Financial Assistance

Membership for All at the Y

The Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership. 

If you are looking for financial assistance for YMCA programs, we offer that too. We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Eligible recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed annually and is determined on an individual basis.

HOW DO I APPLY? 

  • Download a financial assistance application. 
  • Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents. 
  • Return the application and required documents to your YMCA.

YMCA financial assistance will be awarded upon the available resources of the Association. Financial assistance and scholarships are obtained through a confidential application process. Stop by the Welcome Desk to pick up an application or click here for printable form.
If you have additional questions regarding the YMCA's scholarship program, please contact Rich Haight at rich.haight@highland.edu.