Financial Assistance


Financial assistance is awarded based on family income or other extenuating circumstances. The assistance does not cover 100% of the program registration fee but generally offset’s up to half of the fee.

Financial assistance may not be applied to trips, amusement park ticket sales, or facility rentals.

Registration fees are charged to recover the direct operating costs to deliver the program.

To Apply

The Financial Assistance Application or the Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application can be downloaded and printed here to be submitted via fax (410-479-4194), or delivered directly to the Department Office at the General James F. Fretterd Community Center

Applications should be received at least 10 business days prior to the start of the program. Participants will be notified by phone, email, or mail regarding the status of their application. Applicants will be registered for the program only after their application has been approved and the balance of the fee is paid. 


Financial assistance reduces the registration fee for a particular program, but applicants will be required to pay up to half of the fee. The balance of the registration must be paid before the participant(s) may attend the program.

Additional Information

If you wish to withdraw from a program, call 410-479-8120. A full refund less a $5 service charge will be given if a participant withdraws from a class at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled day. A refund will be given during the first half of a program only for an illness. Doctor's excuse must be presented at time of request.  Refunds are issued by check or credit card, and must be approved by the Recreation Program Coordinator or Program Services Division Chief.
Financial Assistance Application