Financial Assistance & Tuition


Financial Assistance

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed. That’s why we offer multiple resources to help families pay for child care expenses. To qualify for financial assistance, you must be currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling at one of our child care programs. Financial assistance is designed to help cover expenses based on your family size and gross income per your household.

It is possible for families to qualify for both North Dakota/Minnesota and YMCA financial assistance programs. However, we encourage families to apply for state assistance before applying for YMCA assistance. Please see information on both North Dakota/Minnesota and YMCA financial assistance programs below.

For a full list of rules and guidelines surrounding YMCA Child Care Financial Assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact us at 218.359.2326 or childcare@ymcacassclay.org


North Dakota and Minnesota Financial Assistance

To determine if you are eligible for state assistance, please download and submit the application forms to the contacts listed on each form. Enrollment fee and the first two weeks of tuition are required at the time of enrollment. If you are on North Dakota or Minnesota financial assistance, you must pay the enrollment fee and half of your month co-pay. If you do not have your North Dakota or Minnesota certification form showing your co-pay amount, you must pay for the first two weeks of tuition in full.

North Dakota Child Care Assistance

Minnesota Child Care Assistance


YMCA Financial Assistance

To determine if you are eligible for YMCA assistance, please download and submit the application forms to the contacts listed on each form. Funds from the YMCA’s financial assistance program are made possible through the United Way and the YMCA Partner of Youth Annual Campaigns. Funds may change based on funding.  After you apply for assistance through the YMCA, a YMCA staff member will follow up with you. If you do qualify, your assistance will be in effect the date of your application submission to our office.

YMCA Financial Assistance

The following graph may be used as a guideline when calculating whether or not you are eligible for YMCA Financial Assistance:

Family Size
Includes adults & children living in home
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gross Monthly Income
Must be under the following amount
$5,005 $6,213 $7,369 $8,554 $9,774 $9,943 $10,212

 


2018 Tuition Rates

An enrollment fee of $25/child or $40/family and the first two weeks of tuition are required at the time of enrollment. Please note that tuition rates may change – below are the rates for care through the end of 2018.

Early Learning Programs
Program Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Full Time Infant $45.00 $225.00
Full Time Toddler $43.50 $217.50
 
Full Day Preschool Programs
Program Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Full Time $37.00 $185.00
Full Time $39.00 Dependent upon schedule

 

Half Day Preschool Programs
Program M / W / F T / Th M – F
Kindergarten Readiness (9am – 12pm) $215/month $180/month  $395/month
Kindergarten Readiness (Extended Care 7:30 – 9am) $60/month $40/month  $100/month
KinderKamp (9 – 11:30am) $195/month $155/month Contact Director
KinderKamp Lunch Bunch (Extended Care 11:30am – 1pm) $60/month $40/month Contact Director

 

School Age Programs – Before & After School
Program Daily Rate Weekly Rate YMCA Sites*
Full Time Before & After School $18.00 $90.00 $18.00
Part Time Before & After School $20.00 Dependent upon schedule $20.00
Full Time After School $15.00 $75.00 $17.00
Part Time After School $17.00 Dependent upon schedule $19.00
Full Time Before School $9.00 $45.00 $9.00
Part Time Before School $11.00 Dependent upon schedule $11.00

 

School Age Programs – School Out Days
Program Rate
Registered 2 Weeks in Advance $19.00 in addition to your regular before/after school rate
Not Registered 2 Weeks in Advance $30.00 in addition to your regular before/after school rate

 

School Age Programs – Summer Explorer Program
Program Daily Rate Weekly Rate YMCA Sites*
Full Time, Contract Care $34.00 $170.00  $35.00
Part Time, Contract Care $36.00 Dependent upon schedule  $37.00
Full Time, Non-Contract Care $37.00 $185.00  $38.00
Part Time, Non-Contract Care $38.00 $190.00  $40.00

 

Middle School – Summer Leader-in-Training Program
Program Rate
Full Day $170/week. Register by week.

 

Additional Fees May Apply
Late Pick-Up Fee $1/minute after 6:00pm
Late Payment Fee 3% of balance due
Finders Fee $10 when not notified of absences
NSF Fee $15 fee assessed for non-sufficient funds

 


Questions about Financial Assistance or Tuition Rates? Please contact us at 218.359.2326 or childcare@ymcacassclay.org