Student Parent Services and Resources
Students with children, we welcome you!
At Compton College, we understand the dedication and perseverance it takes to be both
a parent and a student. More than 1 in 5 college students are parents. The good news
is that there has never been a better time for parenting students. Effective July
1, 2023 California has enacted a new law (AB 2881) to remove barriers to academic success and degree attainment for students with children.
This page serves as a central resource for both on and off campus services, community building and to highlight our parenting student community. We look forward to continuously working to support you on your journey through higher education.
Here are the services and resources available to currently enrolled student parents:
Students can enroll their infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children at the Abel
B. Sykes Jr. Child Development Center to gain the time needed to focus on their own
learning. Childcare services are available Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30
Lactation Room Locations
Coming soon! There will be a number of lactation spaces located in the new buildings opening this spring. Check back for the exact locations.
On-Campus Health Services
The St. John’s Community Health Center provides current students and their children a variety of on-campus health services during campus hours.
Priority Registration (beginning Spring 2024)
AB 2881 will require colleges and universities in California to provide priority registration
for student parents. For more information on the different tiers for enrollment visit:
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid can help you find scholarships, grants, loans and other programs you may qualify for to help you pay for school fees, books and other expenses.
Compton College Housing and Food Resources
Compton College is dedicated to ensuring your success by providing essential resources. If you need help with housing referral services, food resources or assistance in enrolling with CalFresh, please visit our student resources webpage: www.compton.edu/studentservices/student-equity-program/student-resources
Learn more about the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program, a state-funded program designed to assist eligible students with completing their educational goals. If you are a single parent, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a supplemental component of the EOPS Program designed to provide support services.
California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
CalWORKs funds assist parents and their children who are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and those in transition from welfare to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services. On campus, these services are offered through the CalWORKs Program which helps eligible students earn degrees and certificates while gaining work experience that leads to employment.
Compton College Emergency Grants
If you are struggling with a personal crisis or emergency situation you may be eligible for an emergency grant.
Compton College Guaranteed Income Program
CalWORKs and CARE students are eligible for our Guaranteed Income Program where they can receive $500 a month for six months (three months in the fall and three months in the spring) to help reduce financial stressors.
Family & Medical Leave Options
Information not available at this time
Compton College Farmers' Market
Students can purchase affordable, fresh produce at our weekly farmers' market with WIC, CalFresh and other federal nutrition assistance programs. There is also a Market Match program, which gives CalFresh participants a dollar-for-dollar match on EBT purchases. The Compton College Farmers' Market is held every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. along the Main Loop, located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221. Current Compton College students receive $20 in vouchers each week to spend at the Farmers' Market. Stop by the info table with your Compton College Student ID card or student ID number.
Mobile Food Pantry
We've partnered with the Los Angeles County Food Bank to provide healthy food for free to students and the surrounding community. The mobile food pantry operates every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in parking lot F. Drive-thru services and walk-ups are welcome. The entrance is on Greenleaf Boulevard.
Special Resource Center (SRC)
The SRC provides support services to students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, developmental delay, brain injury, visual impairments, health problems and hearing impairments.
Our Student Success Center offers tutoring in a variety of subjects, available in person and online.
Transfer & Career Center
Strengthen your transfer and career opportunities with advising, workshops and other activities available at our Transfer & Career Center.
Adult Education and Workforce Development
Prepare for entering the workforce, job recovery or career advancement with a variety of courses and workshops available at Compton College. Learn from professionals who are experts in their field with extensive, hands-on educational experience. Visit our Workforce Development Department to learn more.
CalFresh Benefits and Eligibility
CalFresh can supplement your budget for healthy and nutritious food — at no cost to
you if you qualify. When approved, you will be issued an Electronic Benefits Transfer
(EBT) card that works just like a debit card for groceries.
California Earned Income Tax Credit (CITC)
You may be eligible for this tax credit as a working family or individual.
Department of Public Social Services
The LA County Department of Public Social Services helps low-income families and individuals apply for benefits and find assistance with food & nutrition, health care, community services, cash assistance, job services, homeless services and more. They have nearby offices in Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, West Athens and Norwalk that handle CalWORKS, CalFresh, Child Care, Medi-Cal and other social services programs. For more information visit: https://dpss.lacounty.gov/en.html
If you don't have a high school diploma, you can receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate (formerly known as the GED Certificate). Find accredited programs near you that offer preparation classes and testing at the Compton Adult School, Lynwood Community Adult School and the Paramount Adult School.
Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC)
Parents who have a child under 6 years old may qualify for this credit on their California
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
This program helps families across California by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding
support, healthy foods, and referrals to health care and other community services.
This website is designed to help parents in California find the affordable childcare
Guidelines for Student Parents with Children on Campus
Please note that children are not permitted in classrooms while class is in session. Attendance in class is limited to officially enrolled students and authorized visitors and guests only. Students shall not allow children to be left unattended or unsupervised anywhere on campus.
Know Your Rights
California AB 2881: New Rights for Parenting Students
On Sept. 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2881, a new law requiring colleges
and universities to provide priority registration for student parents, and to notify
them of resources and supports critical to their success. California is now the first
state to require educational institutions to provide priority registration for college
student parents. AB 2881 is an important lever to address the needs of student parents,
and it also supports higher education systems in reaching their goals to reduce equity
gaps more broadly.
Title IX Compliance and Policy
It is Compton College’s policy to provide an educational environment in which no one
is unlawfully discriminated against. Read more about our policy and procedures.