With funds raised through our Annual Campaign, we are able to offer financial assistance to all qualified applicants. Awards must be renewed annually and rates are subject to change. Annual memberships must have financial aid awards determined before beginning membership. Temporary memberships are not eligible for financial aid.

Membership & Program Financial Aid Maximums

All subsidized membership rates require income verification

Household Income1 Person Household2 Person Household3 Person Household4 Person Household5+ Person Household

Financial Aid Request Form

Return form along with income verification to one of our facilities.

Translated Documents

We offer our most common forms and documents translated into Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

Trust and Verify

Members whose income falls into certain income bracket may utilize our Trust and Verify system to immediately begin their membership at a reduced rate.

Simply tell us the number of people that live in your home and what income bracket you believe represents your gross household annual income. 

The Financial Aid application, available at the Welcome Center desk and above this paragraph, must be completed and returned with necessary supplemental documents within two weeks of starting membership. New members who do not turn in a complete application within two weeks will revert to the full price monthly dues. 

Verify Household Income

In addition to the completed financial aid application form, we need to review a copy of your household's most recent 1040.  (Form 1040 required if you pay taxes. W2s are not sufficient). If you do not have a copy, you can access it on the IRS's website, here.

If, and only if, you are not legally obligated to file taxes, please provide as many of the following documents as you can to verify your household’s income: 

  • A copy of your most recent bank statement(s) including the deposits page 
  • One month’s worth of pay stub(s) for all current jobs 
  • Letter from employer stating rate and frequency of pay 
  • Statements for all government assistance received (i.e. TAFDC, SSI, DTA, child support, alimony, etc.) 
  • International visa including the awarded stipend

To apply for financial assistance

  • Download the Financial Aid Request Form 
  • Fill out the request form and return it along with the income verification as instructed on the second page of the request form:
    • By email to financialaid@wsymca.org
    • By leaving a copy in the secure locked drop box in the lobby at either branch
    • By mailing a copy to: 
      West Suburban YMCA
      Attn: Financial Aid
      276 Church Street
      Newton, MA 02458

We’ll let you know how much you qualify for once your application is processed.