Fee Subsidy/ Scholarship

Financial Aid
The Town of Amherst Leisure Services Department, LSSE, and the LSSE Commission recognize the charging of fees may place such an economic hardship on some families that they are unable to participate. The following forms of financial assistance are available. Due to limited resources, LSSE is only able to provide financial assistance to children. Families with children ages 18 and under may apply for assistance.
Please Note:
     *Financial assistance eligibility is based on income and family size.
     *Allow 1-3 weeks to apply for financial assistance.
     Financial aid may only be applied to registrations going forward.


New! ONE TIME SPECIAL AMHERST YOUTH (ages 0 to 18yrs) DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL PROGAMS!
    20% DISCOUNT ON THE FOLLOWING:
         * Siblings registering for the same program at the same time;
         * Youth who participated in an LSSE Program within the last year;
         * Any youth new to an LSSE program.

 
DISCOUNTS CAN BE APPLIED ON-LINE, OVER THE PHONE, AND IN PERSON. For online registrations use WEBB20 in the coupon code.
Amherst Youth Residents Only, Only One of These Three Discounts Applies Per Registration. First Come First Served.
  
Annual LSSE Fee Subsidy
 
    *Available to Amherst youth for Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer or until funds are exhausted.
     *Yearly Fee Subsidy Application required. Eligibility is from April 1, 2016 to Mar 31, 2017.
     *Once fee subsidy is approved, online registration is available.

 
Afterschool Programs – Prime Time at Crocker Farm and Wildwood Schools
 
    *Available to youth attending Crocker Farm and Wildwood Elementary Prime Time After School Programs.
     *Yearly Afterschool Subsidy Application required.
     *Online Registration is unavailable. Please register by phone, walk in, mail, or fax.
     *LSSE is a voucher eligible afterschool provider. For information on receiving a State Voucher for afterschool programs please contact New England Farm Workers.
     *We are providing a 30% discount to all afterschool programs when registering for other LSSE youth programs i.e. youth classes/swimming lessons/etc.

 
Sports Programs
 
    Keedy Family Fund
         *Available year round to Amherst and non Amherst youth.
         *Contact LSSE Youth and Adult Sports Director to apply:
valerian@amherstma.gov
 
        *Online Registration is unavailable. Please register by phone, walk in, mail, or fax
 
Summer Programs
 Achievement Academy
 
  *Available to youth attending the Amherst Achievement Academy Summer School.
     Achievement Academy Financial Assistance Application is required.
    Online registration is unavailable. Please register by phone, walk in, mail, or fax.

State Voucher Assistance
 
    *LSSE is a voucher eligible summer camp provider. Adventure Playground and Early Adventure full day camps are eligible. For information on    
     receiving a Summer camp voucher please contact New England Farm Workers.
     *Online Registration is unavailable. Please register by phone, walk in, mail, or fax if you are using a state voucher for Summer camp registration.