Financial Aid

K.L.A.S.S. PROGRAM

Zeeland Recreation is honored to offer FREE programs to children who are in financial need through our Kids Liesure, Aquatics and Sports Scholarship (K.L.A.S.S.). Details are below. Questions? Contact us at 616.748.3230.

HOW TO APPLY

  ZPS Students Non-ZPS Students

Children Under School Ages

Step #1

 Apply for the ZPS Free & Reduced Meal Program though ZPS Food Services

 Submit a K.L.A.S.S. Application Form

 Submit a K.L.A.S.S. Application Form

Step #2

 When applying, agree to "Share Your Information to the Recreation and Athletics Dept". If you did not initially agree to share your information, you can find that form here. After filling it out, email it to foodservice@zps.org or bring it to ZEHS Food Services

 Your application will be processed within 5-7 business days.  Your application will be processed within 5-7 business days.
Step #3

 If approved, your name will be added to the confidential document we receive from ZPS Food Services within 1-2 weeks. Call (616) 748-3230 or stop in the Rec Center to register for your free programs (online registration is not available for K.L.A.S.S.)

 If approved, call (616) 748-3230 or stop in the Rec Center to register for your free programs (online registration is not available for K.L.A.S.S.)

 If approved, call (616) 748-3230 or stop in the Rec Center to register for your free programs (online registration is not available for K.L.A.S.S.)


ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FREE PROGRAMS?

  1. Must be Zeeland resident OR attend a ZPS School
  2. Must be 0-18 yr old dependent child (no adults)
  3. Income of your household must fall within the National School Lunch Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

AMOUNT OF FREE PROGRAMS YOU RECEIVE:

  1. Each child who meets the National School Free Meal Program requirements receive two free programs of their choice per year (July 1-June 30)
  2. Each child who meets the National School Reduced Meal Program requirements receive one free program of their choice per year (July 1 – June 30)

HOW TO REGISTER FOR FREE PROGRAMS:

Once approved, you can register for 1-2 free programs by calling or stopping in our office and mentioning K.L.A.S.S. (we will verify your info). On July 1, your free programs and application process resets. Being eligible for these free program(s) does not grant permission for automatic registration if a registration deadline is passed or if a program is full. It is the responsibility of the K.L.A.S.S. applicant to apply and get their status approved before a registration deadlines passes or programs fill up. 

DONATE TO SUPPORT KIDS IN NEED!

Want to put some smiles on kids faces + take some anxiety away from mom's and dad's in our community today? Donate towards our K.L.A.S.S. scholarship! Our K.L.A.S.S. scholarship provides free Zeeland Rec programs to kids in financial need! Doing so will ensure ALL kids get the chance to develop their skills, explore new things and have fun with their friends through our aquatics, fitness, leisure and sports programs!

Make A Donation:

1. DONATE HERE

2. Call (616) 748-3230 (credit card over the phone)

3. Mail a check made out to "Zeeland Recreation" and send it to...

Zeeland Recreation

Attn: K.L.A.S.S.

320 E Main

Zeeland, MI 49464