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Supporting Equitable Educational Attainment for Student Parents: A Descriptive Analysis of Federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Policy

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Student parents—individuals who are more likely to be people of color, low-income, and single—experience disparities in retention and degree completion. They are also more likely to be enrolled at for-profit colleges, where students see lower lifetime earnings and higher loan default rates relative to their peers at public schools. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program, authorized by Congress for $50 million annually, provides child care subsidies to student parents at more than 200 postsecondary institutions. This study reveals the types of institutions that obtain CCAMPIS awards. In particular, given that for-profit colleges enroll a larger share of student parents, we aim to understand the extent to which for-profits serve their unique constituents through this grant program.