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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 23:02

For Registered Step Program Students Only

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For Registered Step Program Students Only:

Next Steps & Deadlines

This page contains information to help students and families who have won a spot in the Summer Youth Program via the lottery. Please keep on reading below for next steps more information on how to confirm your seat.
 
#1) Complete the Online Confirmation Form. Due by April 30.
 
To confirm your registration, please begin by completing the online confirmation form (this is where we collect all of our students' emergency contact and medical information):
 
 
#2) Print, sign, and mail the Enrollment Form and pay the balance of your invoice for program fees and/or submit your scholarship application materials.
Due by April 30.
 
You can download this form here: 
 
 
Please complete and submit one for each student in your household.  Each student needs a new form on file at Courageous each year. Mail to: Courageous Sailing, One First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129.
 
The confirmation materials that were emailed or mailed to you contain an invoice number and the total amount due to finalize your child's or children's registration for the summer youth program. You can pay your balance via check, cash, or credit card. Note: At this time we are only able to accept credit cards by phone.
 
See below for more information on how to apply for a scholarship. Note that there is no separate "scholarship application form," only materials that need to be mailed in along with the Enrollment Form.
 
#3) Print, have a lifeguard sign off on, and mail the Proof of Swimming Form.
Due by June 15.
 
You can download this form here: 
 
Please complete and submit one for each student in your household. If you have already submitted this form for a previous program or season at Courageous Sailing, Courageous has it on file and there is no need to submit another.

Scholarship Applicants: please submit one or more of the following along with your mailed enrollment & release forms: 

    • 2014 Federal Income Tax Form 1040
    • Proof of being on a government assistance program (see FAQ)
Note 
No scholarship application will be processed without copies of one or more of the above documents. This information will be reviewed solely by the Youth Program Director, the Executive Director, and their administrative assistants. After review, these sensitive documents will be destroyed immediately.
 
Optional
Attach a separate page detailing any other information that may be helpful in determining financial need for extenuating circumstances

 

2015 Course Fees & Payment

If you have received confirmation that your child has been admitted to the Summer Youth Program, you can make your payment online below.

 

 

Payments may also be made by Credit Card via telephone (617-242-3821 x12) or by sending a check to: Courageous Sailing, One First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129.

 

10% Sibling Discount: For families paying course fees for more than one child, we offer a 10% discount on the course fees for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. children registered. If different amounts are due for each child, the highest course fee is due in full, and the discount applies to the rest. The discount does not apply if you have been awarded a scholarship. Please also note that the 10% discount applies to course fees only. The discount does not apply to the admin or extended day fees.

 

Step 1 (1 week session)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Online Confirmation & Enrollment Forms
Scholarship Materials

Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance

AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $100 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $200 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Steps 2 & 3 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Online Confirmation & Enrollment Forms
Scholarship Materials
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $250 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $550 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Step 4 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Online Confirmation & Enrollment Forms
Scholarship Materials
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $300 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $600 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Step Program Lottery Registration - Now closed for 2015

 

Important
Dates
 
 
Lottery Registration Opens March 1
Lottery Registration Closes March 15
Confirmation Letters Mailed March 27
 

Note

Registration for Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 & Step 4 in 2015 was lottery-based. There was NO advantage to submitting a registration form early. This is NOT a "first-come-first-served" system. More Rules and Restrictions
 

Note

Confirmation letters regarding registration and waitlist status will be mailed and emailed to registrants no later than March 27, 2015. Please allow one week from that date (until April 3) for delivery prior to calling the office. Thank You!

 

Rules and Restrictions

    • All Courageous Sailing Youth Program students registering for classes in Step 1, 2, 3 or 4 MUST provide proof of their ability to swim at least 25 yards and tread water for 90 seconds. All students in Step 3 and above will be subjected to an on-site "swim check" by Courageous instructors. Download Swim Test Form. Note that the swim requirement does not apply to "Swim, Sail, Science" students or "Summer Learning Project" students.
    • Before registering for the lottery, please note the age and skill requirements for each Step.
    • All students entering the lottery for Jamaica Pond classes MUST prove their Boston residency per order of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Proof of residency requirements will be posted closer to the registration period.
    • Lottery registration forms must be submitted by Sunday, March 15, 2015. The online form will not be available after March 15, 2015.
    • All lottery registration forms received will be processed in the following order of priority: (1) returning students, (2) siblings of returning students, and finally (3) new students who have no siblings in the program.
    • Waitlists are capped at 40. All students whose lottery registration forms have been processed will received confirmation fo their status of registered, waitlisted, or not registered.
    • Post-lottery: Once you receive a letter of confirmation, you may make changes, additions or cancellations via telephone, subject to availability. Please email youthprogram@courageoussailing.org or call the office 617-242-3821 as soon as possible if you must cancel your class. Be advised that "no-shows" will not be admitted but will instead be automatically waitlisted should they choose to apply for the 2015 program.
    • We expect long waitlists due to the high demand for our programs and very limited number of spots. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Saturday, 10 January 2009 22:49

Step Program Fees & Scholarship Eligibility

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Scholarship Eligibility & Application

Our course fees are set on a "sliding scale" based upon a family's Annual Household Income or Adjusted Gross Income. See below tables describing the fees and sliding-scale for each course.
 
The registration and lottery process for admitance to the Courageous Sailing Summer youth programs is “Need-Blind.” This means that admission, in no respect, is based on ability to pay. Scholarships are readily available for all who qualify. Extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration should a family choose to share them with our staff. All financial and personal information is kept confidential.
 
Important
Scholarship applications and payment for 2015 will not be accepted until after enrollment confirmations have been sent in April.

Instructions for Scholarship Applicants:

The scholarship application is contained within the enrollment form that is mailed to each registered student following the lottery. There is no separate scholarship application form.
Please contact the Director of Youth Programs (617) 242-3821, ext. 12 with any questions or to obtain an additional copy of the enrollment form. Thank you!
 

Please submit one or more of the following with your enrollment form: 

    • 2014 Federal Income Tax Form 1040
    • Proof of being on a government assistance program (see FAQ)

 

Note 
No scholarship application will be processed without copies of one or more of the above documents. This information will be reviewed solely by the Youth Program Director, the Executive Director, and their administrative assistants. After review, these sensitive documents will be destroyed immediately. For extra security, please black out Social Security Numbers on any documents you send us.
 
Optional
To your scholarship application form, feel free to attach a separate page detailing any other information that may be helpful in determining financial need for extenuating circumstances.

 

2015 Course Fees & Payment

If you have received confirmation that your child has been admitted to the Summer Youth Program, you can make your payment online below.


Payments may also be made via telephone (617-242-3821 x12) or by sending a check to: Courageous Sailing, One First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129.


10% Sibling Discount: For families paying course fees for more than one child, we offer a 10% discount on the course fees for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. children registered. If different amounts are due for each child, the highest course fee is due in full, and the discount applies to the rest. The discount does not apply if you have been awarded a scholarship. Please also note that the 10% discount applies to course fees only. The discount does not apply to the admin or extended day fees.

 

Step 1 (1 week session)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Enrollment Form
Scholarship Form

Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance

AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $100 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $200 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Steps 2 & 3 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Enrollment Form
Scholarship Form
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $250 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $550 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

Steps 4 (3 week sessions)

Annual Household Income
(or AGI)
Admin
Fee
Course
Fee
Extended
Day Fee
Sibling
Discount
Enrollment Form
Scholarship Form
Proof of Income or
Proof of Gov't Assistance
AGI < $65,000 $10 $0 $0 N/A Required Required Required
$65,000 < AGI < $135,000 $10 $300 $20 10% Required Required Required
$135,000 < AGI $10 $600 $20 10% Required Not Required Not Required

 

 

 

 

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