Application and Eligibility

  • A student reading a book in the library.

    Focus on academics

    College Assistance Migrant Program participant Yadira Miron Aguilar takes some time to study in the Waldo Library.

  • A group of students moving rocks behind a car.

    Service-learning opportunities

    A group of College Assistance Migrant Program participants volunteering at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan.

  • A group of students laughing over a ledge.

    Social interaction

    A group of students enjoying some time together after an afternoon of volunteering.

Application

Western Michigan University's College Assistance Migrant Program accepts 40 students per academic year. We encourage you to apply early for admission into the program to assure that we can assist with any questions and address any issues that may arise during your transition to the University.

Please print and complete the application and include supporting documents for consideration into the program. We accept applications until all 40 program slots have been filled. If you have any questions on eligibility, program requirements, or the program application process, please do not hesitate to contact the program staff at (269) 387-4407.

  • CAMP application form
  • CAMP application recommendation form (optional)
  • CAMP release of information
  • CAMP verification of employment - A Verification of Employment (VOE) can be used if there is no history of migrant education but the student or parent/guardian has worked in seasonal farmwork.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Migrant Education Program (if applicable)
  • Copy of your SAT or ACT test scores
  • Copy of your or your parents' previous year's federal income tax report
  • Official copy of your high school transcript or GED
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status

If you would like to find out more about the program or receive a mailed application packet, please see your high school or migrant advisor. You also may contact us at (269) 387-4407 or email dma-camp@wmich.edu.

Eligibility

The Western Michigan University College Assistance Migrant Program is a program federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Migrant Education. The program’s goal is to provide supportive services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers or their dependents, to assist them in the successful completion of their first year of college and persistence toward degree attainment. The program provides services and resources in the areas of academic guidance, career planning and development, intellectual and cultural enrichment, as well as financial assistance based on individual need. Program participants also receive follow-up services after successful completion of their first year.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Migrant Education.

To be eligible to participate in the program, the student or at least one parent must be a seasonal or migrant farmworker. A “seasonal farmworker” is a person who currently or within the past 24 months, was employed for at least 75 days in farmwork and whose primary employment was in farmwork on a temporary or seasonal basis (i.e., not a constant year-round activity). A “migrant farmworker” is a seasonal farmworker whose employment requires travel that prevents him or her from returning to his or her home within the same day.

Students may also be eligible if they participated in a Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworker Jobs Program. Students must also have a high school diploma or GED, be a U.S citizen or permanent resident, be Pell eligible per their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and have been accepted to WMU.