LAKES UNITED

FINANCIAL AID

PROGRAM OVERVIEW & APPLICATION

LUFC is committed to offering the highest quality programming at the most affordable price with the goal to offer the highest value possible for every dollar spent on soccer. We appreciate that not everybody can afford to pay the full fees, and as such, LUFC is committed to offering avenues for all players to play soccer. Making the game affordable for every committed player is a core value of LUFC. Upon reviewing the following information a link to apply is provided at the bottom of the page.

LUFC Financial Aid processes are guided by:

  • Family needs
  • Number of children in a family
  • Number of players in LUFC Soccer
  • Family Income
  • Overall Financial Situation

Families are eligible to apply for LUFC Financial Aid through the LUFC website. All financial and personal information is considered highly confidential and this information is not shared with anyone outside the Financial Aid Committee. For the privacy of our applicants, all documentation provided will be destroyed or returned (upon request).

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Each LUFC Competitive soccer player must pay a $200 registration fee to play soccer in LUFC payable at the time of registration. The only exceptions to this rule are:
  • LUFC Financial aid can assist with all fees but all players must register to be placed on a team.

FINANCIAL AID GUIDELINES

  • Financial need must be demonstrated for consideration. Economic hardship will be the only factor in awarding Financial Aid. No one will be disqualified from consideration because of sex, race, color, creed or religious beliefs.
  • While we try to address as much of the need as possible, Financial Aid amounts will be based on the number of players demonstrating need, the extent of that need and the budget available for Financial Aid that year.
  • Financial Aid awards will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
  • NO player will receive a scholarship for 100% of their fees
  • The highest awarded scholarship will be 75%
  • Typically awards are between 50% and 25%, but needs based criteria and availability of financial aid funds drive the final amount we can award. Some may be lower than 25%.

CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY
To be considered you must:

  • Complete and submit an application for Financial Aid.
  • Supply a copy of the first two pages of your 2021 and 2022 filed Federal Tax Returns to
  • Please include any additional documentation demonstrating financial need to
  • Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Applications that are not filled out completely will not be considered.
  • Applications must be filled out by the adult requesting Financial Aid. Applications for Financial Aid cannot be filled out by coaches, team managers, children or friends.
  • All submitted financial information will be destroyed by LUFC in compliance with the LUFC document retention policies, unless the applicant requests their return.
  • Any unpaid league fees from prior seasons will result in an applicant being ineligible for Financial Aid.
  • After Financial Aid is awarded, the remaining balance of player registration and other applicable players fees are to be paid in full by FEBRUARY 15th, 2023 unless a payment schedule is in place.  Failure to maintain financial good standing with LUFC will result in a player being ineligible to participate.
  • If a child chooses to leave the organization, the full financial aid allocation will be due back to the organization.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15th, 2022 for the 2022-2023 season

Upon receiving a completed application with all required documentation by the above date financial aid packages will be reviewed and notifications communicated in early November 2022.

ALL REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE ARE SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL AID FUNDS AVAILABILITY