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Financial Aid Process and Application

2015-2016 Financial Aid Applications

Financial Aid applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 Season for Mite/U8 players ONLY  

Financial Aid for levels other than Mites/U8 is CLOSED.
The deadline for consideration was July 10, 2015. 


The processing of Financial Aid Applications will delay your ability to register your player for the upcoming season so apply early.

*Applications will NOT be accepted from members with past due fees from the 2014-2015 season or prior seasons.  Members must be in good financial standing with SAHA in order to be considered for financial aid.  

QUESTIONS:  Please email the SAHA Financial Aid Coordinator
Click here to email Jen McCurdy

Financial Aid Application Process

The Financial Aid Application process must be complete PRIOR to completing online registration for your player through SAHA for the upcoming season.  This means that you must submit your application and allow for a 7-10 business day turnaround on award decisions in order to register your player.  All SAHA players receiving financial assistance will receive a special discount code for use during their online registration. Late fees will apply if registration deadline has passed.  All registration payments will be collected using a credit/debit card or bank account via the online registration process.  NO CHECKS or offline PAYMENT PLANS will be accepted

Please apply for financial aid early in the registration window so there is ample time to process your application prior to you incurring late fees.


The following steps are required for registering with financial aid:
  1. Review, complete, sign, and submit the SAHA Financial Aid Application to the Financial Aid Coordinator.  It is suggested that the application is emailed to the Financial Aid Coordinator so that it can be processed quickly, but you can also mail it to the SAHA mailbox if you prefer.
  2. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of application from Financial Aid Coordinator along with estimated wait time (7-10 business days) for decision of any funds given.
  3. Notification of Financial Aid decision.  If financial assistance is given, a "Confirmation of Financial Assistance" will be sent from the Financial Aid Coordinator electronically for review and signature.
  4. Once a signed copy of the "Confirmation of Financial Assistance" form is returned from applicant to the Financial Aid Coordinator, the NGIN discount code to use for online registration through SAHA website will be sent electronically to applicant.  The completed "Confirmation of Financial Assistance" form can be emailed to the Financial Aid Coordinator or mailed to the SAHA mailbox, it is suggested that email be utilized to enhance turnaround of code.
  5. Register your player for 2015-2016 season through Stillwater Area Hockey Association website.


Financial Assistance Program Guidelines and Application 2015-2016



a. Primary: Provide hockey exposure to young players who otherwise may not have the opportunity to try the sport at a young age due to financial constraints under the provisions of the financial assistance program.

b. Secondary: Support SAHA players through temporary financial limitations.


Financial Assistance Fund:

The Financial Assistance Fund is comprised of financial aid donations and SAHA donations.  SAHA donations are determined at the discretion of the SAHA board when reviewing the annual budget.  Financial assistance does not cover any team fees.  Financial assistance will be granted on a per season basis.  Applicants must reapply each season to be considered for financial assistance.  This is not designed as an annual subsidy, and is limited to 2 consecutive years per player.   


Eligibility for Financial Assistance:

a. The applicant must be in good financial standing with SAHA and exhibit a general financial need.

b. Preference will be given to those applicants whose families qualify for public assistance programs such as school lunch subsidies, medical assistance and unemployment insurance.  Additional consideration will be given to applicants experiencing long-term hardship circumstances.

c. The applicant will be asked to donate time to help with their financial request by providing volunteer hours to SAHA to help offset their financial needs.

d. The total amount granted will be evaluated case by case and will not exceed the donations. 


Application Process:
a. Applicants must submit a confidential Financial Assistance Application and provide the name and phone number of a "sponsor".  A sponsor is a person who has knowledge of your current needs and financial situation.


Applications must be received no later than Friday, JULY 10, 2015 via email or to the following address:


            Attn: Financial Aid Coordinator

            1675 Market Drive, Suite B

            Stillwater, MN 55082

If you choose to mail your application, delays could occur due to mail delivery and frequency that SAHA box is checked.

b. The Financial Assistance Committee, which consists of the Registrar, Treasurer, and Financial Aid Coordinator will review all applications.  Financial assistance will be granted based on eligibility, the total number of applicants, the amount of available funds, and other factors considered relevant by the committee.


c. The Financial Assistance Committee reserves the right to request additional information from all applicants.


d. Applicant’s names and all information provided will be kept strictly confidential.  Only the Financial Assistance Committee will review the applications.


e. All decisions of the Financial Assistance Committee are final; there is no appeal process.