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Financial Aid Process and Application

2014-2015 Financial Aid Applications

Financial Aid applications are being accepted for the 2014-2015 season for MITE/8U PLAYERS ONLY
The deadline for all other levels was July 11, 2014

   FUNDS ARE LIMITED.

Applications received AFTER the July 11, 2014 deadline will be considered based on the availability of any remaining unallocated funds.  The processing of Financial Aid Applications will delay your ability to register your player for the upcoming season.

*Applications will NOT be accepted from members with past due fees from the 2013-2014 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


Applicants MUST submit a Financial Aid Applocation and if necessary contact the Financial Aid Coordinator with any questions PRIOR to completing online registration.  All SAHA members receiving financial assistance will require a special discount code in order to proceed with their online registration.  Late fees do 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.

 
APPLICANTS:  FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS...

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.  The application can be mailed to the SAHA box below or emailed to the Financial Aid Coordinator
  2. Receive acknowledgment of application from Financial Aid Coordinator along with estimated wait time for decision of any funds given.
  3. Confirmation of financial assistance sent from the Financial Aid Coordinator sent for signature.
  4. Once signed copy is returned from applicant to the Financial Aid Coordinator, discount code to use for online registration through SAHA website will be sent to applicant.
  5. Register your player for 2014-2015 season.

 

Financial Assistance Program Guidelines and Application 2014-2015

 

Goals:

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 11, 2014 to the following address:

 

            SAHA

            Attn: Financial Aid Coordinator

            1675 Market Drive, Suite B

            Stillwater, MN 55082

 

b. The Financial Assistance Committee, which consists of the SAHA President, 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.

 

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.