Financial Aid

Ashcreek Playschool Financial Aid Policies

Ashcreek Playschool believes high quality preschool programs should be available to all families. Ashcreek strives to keep our tuition low and make our program affordable for families across all income brackets. In order to make our preschool classes more accessible, we offer financial aid to low income families or those facing temporary financial hardship. 

In order to receive financial aid, you must register here for Ashcreek Playschool and apply for financial aid for the current or upcoming school year. Your financial aid applies to all tuition and fees during the school year it is awarded. Click here to download our Ashcreek Financial Aid Application

If you are applying for financial aid when you register you are only required to pay 50% of any applicable registration fees to hold your place, and your registration fee will be refunded if Ashcreek Playschool is not able to approve your financial aid application. If you cannot pay any amount of the registration fee contact the Scholarship Review Committee.

Depending on the number of requests received, Scholarship Review Committee may award discounts from 15% to 100%. Financial aid will be awarded for the following school year each June. Requests may be made on an ongoing basis and may be awarded during the school year as funds are available. Financial aid is not guaranteed and is granted based on available funds and family needs. 

Families who receive financial aid are still responsible for all other aspects of membership, including Parent Teaching shifts, meeting attendance and other volunteer duties. If you are not able to participate in parent teaching you will be responsible for the Buyout fee. Financial aid discounts will apply to parent teacher shift buyouts, but you must include this on your application. 

Financial aid decisions are made by the Scholarship Review Committee, a sub-group of the Board of Directors. The President is always a member of the Scholarship Review Committee, along with two other members of the Board of Directors. Teachers and the Registrar are not eligible to be on the Scholarship Review Committee. All information about applications and financial aid status are kept confidential. Communication can be sent to ashcreekplayschool@gmail.com.

Current members who experience a sudden financial hardship should contact the Scholarship Review Committee for special consideration.

Income Eligibility for 2019-20Participants may qualify for reduced tuition and fee if household income falls at or below the limits on this chart
Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
-1- 23,107 1,926 963 889 445
-2- 31,284 2,607 1,304 1,204 602
-3- 39,461 3,289 1,645 1,518 759
-4- 47,638 3,970 1,985 1,833 917
-5- 55,815 4,652 2,326 2,147 1,074
-6- 63,992 5,333 2,667 2,462 1,231
-7- 72,169 6,015 3,008 2,776 1,388
-8- 80,346 6,696 3,348 3,091 1,546
For each additional family member add 8,177 682 341 315 158

Ashcreek uses the income guidelines published by Oregon Department of Education and used to determine School Nutrition Program eligibility. We reserve the right to update these guidelines annually. Meeting these income guidelines is not a guarantee of scholarship to Ashcreek Playschool. 

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/childnutrition/SNP/Pages/Eligibility.aspx

If you have questions, feel free to email ashcreekplayschool@gmail.com or fill out the form below: