Northeastern Swim Team Financial Aid Program


All financial aid applications from returning swimmers are due to the NST Executive Board a minimum of 10-days prior to the start of the season, with complete paperwork. This includes a letter from the school district verifying participation in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program or a written statement, which explains need due to sudden or extenuating circumstances or a life changing event in a sealed envelope addressed to the NST Executive Board members (see below). Swimmers new to the team should apply for financial aid by the Monday following their first week with the team (if not completed prior).


The Northeastern Swim Team’s Financial Aid Program is for qualified members of the team who need assistance with practice dues.  Assistance is provided in the amount of 20-50% of monthly practice dues being reimbursed, depending on the availability of funds. All other membership and registration fees are not included as a part of the financial aid program.


Aid will be available to any member in good standing with the Northeastern Swim Team (NST). This is defined as payment in full of the NST registration fees ($135), monthly practice dues, meet fees and receipt of a signed volunteer commitment letter for the current swim season.  The swimmer's parent or guardian will submit to the NST Executive Board the following documentation in order for a swimmer to be considered for financial aid:


  • Financial Aid Application

  • Financial Aid Family Agreement, which includes a Volunteer commitment and Intention to swim only for NST for the season (High school students may swim for their high school team in addition to NST, but must commit to returning to the team once high school season is over.)

  • Free or Reduced Lunch Program verification letter from the school district in a sealed envelope to the attention of "NST Executive Board".  This information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be viewed by the NST Executive Board. It is used as input into the formula by which the Executive Board determines the amount of financial assistance that will be awarded to each applicant.  And/Or

  • Letter explaining the reason for the financial aid request.


Extraordinary personal circumstances will be considered, as well as the total availability of funds for distribution. All information will be kept strictly confidential. The NST Executive Board will keep all documentation submitted; please send copies of documents.  You will be notified when the NST Executive Board has made a decision based on the information provided. Please note that the grant will generally be issued as a credit applied directly toward a swimmer's monthly dues and meet fees. 


If you have questions, please contact the NST Executive Board by email at [email protected] Please send the Financial Aid Application and related documents to:


Northeastern Swim Team

Attn: NST Executive Board

PO Box 261

Decorah, IA 52101


Outreach Membership:
Outreach Membership is for a calendar year period. The outreach program is to provide reduced membership for economically disadvantaged youth. The applicant MUST include one of the following proofs to be considered for the reduced fee, along with athlete registration form:

  • Proof of reduced/free lunch program;
  • Show proof of food stamps;

To show a person is economically disadvantaged the burden of proof rest with the applicant. Whichever document they can provide simply needs to be included with the Outreach Athlete Registration form, along with the Outreach Registration Fee of $5 (This takes the place of the Annual USA Membership of $70). Outreach records are 100% confidential.

 ISI Outreach Registration Process 

Outreach Criteria List