Tuition Rates

ACPC has a sliding fee scale to assist families with the cost of childcare. Fees may be reduced up to $270 per month. Parents qualify by income and Iowa State University student status. Funds for the fee scale are awarded by ASSET on a yearly basis.

ASSET (Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team) ASSET is the acronym for a funding body which is composed of five local funders in Story County which are:

  • City of Ames
  • Story County Board of Supervisors
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • United Way of Story County
  • Student Government of ISU
ACPC MONTHLY TUITION RATES 2017-18 (Effective September 1, 2017)
Family Size
Annual Income
at or below
Annual Income
above
  2
46,000 46,000
  3
58,000 58,000
  4
66,000 66,000
  5
74,000 74,000
 
   
Toddler (18 mos-2 years old)
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours
700 990
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/3 days
590 830
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
535 700
  2 days
 
415
     
Fireflies/Ladybugs (2-3 years old)
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
620 910
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
520 770
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
455 620
  2 days
 
415
     
Bumblebees (3 year olds)
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
620 870
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
525 750
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
470 620
  2 days
 
380
     

Dragonflies/Butterflies/Grasshoppers (4 and 5 years old)

Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
525 775
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
425 650
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
375 525
  2 days
  380
     
Before/After School
Monthly Monthly
  Before Only
60 80
  Before / After
225 320
  After Only - 4 or 5 days
165 250
  After Only - 3 days
135 190
  After Only - 2 days
85 130
  
   
  Full Days/Snow Days Off
$30 more per day

 

All families must provide income verification and complete CACFP Food Forms to qualify.

Tuition subsidy limited to available ASSET funds.

ISU Student Discounts for full-time students of $25 or $50 depending on child's age--Need ISU student schedule

2nd Child Discounts

  • To be eligible for the $50 discount, multiple preschool children must be enrolled full-time.
  • To be eligible for the $25 discount, school-agers must be enrolled in before or after-school care 5 days/week, or Full-time for summer.
  • The discount is applied to the oldest child's tuition.