BGSU offers students who are parents: 

  • Flexible course delivery: learn in the environment that’s best for you, with courses available in-person on our campus in Huron and online 
  • A learning environment designed for students who balance priorities: our community of faculty, students and staff are all human, too, and we work together to support one another 
  • A campus built to be inclusive: regular programming and family-friendly spaces invite you to bring your family with you to our beautiful Huron campus 
  • Child care support: referral services and a connection to payment assistance, including through federal grant dollars, provide a network to affordable child care 
  • Financial assistance and support for needs that are planned — and those that are not: the generosity of members of our community makes available specific financial support to students who are parents through scholarships and emergency one-time grants 
  • Academic planning with your career in mind: our model of integrated academic and career counseling ensures you are intentional about aligning your academic plans to your career goals 
  • A network for BGSU Firelands students for parents, by parents: our dedicated organization exclusively for students who are parents means you’ll have a peer group of classmates learning together, with dedicated professional staff who are committed to your success. 


The Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program is a federal grant that provides low-income students who are parents (student parents) with financial assistance for child care. 

What’s the benefit?

Lack of access to affordable, reliable, high quality child care is an obstacle to degree completion for low-income student parents. CCAMPIS funds are available to help students afford high quality child care by a nationally accredited provider and can be used with publicly-funded child care assistance. 

Who is eligible?

CCAMPIS funds can be awarded to full-time or part-time students who have dependent children and are Pell eligible, as determined through FAFSA completion. Preference is given to undergraduate students working on their first degree. An application is required and if awarded, participants will have CCAMPIS program requirements to meet. There is a limited amount of funding with funds awarded on an annual basis. Graduate and international students may be eligible if there is enough funding.   


Constance (Connie) Brown

  • Position: Coordinator, Student Parent Support Program
  • Phone: 419-372-0889
  • Email:
Stacey Hartley

Stacey Hartley

  • Position: Business Development Officer
  • Phone: 419-372-0719
  • Email:

Updated: 06/12/2024 02:58PM