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Financial Aid Application for Programs

Membership For All Application (Financial Assistance for Membership Fees)

At the MDI Y, we believe in community, and that everyone, regardless of income deserves the opportunity to experience all that life has to offer. That’s why participation in our programs isn’t based on the ability to pay full price. Scholarships are available through a simple process. For more details, stop by the Welcome Center, or call 288-3511 and speak to Kim O'Brien. Email Kim at If you cannot download the .pdf for any reason, contact us and we will gladly mail you a paper copy of the application.

What is the YMCA's Financial Assistance Program?
The MDI Y's financial assistance program provides families in need with financial support to participate in Y membership and program activities.

How will the financial assistance amount be determined?
We have a sliding fee scale for membership fees - based on total household income and number of dependents, which assists in determining the amount of assistance. Program assistance is also based on household expenses and other factors.

How long will the financial assistance continue?
The need for financial assistance for membership fees is reassessed once a year. Financial assistance for programs lasts for the duration of the program session that you are applying for.

How is confidential information handled?
Only you, the financial assistance representative and member service staff have knowledge of the financial assistance application.

How quickly can I expect to receive financial assistance?
This will depend on how fast you are able to complete the application, gather the requested documents and return them to the Y. After we have received the information, you can expect a call within ten days.

May I do anything in return for this assistance?
Yes! The Y is a volunteer organization, and we gladly accept the help of children and adults alike! Also, our donors especially appreciate knowing how their contributions are used, so submitting a short note about how you have benefited from our Financial Assistance Program would be greatly appreciated.