Financial Assistance

General Information

Financial assistance is provided  based on family income and other financial circumstances. Financial assistance is not guaranteed and is approved based upon need, program space, and fund availability. All applicant's personal information is kept confidential. Class instructors are not informed of applicant's assistance status.
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.

Financial Assistance FAQ's.


All applicants who wish to register for programs provided by CCRP are eligible to apply for financial assistance. You may provide  1 month of paycheck stubs, last year's income tax form, an independence card, or a letter from the Board of Education that states the child is eligible for free lunch. (You may call the B.O.E. at 410-479-3261 for the certifying letter.)

Option 1 - Fee Reduction

This option reduces the amount due for those unable to pay the fill program fee. Approved applicants will receive up to 50% off the registration fee. Fee reduction will not cover the entire cost of the program.

Option 2 - Payment plan

An alternative payment schedule will allow installment payments over a specified time period. Full payment must be received before the participant may attend the program.

Option 3 - Fee Reduction and Payment Plan

This is a combination of options 1 and 2 to help make a program affordable for the participant. Final payment must be made before the class starts. Participant may not attend class until final payment is made.

How To Apply

1. Complete the program registration form(s) if applicable.
2. Complete the financial assistance application and provide the required documents.
3. Submit to CCRP by mail, fax, email, or in person with 50% of the program cost. An application without payment will be considered incomplete.
4. Please allow 5-7 working days after the application is received for processing.

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 upon application

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