The YMCA of Greenville embraces people of all ages, incomes, abilities, religions and ethnic backgrounds; we're for everyone. We work to break barriers of isolation and create the connections between people that add meaning to life. Individuals and families who cannot afford to pay full price for memberships or our programs still deserve the life-enriching experiences the Y offers. At the Y, we never turn anyone away because of an inability to pay.
Participants with a financial need are encouraged to apply for scholarships for any portion of the program fee that is not affordable. The YMCA uses a sliding scale to evaluate each applicant on an individual basis, and customize a monthly membership rate (or program fee) for your specific situation.
*Helpful Hint: If you'd like to request financial assistance for an upcoming Aquatics or Youth Sports program, please complete the online application NO LATER than 4 weeks prior to the start of your program. Deadline for Summer Day Camp assistance applications is May 1, 2024. Additionally, please know that completing a financial assistance application is a separate process than program registration. Participants will still need to complete the program registration process to ensure a spot on the roster. Questions? Contact us here.
Financial Assistance FAQ
The evaluation is based on household income, along with the number of people living in the home. We do our best to assign the correct amount of assistance on a case-by-case basis. Please note that most members (or program participants) will be responsible for a portion of their fees.
If you're interested in financial aid for programs such as youth sports, after school, and summer day camp in addition to membership, be sure to indicate that on your application.
No. Each branch raises money and distributes money for financial aid independently. If you want to change your home Y, you'll need to apply for financial aid at that branch. The good news is, most of your documents should already be ready!
Please allow up to 10 business days to process the entire application.
No. Financial aid must be renewed annually. We will send you a reminder letting you know that your aid is up for renewal and will walk you through what we need if you'd like to extend your aid. Financial aid for After School must be applied for each school year. Financial aid for Summer Day Camp must be applied for before each summer.