Financial Aid

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3HO® Foundation is dedicated to making it possible for those with limited financial means or special circumstances to participate in Solstice Sadhana Celebrations. Through the Financial Aid program, Solstice Sadhana Celebration tuition is available to qualified applicants for a reduced fee of $375.  Please read the information on this page, then fill out the Financial Aid Application.  

Eligibility

Eligibility is primarily determined by two factors: financial need as set forth in U.S. Federal Guidelines. Financial Aid is reserved for those who are unable to participate as a Service Exchange Team member ($225 rate), for info on Service Exchange Program Click Here;  for example, mothers with children who are not eligible for Service Exchange, and other special circumstances such as physical or mental health issues or handicaps. Children are not included in the parents’ financial aid and will need to be registered for the rate appropriate to their age.  Married couples must each submit an application.  Even though one person of the couple may be eligible, the other may not. Please note: This application determines  eligibility only and does not guarantee Financial Aid. The high demand and limited funds available for Financial Aid force us to adhere to these guidelines. If you exceed these income guidelines, please do not apply for Financial Aid.*

Household Size To be eligible for a scholarship your maximum household income cannot exceed
1 $24,500
2 $33,000
3 $41,500
4 $50,000
5 $58,500

Financial Aid Determination: If you meet the income eligibility criteria, your application will be further evaluated based on personal need and/or motivation to participate. The Financial Aid award is a reduction of the total cost (tuition, camping, meals, materials, etc) of attending a Solstice Sadhana Celebration to $375.  The aid does not include children or partners.  Children will pay at the regular reduced rate and a partner must also fill out an application.

Restrictions:

  • Financial Aid is awarded per calendar year.
  • Applicants are eligible for a Financial Aid award for one Solstice Sadhana Celebration every two years.   For example, if you receive Financial Aid in for the 2012 Summer Solstice, you are not eligible to receive Financial Aid for the 2012 Winter Solstice or the 2013 Solstices.

Preference is given to individuals who have not previously received Financial Aid.   Please complete the application below and a brief personal essay. Scholarships are evaluated and awarded in the order received. Funding is limited so apply early and be sure to allow six weeks for processing. Only one Financial Aid award per applicant will be awarded in any calendar year.

*IMPORTANT*
Submitting an application for Financial Aid does not register you for the event. Financial Aid forms received less than four weeks before a Solstice Sadhana Celebration begins will not be considered. When your Financial Aid has been awarded, we notify you by email by May 10, 2013 and send you a registration code.  Once you have received your email, you will have until May 17, 2013 to register on-line.  If you do not register by this date your aide will be given to an individual on our waiting list.

Thank you for your interest in attending. Your request is important to us and will be carefully considered. You will be notified through email of the status of your application. We ask that you do not call until after May 10, 2013. Thank you for your patience.

In Service,

Team 3HO Foundation
[email protected]

Important Dates:

April 16 Applications due
May 10 Notification of scholarship decision by email.  Recipients will receive a code to use at on-line registration.
May 17 Recipients confirm acceptance of Financial Aid by registering on-line.  If you do not confirm your acceptance of financial aid by May 17, we will assume you no longer wish to use the financial aid and will offer the assistance to someone on our waiting list. For waitlist recipients if you do not register by May 31st, we will assume you no longer wish to use the financial aid and you will taken off the list.

Apply for Financial Aid

For more information, please contact [email protected]

*Financial Aid is offered at the sole discretion of 3HO Foundation. There are a limited number of Financial Aid awards available.  Please be aware we may request additional documents to support your statement of financial eligibility.

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