Financial Aid

 

Informacion Sobre Ayuda Financiera En Espanol 

EFFECTIVE MAY 10, 2019 - THERE ARE OVER 150 APPLICATONS RECIEVED -

ALL NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST SHOULD THERE BE FUNDS THAT BECOME AVAILABLE

2019-2020 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)

2011– 2008

(9U –12U)

 

 

 

 

 

Tier 9U-12U - All Teams

 

$1950

 

-1170

 

+300

 

$1080

2007-2006

(13U-14U)

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$2140

-1280

+500

$1360

Tier 2 - White Team

$1900

-1140

+400

$1160

Tier 3 - Blue & Black Teams       

$1850

-1110

+300

$1040

2005-2001

(15U-19U)

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$2190

-1310

+600

$1480

Tier 2 - White Team

$1900

-1140

+400

$1160

Tier 3 - Blue Team

$1850

-1110

+300

$1040

 

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (DA)

 

All Teams

 

$2400

 

-1440

 

+400

 

$1360

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, 2020

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

12,490

16,237

23,107

31,225

37,470

2

16,910

21,983

31,284

42,275

50,730

3

21,330

27,729

39,461

53,325

63,990

4

25,750

33,475

47,638

64,375

77,250

5

30,170

39,221

55,815

75,425

90,510

6

34,590

44,967

63,992

86,475

103,770

7

39,010

50,713

72,169

97,525

117,030

8

43,430

56,450

80,346

108,575

130,290

For each add’l person, add:

4,420

5,746

8,177

11,050

13,260

 

 

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

2011 – 2008

(9U –12U)

,

Tier 9U-12U - All Teams

$200 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

2007-2006  

(13U-14U)

 

Tier 1 - Red Team

$240 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $140 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 2 - White Team

$200 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 3 - Blue and Black Teams

$160 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

2005-2001

(15U-19U)

 

Tier 1- Red Team

$200 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $160 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 2 - White Team

$200 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $120 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

Tier 3 - Blue Teams

$160 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments of $110 (DUE Aug 1 – March 1)

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

 

All Teams

 

$240 initial payment (DUE within 48 hours of offer) + 8 payments $140 (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 1st for 2011 (9U) players       
  • May 8th 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 Melissa Riemer at financialaid@arlingtonsoccer.com or contact the office at 703-527-0157.

Ready to Complete a 2019-2020 Travel Soccer/Development Academy 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 2018 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)