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Financial Aid

RYFA Financial Assistance Application

Financial assistance is available to assist families who are unable to afford the total costs associated with playing Rochester Youth Football.  Financial assistance is available for the players' registration fee and/or the use of a helmet and shoulder pads (if needed).  In order to spread the assistance as far as possible, we ask each family seeking aid to pay as much as they can afford.

The primary criteria for qualifying for financial assistance is eligibility/participation in the Free/Reduced Lunch program.  If there are unusual circumstances and your child is not currently enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program, or you cannot afford the percentages below, you may submit a letter explaining your situation.  Please provide as much information as possible to justify your request.  RYFA will determine the amount of aid granted based on the information you provided.  

For 2022 the following criteria will be used:

  • Players who qualify for the free lunch program will be required to pay 25% of the applicable registration fee.
  • Players who qualify for the reduced lunch program will be required to pay 50% of the applicable registration fee.
  • Families who reach out to us with special circumstances for their request, that do not receive free/reduced lunch, may pay a different amount than what is reflected above. 

Applications for financial assistance must be made by a player's parent or guardian.  Financial assistance applications will be held in confidence between the parent/guardian and RYFA.  Receipt of financial assistance for a season does not guarantee financial assistance will be provided in subsequent seasons; a new request must be submitted for each season.  A current free/reduced lunch letter is required for the upcoming school year.  


Financial Aid applications are only being accepted for the 2022 Fall Flag Football Season. (We are no longer accepting financial aid applications for tackle football since registration is already closed.)