Financial Assistance 2019/2020

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, NOT on soccer or athletic ability. Funds are raised by the voluntary efforts of ISC members.

Players seeking assistance must apply each May/June during the clinics and tryouts registration and must attend at least two tryout sessions.  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 every year, 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, the first two pages of your 2018 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. Those players who have not paid their tryout fee or have not submitted a complete financial assistance application along with the federal tax form by June 13, 2019 for 9U-13U and June 25, 2019 for 14U-18U, will not receive their team placement on clinic/tryout notification day and will only be considered for financial assistance if funds are still available.

 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 $22,459 $15,782
2 $30,451 $21,389
3 $38,443 $27,014
4 $46,435 $32,630
5 $54,427 $38,246
6 $62,419 $43,862
7 $70,411 $49,478
8 $78,403 $55,094
For each additional family member, add $7,992 $5,616


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 Receiving 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 (11U 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 $115, 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 $115
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 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
Financial Assistance Application

Download the ISC Financial Assistance Application at the link below:

Financial Assistance Application