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Higher Education Child Care Project (HECCP)

What is the Higher Education Child Care Project (HECCP)?

The Higher Education Child Care Project (HECCP) provides reimbursement of child care costs to eligible student-parents.  This funding has been made available through the Department of Economic Security (DES).

The purpose of the Higher Education Child Care Project is to provide qualified child care assistance to income eligible, undergraduate students taking 6 or more credits who are parents of a child or children (12 years of age and under).

Eligible Students:

► Any student-parent taking 6 or more credits in a CAC degree pathway, approved by DES, may be eligible to apply for reimbursement of qualifying child care expenses.

Qualifying Child Care Programs:

Department of Economic Security (DES) licensed child care programs
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) licensed child care programs

Get Started:

VERIFY: Student-parents should check with their child care program to confirm licensing by DES or ADHS or refer to the Arizona Child Care Resources & Referral.

APPLY: Complete your HECCP Application.

SUBMIT: Receipt showing payment(s) and supporting documents should be submitted to  Questions may also be directed to

REAPPLY: Students-parents must apply for reimbursements each academic year (or for individual terms) and HECCP eligibility will be verified prior to reimbursement. Complete your HECCP Application.

HECCP is administered by:


For additional information contact:

1-520-494-5477 or

Link to HECCP Application

Funding provided by the Department of Economic Security Child Care Administration.  Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Central Arizona College prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability  The Central Arizona College must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  For example, this means that if necessary, Central Arizona College must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials.  It also means that Central Arizona College will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity.  If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if possible.

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