University of Wisconsin–Madison
Child Care Tuition Assistance (CCTAP)
Waitlist Information for Campus Childcare Centers
Campus Child Care Centers
Campus Early Education Teachers

UW Madison Students

Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)

  • Financial assistance for income eligible UW Madison students.
  • Primary financial aid program to help with student parents’ ongoing child care costs.

Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS)

  • Financial assistance for income eligible UW Madison students enrolled full-time in a degree program and using a UW-Madison Campus Child Care center.
  • Student parents should always apply first for CCTAP.

Kids Kare

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: The drop-in childcare service at Little Chicks has been suspended for the summer term to limit the number of people entering the facility.
  • The Kids Kare program makes back-up care affordable for UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff by offering a reduced rate at Little Chicks child care center for back up care.

Privately Funded Student Child Care Scholarship Grants

  • Discretionary child care grants are available to UW Madison student families who experience emergency or family related issues that leave them temporarily unable to cover the costs of their regulated child care.

NOTE: This grant cannot cover structural deficits due to limited funding. Single Parent Scholarship Program

  • The Adult and Special Student Services (ACSSS) office has scholarships available for SINGLE PARENTS to help with college tuition costs. Email:

Student Financial Assistance

  • The Office of Student Financial Aid has financial assistance available to students: Email: Phone: (608) 262-3060