Financial Aid

Informacion Sobre Ayuda Financiera En Espanol 

2021-2022 Financial Aid Information - Travel & Academy Soccer

 

 

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 2021-22 season is being initiated during the ongoing 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.   

 

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

2013– 2010 (U9 - U12)

 

 

 

 

Tier 9U-12U All Teams

$1,970

-1,180

300

$1,090

2009-2007 (U13 - U15)

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$2,160

-1,300

500

$1,360

Tier 2 - White Team

$1,920

-1,150

400

$1,170

Tier 3 - Blue & Black Teams        

$1,870

-1,120

300

$1,050

Tier 4 - Gold Teams        

$1,545

-925

200

$820

2006-2003 (U16 - U19)

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$2,210

-1,330

600

$1,480

Tier 2 - White Team

$1,920

-1,150

400

$1,170

Tier 3 - Blue Team

$1,870

-1,120

300

$1,050

ACADEMY

U12

$2,420

-1450

600

$1,570

U13-U19

$2,670*

-1,575

600

$1,695

 

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).

 

*The U13-U19 Academy Fees include additional Performance Training Fees of $250 and additional Financial Aid Award towards the Performance Training. 

 

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, 2022

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

12,880

16,744

23,828

32,200

38,640

2

17,420

22,646

32,227

43,550

52,260

3

21,960

28,548

40,626

54,900

65,880

4

26,500

34,450

49,025

66,250

79,500

5

31,040

40,352

57,424

77,600

93,120

6

35,580

46,254

65,823

88,950

106,740

7

40,120

52,156

74,222

100,300

120,360

8

44,660

58,058

82,621

111,650

133,980

For each add’l person, add:

4,540

5,902

8,399

11,350

13,620

 

 

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

 

TRAVEL SOCCER

2013 – 2010

 

Tier 9U-12U - All Teams

$210 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

2009-2007

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$240 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $140 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 2 - White Team 

$210 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 3 - Blue and Black Teams

$170 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 4 - Gold Teams

$180 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $80 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

2006-2003

 

Tier 1- Red Team

$240 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $155 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 2 - White Team 

$210 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 3 – Blue and Black Teams

$170 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

ACADEMY

U12

$250 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments $165 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

U13-U19

$255 initial payment (DUE within 72 hours of Financial Aid Award) + 8 payments $180 (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 15th.  Those 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 2021-22 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 1st for 2013 (9U) players       

          · May 15th for all other players trying out for a travel team

 

 

Keep in mind that there is a LARGE demand for Financial Aid money. Do not wait till the above listed dates to apply!  2020/21 Season saw over 200 applications and Arlington Soccer anticipates even more applications for 2021/21 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 2021-2022 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 2020 Federal Tax 1040 form 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)