Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Community Education strives to make classes and activities accessible to all participants by offering scholarships and fee assistance to those who qualify.

How to apply:

  • Early Learning's ECFE and School Readiness Financial Assistance 
    Class fees are determined on a sliding fee scale based on family income. No one is turned away for inability to pay. If you need additional assistance, please call 651-425-2701. 

  • Early Learning's Preschool Financial Assistance
    Financial assistance may be available for families that meet certain state eligibility requirements. Financial assistance can be applied for online when you are registering for preschool. Families may be required to provide proof of income. Those qualifying for assistance will also be required to fill out a MN Department of Education Scholarship application. Limited district scholarships are available.

  • Youth: Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may request fee assistance to reduce the cost of Community Education activities and classes. If you are using financial assistance, your application and registration form must be mailed, faxed, or dropped off two weeks prior to the deadline date. 

  • Adults: Contact our main office to request assistance and eligibility information. 651-425-6600.

Questions? Call the Community Education office at 651-425-6600 and someone will be happy to assist you. For questions about fee assistance for our Early Learners, please contact 651-425-2701.

How to give:

Make a donation to learning with South Washington County Schools Community Education

South Washington County Schools is the sixth largest school district in the state serving over 18,000 students. In 2019, our Community Education Department provided over $85,000 in financial assistance to allow youth in need to participate in an array of quality enrichment programs such as college prep, technology, swim instruction, health and wellness, language and S.T.E.M. courses as well as after school classes and summer sports camps. These programs provide participants with the opportunity to pursue their interests, expand their abilities and improve social skills in a fun and safe environment.

Participants are not the only ones who receive positive outcomes from their involvement in Community Education programs. The participant’s family, school and larger community all prosper when people are engaged in consistent, quality learning experiences.

If you would like to make a donation to help youth in need to participate in quality learning activities, you can do so here.