Financial Assistance 2023/2024
To Be Considered For 2023-2024 ISC Financial Assistance:
Application and other paperwork* must be completed by Friday, June 9, 2023.
The Iowa Soccer Club (ISC) offers a limited amount of financial assistance each soccer year for players participating in the ISC Advanced Year-Round Team Program and on a case by case basis to a few Practice-Only Program Plus Indoor players. ISC determines the amount of financial assistance based on income and financial need (shown on the table below), NOT on soccer or athletic ability. Funds are raised by the voluntary efforts of ISC members.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Applicants must fill out the financial assistance application every year.
2. *Provide a copy of the first two pages of your 2022 federal income tax return that clearly shows number of dependents and adjusted gross income (AGI). Please note this information is kept confidential within the financial assistance committee.
3. Paperwork received after June 9, 2023, will not be considered for Financial Assistance.
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)|
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 the league and tournament fees. 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 RECEIVING THE ISC FULL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
Maximum assistance does NOT include the annual clinic and tryout fee, the ISC Club Registraton Fee, uniform fees, and your personal travel expenses to and from practices, games throughout central and eastern Iowa, and tournaments (11U and above some out of state tournaments). Those receiving maximum assistance are responsible for paying the annual $30 Clinic and Tryout Fee, the annual $231 registration fee which can be paid in monthly installments, and purchasing the full uniform kit which costs around $125. 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
|ISC Club Registration Fee for 8U-14U||$231 (monthly payments of $21 for 11 months)|
|Uniform/Footwear||Varies up to $150|
|All Indoor Leagues (1 session required)||$100-$175 per session|
|Travel expenses to/from practices, games, and tournaments||varies|
Each age group for the ISC Advanced Year-Round Program and Practice-Only Program Plus Indoor 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 and POPPI 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 met your financial assistance will be revoked.
The application can be returned at clinic/tryout registration, by email, or by regular mail.
Please contact Diana Arpey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Assistance Application
Download the ISC Financial Assistance Application at the link below: