A Y for All Community Members
Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to ensuring every community member, has access to our Ys. Our Financial Assistance Program enables all individuals and families to become active members and participants at a rate that fits their budgets. This program is possible thanks to the many generous donors who support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign —100% of donations made to the Y help support kids, adults and families in our communities.
Applications for the financial aid program will 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.
Applying for Financial Assistance
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.