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Childcare Services


Childcare expenses can become quite challenging for student-parents.

The Childcare Assistance Program at SCC is grant funded by the state of North Carolina and is designed to assist eligible curriculum-enrolled student-parents with the financial responsibilities for childcare expenses so they may stay enrolled and complete their educational goals. It is meant to serve as a partial and temporary childcare award while the student is enrolled in curriculum classes and is meeting the grant requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in a curriculum program (degree or Title IV eligible program)
  • Enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours or more)
  • Satisfactory academic progress (cumulative GPA of 2.0 and in good academic standing)
  • Completed the 2024-25 FAFSA
  • Child must be enrolled in a NC licensed childcare facility or licensed individual provider
  • Copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Proof that you have applied for child care subsidy through your local NC Department of Social Services: a copy of the DSS voucher amount, the denial letter from DSS, or a letter verifying you are on a waiting list
  • CCP (College & Career Promise) students and Sampson Early College High School students are not eligible for childcare assistance

How to Apply

Apply online via the link below or complete a paper application in Student Services, located in North Building. You will be notified by the director of your approval or denial.

Other Important Information

  • SCC does not have a childcare facility on-campus.  The program only assists with childcare tuition and is paid directly to the approved childcare provider.  The program does not cover registration costs.
  • Assistance is contingent upon availability of funds. Every effort will be made to assist as many students as possible for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. However, SCC cannot guarantee that childcare tuition will be paid for the entire enrollment period. Make sure that your ability to attend school does not depend on you receiving the assistance. Have a backup plan in place.
  • SCC will not pay for childcare tuition during semester breaks or official holidays when campus is closed.
  • Recipients are awarded based on eligibility and first-come, first-serve basis. Priority is given to students who are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more).
  • SCC does not practice or condone discrimination in any form, against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or political affiliation. SCC commits itself to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of those characteristics.


For More Information

Holly Brewington, Director of Special Populations & Testing

(910) 900-4045


Student Services | North Building