Federal grant to assist eligible ATU students with children

Arkansas Tech University received a grant from the Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program that could provide more than $2 million in aid to ATU students.

The grant will allow 50 Pell Grant-eligible ATU students who have children and reside in a nine-county area (Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Pope, Sebastian, Washington, and Yell) to be selected each year from the grant to receive funding for childcare in daycare centers that have agreed to partner with the ATU.

The grant is $514,478 per year. If fully funded for the period specified in the grant, the total CCAMPIS funding for ATU students over the next four years will be $2,057,912. This is the second time the ATU has been selected for CCAMPIS funding, with the first CCAMPIS grant received in 2018.

“Providing students with access to higher education and the resources to succeed is integral to Arkansas Tech University’s mission,” said Dr. Robin Bowen, President of ATU. “The continuation of this grant will support our institutional goals of increasing retention and graduation rates. This funding will make a real difference in the lives of students who work hard and apply their courage to create a better future for their families.

Program goals include a 70% annual retention rate and a 45% graduation rate among ATU students receiving CCAMPIS assistance.

Find more information and the application on this link.

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