Financial Assistance

At The Roth Family JCC, we understand the importance of offering financial assistance to enable some people the opportunity to participate in our programs. In over four decades of operation, we have provided nearly $5 million in scholarships through our Marvin & Bonnie Friedman Scholarship Fund.  We understand that asking for financial assistance may be difficult, but we have made it a priority to serve people in need.

What We Subsidize

Financial assistance is only available for our preschool, after school program, membership, and certain summer camps and may not be combined with discounts.  While we only provide financial assistance for JCC programs, Jewish Family Services provides assistance for hunger and homelessness, counseling, emergency financial aid and older adult support. 

Deadlines for 2015-2016 School Year

Priority Application Deadline (including 2015 camp): March 15, 2015
Priority Notification: April 30, 2015           

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Families may still be awarded funds if applying after this date, however it depends on the amount of remaining funds.

Financial assistance for the JCC is provided on a year-by-year basis.

How to Apply

Please collect and complete the following in order to process your financial assistance request.  All documents and deposits must be submitted as described and will be held in strict confidentiality.  If you are a current JCC member or participate in JCC programs, any and all outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to submitting your assistance application.

Step 1

If you are not currently a JCC member, complete a JCC Membership Application at the Welcome Center in the Lobby.

Step 2

Register for the program you are requesting financial assistance for at the Registrar’s Desk.  Complete all appropriate preschool (Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center), summer camp (Camp J), and/or after school (J University) forms.

Step 3

All financial assistance recipients must make payments of all balances via electronic funds transfer.  A credit card number must be provided to be kept on file and will only be used in extenuating circumstances.

Step 4

A deposit is required of $375 for the Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center and $100 for Camp J and J University, which must be made at the time of registration.  Checks should be made payable to the JCC of Greater Orlando and will be applied to the balance of all fees associated with the program(s).  Fees are fully refundable up until the time when a financial assistance contract is signed.

Step 5

Apply for financial assistance at  FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for the JCC.  Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application online and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS by March 15, 2015 for priority consideration.  A $30 administrative fee is charged by FACTS.  Please use the zip code of the JCC’s to select our school when you register – 32751.

Step 6

Once an online application has been completed, please send FACTS the following for both of the children’s parents in order to complete the application.  Applications will not be reviewed until all of the documents have been submitted and then verified by FACTS.  FACTS verification usually takes about one week. 

Required Forms:

  • 2014 and 2013 federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules for both parents.
  • 2014 and 2013 W-2 for both parents.
  • Year-to-date pay stubs for both parents.
  • Current bank statements for both parents.
  • 401K and stockholding documents, i.e. mutual funds for both parents.
  • Supporting documentation for social security income, welfare, child support, food stamps, worker’s compensation, and temporary assistance for needy families from both parents as applicable.
  • Statement of need – why you are requesting assistance.  You may describe any changes of family and economic circumstances over the past year that supports request for financial aid this year. 

All supporting documentation can be uploaded to FACTS online, faxed to FACTS at 1-866-315-9262, or mailed to FACTS at:

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-252

In addition, FACTS Customer Care can be reached at 1-866-315-9262.

Step 7

Once all required forms have been submitted, please email Lisa Wayne.  Please include your name, the name of the child(ren) for whom you are requesting financial assistance, the programs requested, as well as a cell phone number.  Lisa can also be reached at (407) 645-0923.

Note: If you are applying for assistance from both the JCC and the Jewish Academy of Orlando (JAO), then you only need to create one account.  On FACTS, in Section 1, choose the JCC, and then in Section 2, you can add the JAO.  You still need to send in all of the requested information.