Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available for those families that qualify.  If you received financial aid from Arlington Soccer during the 2018-19 Travel Soccer year, or have applied for financial aid from Arlington Soccer and been approved but no funds were available, please contact Ann Marie Borkowski.

If you have not received financial aid from Arlington Soccer, you need to apply for financial aid by February 28, 2019. Please read the following for more information regarding how to apply for financial aid.

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2019 Financial Aid Information

Super Y Soccer

The Arlington Soccer Association will offer financial aid for program fees, to the extent possible, to financially challenged youth and their families. Financial aid awards will be based on the number of players demonstrating need, the extent of that need and the budget available for financial aid in a given year. Arlington Soccer strives to award financial aid in conjunction with offers to assist families in their decision making process on whether or not to accept a Super Y spot offer.

HOW MUCH FINANCIAL AID IS AWARDED AND WHAT DOES THE AWARD COVER?

  • The maximum financial aid award is 50% of the total program fee.
  • Financial aid only covers a portion of an Arlington Soccer’s soccer players’ fee and two jerseys (home and away).
  • Families are responsible for paying the additional club fees and team fees left after financial aid is awarded. 
  • Optional uniform pieces and/or camps/clinics run by the club ARE NOT covered by financial aid.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO PLAY SUPER Y SOCCER?

Super Y player fees for 2019 are $615. This covers player registration and two uniform jerseys (home and away). Some matches may involve travel within a generally local area. Teams that win select age groups are required to participate in the North American Finals competition in Florida in December. The costs for participating in this competition are the responsibility of the player and not included in the financial aid award.

HOW DOES ARLINGTON SOCCER DETERMINE AID ELIGIBILITY?

Arlington Soccer uses the US Government Federal Poverty Guidelines for decisions on awarding Financial Aid (see grid below).

  • 1st priority for Awarding Financial Aid:  Those players receiving free lunch benefits (or family incomes at 130% of poverty level or below). Many years, this is the only group receiving financial aid given the volume of requests.
     
  • 2nd priority for Awarding Financial Aid:  Those players receiving reduced lunch benefits (or family incomes at 185% of poverty level or below). Financial Aid awards may only be partial awards in this category. 
     
  • 3rd priority for Awarding Financial Aid:  Those families at 250% of poverty level or below.  If financial aid money is still available to award the club will consider Financial Aid Awards in this category.  Financial Aid awards may only be partial awards in this category.
     
  • 4th priority for Awarding Financial Aid: Those families at 300% of poverty level or below. If financial aid money is still available to award the club will consider Financial Aid Awards in this category.  Financial Aid Awards in this category will only be partial awards.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Child Nutrition Programs; Income Eligibility Guidelines    Effective through June 30, 2019

Household Size

100%

Federal Poverty Guidelines

130% of

Poverty Level

Qualifies for Free Meal Program

185% of Poverty Level

Qualifies for Reduced

Meal Program

250% of Poverty Level

300% of Poverty Level

1

12,140

15,782

22,459

30,350

36,420

2

16,460

21,398

30,451

41,150

49,380

3

20,780

27,014

38,443

51,950

62,340

4

25,100

32,630

46,435

62,750

75,300

5

29,420

38,246

54,427

73,550

88,260

6

33,740

43,862

62,419

84,350

101,220

7

38,060

49,478

70,411

95,150

114,180

8

42,380

55,094

78,403

105,950

127,140

For each add’l person, add:

4,320

5,616

7,992

10,800

12,960

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED OF AN AID AWARD?

  • An award email will be sent once the application is received and reviewed. Those not awarded financial aid will also be notified via email.
  • Families have 48 hours, from the time the offer email is sent, to register and make their first installment. Installments are non-refundable. 
     
  • To accept your offered team spot, pay the initial installment within 48 hours of your offer.  Only when these two steps are completed - registering and paying - will the offer be considered accepted. Please plan ahead to ensure you can make payment within 48 hours of the offer.
     
  • Players not meeting the 48-hour deadline may be dropped from their team and replaced.
     
  • Credit card payment is preferred. 

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are interested in Financial Aid, please indicate during your Super Y registration and you will be notified of award after your documentation is reviewed by Arlington Soccer.

Aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis as determined by the date of request and income level, with current Arlington Soccer players having first priority. Financial aid funds are limited in availability and may run out during the award process. Families should request financial aid as soon as possible and not later than February 15, 2019.

Keep in mind that there is a LARGE demand for Financial Aid money so do not wait to submit your request.. 

Questions? Contact Ann Marie Borkowski vial email or 703-527-0157.

NOTE: You must provide one of the following income verification documents listed below to be eligible for financial aid. One of these forms must be uploaded during registration or brought to the office for aid to be awarded. You may also email it to Ann Marie Borkowski.

  • Current Proof of Eligibility for Free or Reduced Lunch Program (copy of current lunch letter). If player is at private school then provide 1040 forms (see next entry) 
     
  • Copy of 2017 Federal Tax 1040 form (first page only) with ALL W-2s and 1099s filed by all members of the household.  If you are self-employed you must also provide Schedule-C.
  • Current Proof of Eligibility for Woman Infant and Children Program (WIC)
  • Current Proof of Eligibility for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF)
     
  • Current Proof of Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP) (formerly food stamps)

REFUNDS
Please click here to view the 2019 Super Y Refund Policy.