Financial Assistance for Classes and Camps

In 2021, COCA launched a new process to apply for financial assistance. Remember, even if you are currently receiving financial assistance from COCA, you still need to reapply!

Upcoming application periods:

  • January 30
    This application period covers 2021 Summer Camps, 2021 Summer Classes, 2021 Fall Semester, and 2022 Winter/Spring Semester.

We will notify applicants within one week of application submission of their financial assistance status. Applicants must reapply each year.

Assistance is awarded regardless of race, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation or national origin. It is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed for all applicants. The amount of aid is determined on a sliding scale by family income.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A completed and signed application form.
  • 2020 Federal Income Tax Return (2019 will be accepted for Summer Camp applications submitted before April 15) for all members of the household. COCA does not use Social Security numbers; you may conceal this information. If you do not file taxes, a W-2 or paycheck stub can be provided. Please provide copies as these will not be returned. COCA does not have a public copy machine and cannot provide copies.
  • A copy of any State/Federal benefits that members of your household receive, such as housing assistance, social security, SNAP, etc.