October 1, 2019

Report Says 22% of Undergraduate Students are Parents, But They Have Less Access to Financial Resources

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report in August stating that 22% of undergraduate students are also parents, but over half of them didn't leave school with completed degrees. The report also stated that these students had less access to financial aid than students who didn't have children. This is especially troubling when the U.S. Dept. of Education has a program created specifically to empower students who need financial assistance to pay for childcare.

CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) does help many parents pay for childcare while they receive college educations, but even more parents were waitlisted between 2016 and 2017 and never received any assistance. Furthermore, the GAO study reviewed college websites for mentions of CCAMPIS, but only one-third of the websites visited referenced the program. Click here to read more.