CAMP Eligibility Criteria
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) CAMP assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate family members to successfully complete the first undergraduate year of study in a college or university, and provides follow-up services to help students continue in postsecondary education.
A student is eligible for CAMP if they meet one of the following criteria:
- They or their parent(s) or guardian(s) have engaged in migrant or seasonal farm work for at least 75 days within the last 24 months.
- They have participated or been eligible to participate in the Title 1C Migrant Education Program.
- Has qualified for the Workforce Investment Act 167 Program (WIA 167), formerly the JTPA 402 Program High School Equivalency Program (HEP).
HEP Eligibility Criteria
The High School Equivalency Program helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate family members who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and subsequently to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training.
A migrant or seasonally employed agricultural worker or their children are eligible for HEP if they meet the following criteria:
- Within the past 24 months has worked a minimum of 75 days in migrant or seasonal farmwork;
a. or has been eligible for, or has participated in a migrant education program;
b. or in a Work Force Investment Act program for migrant or seasonal farmworkers;
- Is at least 16 years of age or over;
- Is not currently enrolled in an elementary or secondary school;
- Has not earned a secondary school diploma or its equivalency;
About HEP/CAMP Association
The National HEP/CAMP Association is an organization whose membership is comprised of universities, colleges and non-profit organizations that administer a High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and/or a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). The Association’s membership is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of the national HEP and CAMP program, all HEP and CAMP projects, and to disseminating information about HEP and CAMP.
Our mission is “to serve, educate, and empower farm workers” our vision is “to improve the quality of life for farm-workers through education.”