At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. As part of our mission the Y offers financial assistance through our Membership for All program.Financial Aid Application
Financial Aid Q & A
How do I know if I qualify?Income Guidelines
How do I apply?
You may obtain an application for financial assistance by clicking the button at the bottom of this page or by visiting the Y Welcome Center.
What paperwork do I need to provide?
You will be asked to provide copies of documents verifying your income, which might include:
- Last year’s tax return
- Two consecutive pay stubs for each working adult in the household
- Social security award letter or bank statement showing the monthly deposit
- If you are unemployed a copy of an unemployment letter (of acceptance or denial) is required
- Any other documents you feel will explain your situation will also be reviewed
Awards will not be given to those not providing proof of income. If an individual (18+) is going to be listed on your membership we require proof of income or status as a FT student for that person. You may be asked to provide further paperwork or to answer questions upon request.
How long does it take to process my application?
It may take up to 7 business days to process your application. You may be asked to meet with the Financial Aid Coordinator to activate your membership or you will receive an award letter in the mail. Please note you must contact Debby Ellison at 603.283.5254 or email@example.com to activate your membership. If you have not received a letter after 2 weeks please contact Debby Ellison at 603.283.5254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I work out/ use the facility while my application is being processed?
Unfortunately, we can not allow facility usage without a membership or payment of a guest fee. You may pay a standard guest fee to enter the facility during the application process.
How long is my membership good for?
Financial aid is awarded for one year. Those wishing to renew to their membership beyond the one year will need to complete a new application and provide updated income information, after which we will verify facility usage. To avoid a lapse in membership you should reapply at least two weeks before your membership expires.
Where does the Financial Aid money come from?
Financial aid is made possible through the generous contributions of individuals like yourself. The Membership for All program is funded through the Y’s own Annual Campaign. This is why we ask all our financial aid applicants to consider volunteering their time or to eventually “pay it forward” by giving back at a time when you can, in order to help others. It is through the generous support of community donors that we are able to meet the Y’s mission.
Will people know I have Financial Assistance?
Your information is confidential. A Member Services Coordinator will process your FA application and membership. Once you have your membership you will have the same privileges and access as all members.