Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance FAQ

Applications Due March 28
The JCCSF strives to make its programs accessible to individuals and families from all backgrounds. We may offer financial assistance, made possible by our generous supporters, to those who may not be able to afford to pay full camp fees.

To apply for financial assistance to Preschool Camp, please contact Linda Toschi-Chambers at 415.292.1283 or lchambers@jccsf.org for more information.

How to Apply (K – 8 Camps)
STEP 1:
Complete online registration to reserve your child's spot in selected camps. A $150 deposit per camp session is required. For registration procedures, click here.

STEP 2: Complete the financial assistance application and submit with all required documentation by email to financialaid@jccsf.org, by fax to 415.276.1555, or by mail to: Attn: Financial Aid Administrator, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118.  Completed application packages are due by March 28, 2014. Applications received after this date will be considered only if funds remain available.

STEP 3: You will be notified about awards by mail or email between March 28 and April 25.
Notify the Financial Aid Administrator of your acceptance by date indicated on award letter via mail, fax or email.

STEP 4: Submit remaining balance by April 25, 2014. If payment in full presents a financial hardship, please contact the Financial Aid Administrator at 415.292.1284 to request alternate payment options.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FAQ

ELIGIBILITY

How do I know if I'm eligible for financial assistance for Summer Camp?

While we need to receive a completed application form to determine each applicant's eligibility, last year 95% of those who applied for financial assistance received it. We accommodate a wide variety of circumstances, with awards that typically range from 5% to 75% of program fees.

We encourage anyone to apply for whom paying full Summer Camp fees would pose a financial difficulty. Whether your child is brand-new to the JCCSF or a returning camper, a kindergartner or a teen, whether you are a public or private or home school family, you may be eligible.

Can I apply for financial assistance if I am not a Member of the JCCSF?

Absolutely! We give all applications for financial assistance equal consideration, regardless of the family's membership status.

Can I apply for financial assistance if I am not Jewish?

Absolutely! Our Summer Camp community is made up of a diverse group of children and families, representing a broad range of religious and cultural backgrounds. Applicants' religious affiliation does not impact financial assistance decisions.


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

What is the deadline to apply for financial assistance?

Completed application packages are due by March 28, 2014. Forms and more information are available online at jccsf.org/financialassistance.

Do I have to register for Summer Camp before I apply for financial assistance?

Yes, you must register online at jccsf.org/summercamp before applying for financial assistance.

Do I have to pay the deposit required for each camp session?

Yes, as part of the registration process prior to the March 28 deadline you will be asked to pay a $150 deposit per camp session, which will ensure that you have a spot in your chosen camp session(s).

In the event that you do not receive the amount of financial assistance you have requested and choose not to attend JCCSF Summer Camp, we will refund your full deposit amount.

In the event that you receive a financial assistance award greater than the balance due, we will refund the corresponding portion of your deposit amount.

For more information about financial assistance application and payment policies after March 28, 2014, please contact the Financial Aid Administrator at 415.292.1284 or financialaid@jccsf.org.

Can I apply for financial assistance after the deadline?

Financial assistance applications received after March 28, 2014 will be considered only if funds remain available. For more information about financial assistance application and payment policies after March 28, 2014, please contact the Financial Aid Administrator at 415.292.1284 or financialaid@jccsf.org.


APPLICATION

Do I need to provide my complete tax return with my financial assistance application?

No. Please provide only the 1040 forms for your past two tax returns, along with the corresponding W-2/1099 forms. Please be sure to submit copies, not originals, of all paperwork. If your most recent tax return is not completed, submit an estimated tax return (draft) and W-2s/1099s for the most recent calendar year.

If you have any questions about the paperwork required, please contact the Financial Aid Administrator at 415.292.1284 or financialaid@jccsf.org.

Do I need to provide my state tax return?

No.

Do I need to include my social security number with my tax return?

No, we will not use your social security number for any reason. You are welcome to omit that information from your tax return.

For more information contact the Financial Aid Administrator at 415.292.1284 or financialaid@jccsf.org.