Financial Assistance

 

Iowa Soccer Club

2016-2017 Financial Assistance

 

The Iowa Soccer Club (ISC) offers a limited amount of financial assistance each soccer year. The ISC determines the amount of financial assistance based on income and financial need. Financial assistance is NOT based on soccer or athletic ability. Funds are raised by the voluntary efforts of ISC members. Families seeking assistance must apply each May/June during the clinics and tryouts registration and must attend at least one tryout session.  Please note, no financial assistance applications will be accepted after the tryout period, except in the case of a player moving into the area after the tryout dates.

 

How to Apply

            Applicants must fill out the financial assistance application, including supporting documentation, and turn it in during tryout registration in late May and early June or return by mail to the ISC office.  Supporting documents include, but are not limited to, your most recent Federal Income Tax return that clearly shows number of dependents and adjusted gross income (AGI). The entire tax return is not necessary so long as the form submitted shows AGI and number of dependents. The application and tax return must be submitted to ISC staff. Please note this information is kept confidential within the Committee. The application is available at the bottom of this page.  Those players who have not paid their tryout fee and have not completed and submitted their financial assistance application and tax forms and by June 17, 2016 for U9-U13 and June 29, 2016 for U14-U18, will not receive their team placement on clinic/tryout notification day.   

 

Income Eligibility Guidelines

            To receive the maximum amount of financial assistance, the household AGI must be below the Department of Agriculture income eligibility guidelines for free meals.  The Committee may award assistance if AGI is higher than the amounts shown below if there are extenuating circumstances e.g. loss of job, medical expenses, etc. The following is only a guideline for determining assistance.

 

Household Size

Annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

 

Reduce price meals (185% of poverty guidelines)

*Free meals (130% of poverty guidelines)

1

$21,978

$15,444

2

$29,637

$20,826

3

$37,296

$26,208

4

$44,955

$31,590

5

$52,614

$36,972

6

$60,273

$42,354

7

$67,951

$47,749

8

$75,647

$53,157

For each additional family member, add

$7,696

$5,408

 

 

 

 

MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THAT THE ISC CAN AWARD AN INDIVIDUAL 

            If awarded the maximum amount of assistance, the assistance will cover the ISC coaching/admin fee, the ISC facility fee, and up to $150 in team fees for fall and up to $150 for spring/summer *. The Committee may also award partial assistance to applicants. All players receiving financial assistance, even those receiving full assistance, are responsible for some expenses as stated below.

 

FEES THAT ARE NOT COVERED EVEN FOR THOSE RECEVING THE ISC FULL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE 

            Maximum assistance does NOT include the annual clinic and tryout fee, the annual registration fee, uniform fees, and your personal travel expenses to and from practices, games throughout central and eastern Iowa, and tournaments (U11 and above some out of state tournaments).   In addition, the full assistance package does not cover any team fees that are in excess of the $150 that the full package pays per player for team fees.  Those receiving maximum assistance are responsible for paying the annual $25 Clinic and Tryout Fee, the annual $175 registration fee which is due by August 1 each year, purchasing a uniform set which costs around $100, and paying league and tournament team fees that are in excess of the $150 awarded by the full financial assistance package.  

 

In addition, the assistance does not cover the cost of ISC Premier Soccer Camp, ISC BAGIL league, or ISC Men’s League.

 

                                            Required Fees Beyond Full Assistance

 

Clinic/Tryout fee

$25

Annual Registration Fee

$175

Uniform

$100

Fall team fees above $150

varies

Spring/summer team fees above $150 *

varies

Winter/indoor tournament fees

Min. $30

BAGIL/Men's league ( 1 session required)

$100/$155 per session.

Travel expenses to/from practices, games, and tournaments

varies

Hotel and food expenses with out of state tournaments

varies

Estimated total minimum expenses

$540+/$595+

* For those who are above 130% of the poverty line, you will be responsible to cover all the spring/summer fees less the carryover from fall team fee reimbursement.

 

Commitment Expectations

            Each age group for the ISC advanced year round program has commitment expectations for practice, league games, and tournament attendance. Players receiving financial assistance must meet the same expectations as all of our year round players. They must complete the same minimum number of practices, league games, and tournaments. In addition, all players receiving financial assistance will be expected to participate in the club’s annual fundraiser for financial assistance. If commitment expectations are not meet your financial assistance will be revoked. More information regarding commitment expectations is available on our website.   http://iowasoccerclub.com/levels-of-play/advanced-year-round

 

Please note financial assistance is not offered for the Practice-Only Program (POP), Practice-Only Program Plus Indoor (POPPI) or Outdoor Plus Practice (OPP).

 


 

APPLICATION

Please click here for the 2016-2017 Application

 

Application can be returned via email OR via regular mail. Any questions, please contact the ISC Administrator: accountant@iowasoccerclub.com