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The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program by the Department of Education of the United States. It is designed to help migrant or seasonal farm workers and their families to attend college. This program's goal is to ensure that each CAMP student graduates from EPCC with an associate's degree or transfer credits to a university. CAMP offers the first line of support for CAMP students to succeed during their first year at El Paso Community College or at a university.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate in CAMP you must:

  • Be a farmworker or related family member
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
And meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Prospective students or their parents must have been employed at least 75 days during the past 24 months in seasonal agricultural employment.

Benefits & Services

  • Free laptop
  • Tutoring services: free of charge, to assist in the successful completion of coursework
  • Social support, and referrals for professional counseling on campus: done through CAMP leadership training workshops, peer mentoring and CAMP staff
  • Opportunities for integration into college life: through linkages to campus resources to help you succeed
  • Involvement in celebrations, cultural events, and EPCC/UTEP activities: including CAMP meetings, family functions, community service projects, free cultural events, career assessments, exploration, and resume assistance through EPCC workshops and CAMP staff

Student Responsibilities

  • Maintain enrollment as a full-time student at EPCC, complete designated course work at a level acceptable and maintain at least a 2.0GPA
  • Meet with CAMP staff on a weekly basis for individualized academic advising
  • Attend and participate in CAMP workshops/meetings for students
  • Attend tutoring sessions, when required
  • Complete and submit all necessary CAMP forms on time