Financial Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance Programs

The YMCA’s financial assistance program provides scholarships for YMCA programs and services for those in need within our available resources. The YMCA is for everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, age, income or ability.

Applications for the financial aid program shall be reviewed to determine the need of applicants to participate in the desired program.

Those not able to pay the full fee may be awarded partial financial aid based on their demonstrated ability to pay, and the YMCA's ability to fund the aid. Assistance will be awarded to those who need it most.

Information on income, family size, and personal situations help us award financial aid in a fair and consistent manner on a case-by-case basis.

To apply for financial assistance:

  • Download or pick up a financial assistance program application at any Chattanooga YMCA
  • Fill out the application
  • Acquire copies of income verification (without proper documents scholarships cannot be processed.) The scholarship application explains which documents are required, for example 1040's, pay stubs, Social Security Benefits, child support, Food Stamps, etc.
  • Turn in your completed scholarship at any Chattanooga YMCA along with income verification forms.

Scholarships will be processed in a timely manner and a letter will be mailed within 2 weeks

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