Through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign (as well as the United Way, the YMCA and other charitable organizations) individuals and families in need can participate in YMCA programs and services they otherwise could not afford. Within our available resources and program capacity, every effort is made to accommodate all who wish to participate at the YMCA. Families must pay a portion of the fees based on their financial circumstances. No one is denied access to any YMCA program or service solely on an inability to pay the full fee.
Applying for Tuition Assistance
Anyone who believes that The Academy would meet their needs, but who is unable (not unwilling) to pay the full fee, may apply for Tuition Assistance.
A person or a family applying for Tuition Assistance should:
1) Download the Tuition Assistance Application Package.
2) Complete Tuition Assistance Application Package and attach required documentation.
3) Submit package via e-mail, fax or in person.
4) Attend Tuition Assistance Interview
The interview will be an in-person assessment of the applicant’s financial situation and will be completely confidential. Upon completion of the interview and approval of assistance, the application will be processed. The purpose of the interview is to discuss how an individual might benefit from attendance at The Academy and how the YMCA might assist with tuition. It is important that applicants understand that the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and United Way funds are used to pay the difference between their payment and the full fee.
Renewal of Tuition Assistance – For Returning Students requesting Tuition Assistance
Returning student who still require assistance must re-apply for assistance yearly. Renewal must be requested and paperwork completed and submitted by May 31st.