Our goal is to welcome ALL.
We believe that every family and individual deserves the opportunity to enjoy the Y and connect with their community. This is why we offer income-based pricing on memberships, childcare, and on programs like youth sports and swim lessons.
Our goal is to make Y programs as affordable as possible. The amount of financial aid we can provide year-to-year varies and may change based on available resources.
How do I apply for Y for All?
Step 1: Pick up an application from the Welcome Center at our Hoag Road location (1901 Hoag Road) or download a PDF of the application below.
Step 2: Complete the application in its entirety and collect the appropriate documentation requested. Incomplete applications (including those without any supporting documents), will not be processed.
Supporting documents asked for in the application include:
- Two months of recent pay subs for all adults living in the household, and/or
- The first two pages of last year’s federal tax return (Form 1040) for all adults living in the household. If you did not file federal income taxes, please call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-1040) or visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript to get verification of non-filing letters.
If you do not have recent pay stubs or can provide documentation that you didn’t file taxes, please provide documentation showing income received from government assistance programs.
If you can’t provide documentation showing income received from government assistance programs, please attach any materials that help describe your situation.
If we don’t see proof of any income, we won’t process your application.
Step 3: Return your completed application and documentation by either:
- Bringing your materials to our Hoag Road location (1901 Hoag Road), where staff will scan your materials and return them to you, or
- Mailing the completed form and documents to 204 N Skagit Street (ATTN): Darci Hart, Burlington, WA, 98233.
Our team will process your application and notify you if you receive a discount within two weeks of receiving your completed application. Once offered, you will have 30 days to accept or decline the discount, after which you’ll need to reapply. If your application is missing any required documents or answers, it will not be processed, and you’ll need to reapply.
We are revamping our online application submission process but are dealing with some software issues, thus the paper-only application process. We hope to have an online-only application up and running soon. Thank you for your patience!
Anyone is eligible to apply, however, not everyone who applies may qualify to receive financial assistance. Whether you qualify for a financial assistance discount or not will depend on a combination of your household size and income.
The amount of financial aid we can provide is tied to our end-of-year fundraising campaign, so the amount we’re able to give out each year varies, thus the following changes in this year’s Y for All program:
- A new application form with required income documentation (in the form of pay stubs and tax documents) at the time of application.
- To be considered for childcare discounts at our Early Learning Centers and School-Age programs, families must first apply for Working Connections Childcare (WCCC) subsidies through the Washington State Department of Child, Youth, and Families (DCYF) by contacting the Child Care Subsidy Contact Center at 1-844-626-8687 or online at https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/. If denied state subsidies, then you may be eligible for a Y for All childcare discount. If approved for state subsidies, you are not eligible for a Y for All childcare discount.
- Program discounts, including childcare, are capped at 20%. Our member prices are already 30% discounted from the market rate, so your total savings will equal 50%.
Yes, Y for All discounts may be applied to monthly membership fees and programs such as youth sports, swim lessons, summer camp, et cetera. Program discounts are capped at 20%. The amount of financial aid we can provide is tied to our end of year fundraising campaign, so the amount we’re able to give out each year varies, thus the 20% maximum in 2024. Our member prices are already 30% discounted from the market rate, so your total savings will equal 50%.
Some programs are not eligible for Y for All discounts, such as Personal Training or Private Swim Lessons.
Yes, Y for All discounts may be applied to monthly tuition fees at our Early Learning Centers (ELCs) and School-Age programs.
Did you know? Our childcare programs have tiered pricing: a member rate and a community member rate. The member rate, which is lower than the community member rate, is only available to families who have an active Family Membership at the main Y at Hoag.
If you are interested in applying for a childcare discount and do not currently have a child(ren) enrolled in one our programs, before you apply for a Y for All discount, please email Darci Hart ([email protected]) or call 360-630-3911 to inquire about site specific availability.
Yes, you are still able to visit other Ys as part of your membership, however, you cannot sign up for programs at other Ys and receive our discount.
If awarded a Y for All discount, you will receive an email from our team with the discount you qualify for. You must accept/decline the offered discount within 30 days before needing to reapply. After the 30 days have passed, you’ll need to reapply for a discount because we will delete your application and accompanying documents to ensure data privacy and security.
Yes, you may put your account on hold for up to 3 months. However, putting your account on hold won’t extend the expiration date of your discount.
Yes. Because our process for determining assistance is based on income and the number of people in your household, you will need to reapply and indicate all the people you’d like on your membership.
Any changes to your membership will need to be made by the primary member on your account.
No! If it is determined that you qualify for a discount on membership fees, the joining fee will be waived. However, if you have a membership with a Y for All discount and cancel your membership, you will need to pay the $100 rejoiner fee if you decide to restart your membership as well as reapply for Y for All.
If you do not qualify for a Y for All discount, you will need to pay the joining fee when starting a membership.
Yes, you can pay quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. If paying semi-annually or annually, you will not be eligible to receive the 5% (Semi-annual) or 10% (annual) discount on top of your Y for All discount.
If your payment method fails or you are unable to pay for a month of membership, your Y for All discount will be stopped, and your membership scheduled for cancellation.
No, we do not provide “full ride” financial assistance that covers all fees.
If you cancel an active membership with a Y for All discount, you will need to reapply for a Y for All discount if you decide to reactivate your membership. You will not be able to resume your Y for All discount upon rejoining.
We do offer the option to put your account on hold for up to 3 months, during which you won’t be billed and won’t have to reapply for a Y for All membership. For more information on our holds policy, please visit our Membership Handbook.