Financial Aid

Informacion Sobre Ayuda Financiera En Espanol 

2020-2021 Financial Aid Information - Travel & Academy Soccer

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED - ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITED AFTER JUNE 3RD WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

 

Overview
How Much Does it Cost to Play Travel Soccer?

What Does Financial Aid Cover?

Am I Eligible for an Award?

How Much Will I Have to Pay After my Award?
When Will I Learn About My Award?

How Do I Apply?

 

OVERVIEW

The Arlington Soccer Association offers financial aid to financially challenged youth and their families to assist with Club Fees whenever possible.   Financial aid awards are based on the number of players demonstrating need, the extent of that need, and the budget available for financial aid.

As the 2020-21 season is being initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arlington Soccer will evaluate all players requesting financial assistance and may adjust financial aid awards outside the typical awards.  However, no player will receive an award that exceeds the maximum aid award.   Families impacted by the pandemic may present documentation related to their furlough and unemployment benefits.  Arlington Soccer will utilize these documents in lieu of the traditionally accepted documents.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY TRAVEL SOCCER?

Birth Year / Age Group Total Club Fee Less Max Financial Aid Award (-60%) + Additional partial team fee collected by club Total Owed to Club
TRAVEL SOCCER
2012– 2009 (U9 - U12)        
Tier 9U-12U - All Teams $1,950 -1170 300 $1,080
2008-2006 (U13 - U15)        
Tier 1 - Red Team $2,140 -1280 +500 $1,360
Tier 2 - White Team $1,900 -1140 400 $1,160
Tier 3 - Blue & Black Teams         $1,850 -1110 300 $1,040
Tier 4 - Gold Teams         $1,525 -915 200 $810
2005-2002 (U16 - U19)        
Tier 1 - Red Team $2,190 -1310 600 $1,480
Tier 2 - White Team $1,900 -1140 400 $1,160
Tier 3 - Blue Team $1,850 -1110 300 $1,040
ACADEMY
All Teams $2,400 -1440 600 $1,560

 

These fees do not include gas/hotel/meal expenses for travel to practice, games, tournaments and showcases.  Families to pay for items such as cleats ($50-$200), shin guards ($15-$60), soccer ball ($20), additional practice t-shirts ($15), warm-ups ($100), backpacks ($70) and other club gear (all costs are approximate).

 

 

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

  • The maximum financial aid award is 60% of the Club Fee.  Please see the chart above for exact amounts. This is the MAXIMUM amount - keep in mind that PARTIAL awards may be issued.
  • Financial aid only covers a portion of an Arlington Soccer’s soccer player’s fee.
  • Families are responsible for paying the additional club fees and team fees remaining after financial aid is awarded. 
  • Optional uniform pieces and/or camps/clinics run by the club ARE NOT covered by financial aid.

 

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, 2021

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

12,760

16,588

23,606

31,900

38,280

2

17,240

22,412

31,894

43,100

51,720

3

21,720

28,236

40,182

54,300

65,160

4

26,200

34,060

48,470

65,500

78,600

5

30,660

39,858

56,721

76,500

91,980

6

35,160

45,708

65,046

87,900

105,480

7

39,640

51,532

73,334

99,100

118,920

8

44,120

57,356

81,622

110,300

132,360

For each add’l person, add:

4,480

5,824

8,288

11,200

13,440

 

 

HOW MUCH ARE PAYMENTS AFTER A FULL (60%) FINANCIAL AID AWARD?

 

TRAVEL SOCCER
2012 – 2009 ,
Tier 9U-12U - All Teams $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $125 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
2008-2006    
Tier 1 - Red Team $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $160 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
Tier 2 - White Team  $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $135 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
Tier 3 - Blue and Black Teams $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
Tier 4 - Gold Teams $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $91.25 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
2005-2002  
Tier 1- Red Team $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $175 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
Tier 2 - White Team  $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $135 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
Tier 3 – Blue and Black Teams $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)
ACADEMY
All Teams $80 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments $185 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

 

     

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED OF AN AID AWARD?

 

  • An award email will be sent by June 20th to players who apply by May 31stThose families who are not awarded financial aid will also be notified via email. 
  • Families awarded Financial Aid that does not meet their needs will have 72 hours to notify Arlington Soccer they are rescinding the offer.  
  • To accept your offered team spot, pay the down payment fee within 72 hours of your Financial Aid award.  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 72 hours of the Financial Aid award. 
  • Coaches will be notified of Pending Status while Financial Aid applications are reviewed.  An accepted offer indicating "applying for financial aid" as the payment method AND a completed Financial Aid application with supporting documentation will complete a player's acceptance until Financial Aid is awarded.
  • Players not meeting the 72 hour deadline after Financial Aid is awarded may be dropped from their team and replaced.
  • Players not meeting the 48 hour deadline to accept their offer and submit a financial aid application may be dropped from their team and replaced.
  • Credit card payment is preferred. 
  • For the 2020-21 Season, Arlington Soccer will be evaluating all requests and sending notifications after offers are made.  Given the delayed timing of awards, Arlington Soccer will allow families who are awarded aid that does not meet their needs 72 hours (3 days) to notify Arlington Soccer they are declining the offer due to financial reasons.  

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

 

Complete the online Application for Financial Aid (a separate application for each player), which includes uploading a copy of one of the supporting documents listed in the application. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. All financial aid applications must be completed online.

 

Aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis as determined by the date of receipt and income level, with current Arlington Soccer Travel players having first priority. Financial aid funds are limited in availability and will run out quickly during the award process. Once all aid is awarded, eligible players will be placed on a wait list. Families should submit financial aid applications today and not later than May 31, 2020.

 

Keep in mind that there is a LARGE demand for Financial Aid money. Do not wait till the above listed dates to apply!  2019/20 Season saw almost 250 applications and Arlington Soccer anticipates even more applications for 2020/21 Season.

 

Questions? Contact financialaid@arlingtonsoccer.com or contact the office at 703-527-0157.  Due to the office closure, voicemails are checked periodically while emails are checked regularly.  

Please review this information prior to submitting your 2020-2021 Financial Aid Application.

 

Remember, a separate application must be completed for each child (player) AND supporting documentation must reflect each players name as registered*

 

Please have one of the following income verification documents listed below ready to be uploaded BEFORE you fill out the financial aid application. Applications with missing documentation cannot be reviewed.

  • 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 2019 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 LETTER for Woman Infant and Children Program (WIC)
  • Current Proof of Eligibility LETTER for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF)
  • Current Proof of Eligibility LETTER for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP) (formerly food stamps)
  • Unemployment and Furlough Documentation due to the pandemic