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Pell Eligible
  • Infant/toddler up to elementary school before/after school care
  • State-approved/licensed facilities

Priority is given to

  • Parent-students who are not receiving other grants or scholarships
  • Students close to completing a degree or certificate
  • Children in the CLC
  • In-county care


  • This grant is only available for the Spring and Summer 2024 semesters
  • Cannot be used for past-due balances

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