The 2020 new and improved NWFC Financial Aid Program is now available to our members.  When designing the new program we wanted to improve several things: 

-Access. We wanted to make applying easier
-Fairness. We wanted to have a system based on facts not feelings.
-Confidentiality. We wanted applicants to be confident that their information wasn’t being seen by staff, other members, and that applications would not become public knowledge.
 

We think we’ve accomplished all those goals.  Here is the new procedure for applying:

1) The families will fill out the application form and send it to financialaid@nwfencing.org  Do not send any back-up information or tax documentation in the email!  This email is only accessible by the accountants at Plus And Minus, LLC.

2) The accountants will contact you with an invitation to send the tax documentation to them through VeriFyle for security and confidentiality.  This is also where you would include any additional documentation if you checked the box "My financial substantially changed since 2019 taxes due to Covid-19." 

3) The accountants will review your application by comparing your details against a chart. Where you land on that chart will indicate how much aid you will receive. You may receive up to a 50% discount on your class and lesson fees.

4) The accountants will notify you about whether you qualify and your discount level if you’ve qualified.

The fine print

Any financial aid awarded is for this fencing season only. We have a certain budget amount allocated, once it is reached the program will close for the season.  The financial aid discount is applied only to classes and lessons, not to membership.

NWFC offers assistance in the interest of promoting its nonprofit purposes and objectives, which include, but are not limited to, affordable programs of supervised and qualified instruction with trained coaches in the sport of fencing.

The NWFC Financial Aid Program is available to all members regardless of age, race, or gender.

Scholarships are granted based on need and availability of funds.

Submission of a request form is in no way a guarantee that a scholarship will be granted.

Requests will be held in the strictest confidence.

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