Financial Aid

Update May 15, 2018 All financial aid for the year has been awarded at this time. Players are encouraged to submit a financial aid application to determine if they are eligible for aid. If found eligible, player will be placed on the financial aid waiting list.

 

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2018-2019 Financial Aid Information

TRAVEL & Development Academy (DA) 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 travel spot offer.

 

 

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

 

  • The maximum financial aid award is 60% of the total program (travel soccer or Development Academy) fee.  Please see the chart below for exact amounts. Keep in mind that PARTIAL awards may be made.
  • Financial aid only covers a portion of an Arlington Soccer’s soccer players’ fee and one uniform kit plus practice t-shirt over the two-year uniform cycle.
  • 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 SOCCER?

 

 

 

 

Birth Year

(Age Group)

 

 

Total Program (Club) Fee

 

 

- Max Financial Aid Award

( - 60%)

+ Additional partial team fee collected by club

 

This is only a partial payment towards total “Team Fees”. Remaining “Team Fees” are paid to team

 

TOTAL OWED TO THE CLUB

 

Additional “Team Fees” are paid to the team

Additional Expenses to

 Play Travel Soccer

 

All players must pay these fees, teams/ASA does not help with these expenses

 

TRAVEL SOCCER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to add in

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)

2010– 2007

(9U –12U)

 

 

 

 

 

Tier 9U-12U - All Teams

 

$1940

 

-1165

 

+300

 

$1075

2006-2005

(13U-14U)

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$2090

-1255

+500

$1335

Tier 2 - White Team

$1890

-1135

+400

$1155

Tier 3 - Blue & Black Teams       

$1840

-1105

+300

$1035

2004-2000

(15U-19U)

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$2140

-1285

+600

$1455

Tier 2 - White Team

$1890

-1135

+400

$1155

Tier 3 - Blue Team

$1840

-1105

+300

$1035

 

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (DA)

 

All Teams

 

$2350

 

-1410

 

+200

 

$1140

For detailed information about each Travel Soccer age group please click HERE and select the Age Group in the sidebar menu.  For detailed information about Development Academy teams please click HERE.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Age Group/Tier

Payments and Due Dates

 Payments cover travel program fees and portion of team fees

(additional team fees are paid to the team)

TRAVEL SOCCER

2010 – 2007

(9U –12U)

,

Tier 9U-12U - All Teams

$195 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

2006-2005  

(13U-14U)

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$215 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $140 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 2 - White Team

$195 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 3 - Blue and Black Teams

$155 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

2004-2000

(15U-19U)

 

Tier 1- Red Team

$215 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $155 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 2 - White Team

$195 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 3 - Blue Teams

$155 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

 

All Teams

 

$220 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments $115 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

     

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED OF AN AID AWARD?

  • An award email will be sent before the travel soccer spot offer email is sent. 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 down payment. Down-payments are non-refundable.
     
  • To accept your offered team spot, pay the down payment fee 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. 

After players have accepted their travel spot by registering and paying, a copy of the Financial Aid Award information will be emailed to financial aid recipients confirming the award and expectated payment schedules. 

 

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 4th for 2010 (9U) players       
  • May 14th for those players trying out for a travel team (not 9U or Development Academy)

Keep in mind that there is a LARGE demand for Financial Aid money. Do not wait till the above listed dates to apply!

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kosko at jenniferkosko@arlingtonsoccer.com or at 703-244-7280.

Ready to Complete a 2018-2019 Travel Soccer/Development Academy financial aid application?

 

*Remember, a separate application must be completed for each child (player)*

 

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 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)