Fee Reduction

APS Aquatics classes, camps, admission fees, and memberships fees are collected to help recover operating costs associated with community access to the facilities and services.  Arlington Public School is committed to providing affordable access which includes a free reduction option.  Fee Reductions are based on total household income and size relative to the currently-published HUD’s Section 8 income limits. All APS Aquatics programs, fees, and services are eligible for a fee reduction.  Fee reductions are available if you qualify and live in or own property in Arlington County.

How to Apply

  • Create an account for each member of your household that would be using the pools.  Please go to set up your account(s)  Self-Service Portal
  • Complete the online application form
  • Provide:
    • Proof of identity: U.S. driver’s license or passport from any country.
    • Proof of residency: driver’s license (with Arlington County address) or lease agreement/recent utility bill with the applicant’s name.
    • Proof of financial need:
      • Any of these verification documents qualify you to receive reduced fees:
        • Documents that prove income for an entire household:
          • Current Arlington Public School letter verifying eligibility for free or reduced lunch
          • Department of Human Services Woman, Infant and Children Program (WIC), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Food Stamps,
          • Food Stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
          • Qualifying letter from DHS employee
          • Tax returns (1040 or 760) filed within the last 12 months
  • Download it and email it with the accompanying documentation to Liset.reaves@apsva.us or Helena.machado@apsva.us

All fee reduction applications must be renewed annually.

Fee Reduction Schedule

Section 8 Definitions of % of Median Income Income Limits Effective April, 2022
% of Discount Household Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 or More
75% of Fee $29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% of Fee $49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
25% of Fee $63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800

*Information based upon Federal Section 8 Medium Income Determinations for Arlington County, VA.