Woodlawn Arts Academy believes in providing program services to all who desire to participate. Woodlawn Arts Academy’s financial assistance program, supported in part by the United Way of Whiteside County, uses all available resources to provide support to those who have financial need and qualify for assistance.
Anyone may apply for financial assistance. Approvals are made based on individual need on a sliding-fee scale with total household income and number of dependents taken into consideration. The scale assists the financial assistance department in determining the amount of aid awarded.
Once an application and required documents have been submitted to Woodlawn Arts Academy, the review process generally takes two weeks. We do not accept incomplete applications. All required paperwork must be turned in with the application.
Woodlawn Arts Academy believes a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed when the recipient of financial assistance contributes to the cost of the program. Therefore, applicants will be asked to pay a portion of the fee for the requested services.
Financial assistance is usually good for one year. If there are special circumstances the assistance may only be applicable for three to six months. All participants must re-apply when the financial assistance expires.
Woodlawn Arts Academy donors, such as United Way, enjoy learning how their contributions are used. We would greatly appreciate a short note about how you or your family have benefited from the financial assistance program.