Fee Assistance and Scholarships

Fee Reduction

Fee Reduction provides a 25% discount on all community center membership rates and recreation program fees. Eligibility is based on your household’s total gross income. You can easily determine whether you and your household qualify for the fee reduction program by reviewing the table below.

Household of:Gross Monthly Income:
For each additional member add $700.00

Fee Reduction Application (pdf)

Inclusion Scholarship

Here at the Federal Way Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, we believe that every person, no matter age, race, gender, and ability has the right to participate in recreation and life-enriching programs. We also know that many persons with disabilities have different economic hardships that may prevent participants from affording these programs. We have developed the Inclusion Scholarship Fund to help individuals living with disabilities pay for Recreation Programs.

Who can Apply: Any individual living with a disability. Please attach proof of DDA funding or provide a short letter detailing the reason you are applying.


FirStep Scholarship

The Federal Way Youth Commission established the FirStep Scholarship in 2019 to award funds to youth who are unable to afford recreational activities. Based on the belief that recreation is important for the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of children, it is the Youth Commission’s goal to make a positive difference and provide opportunity underprivileged youth.

  •  No limit on residence
  •  One recreation program per application / FWCC 3 month membership
  • We will award up to $1000 per quarter
  • FirStep Scholarship is not retroactive and cannot be applied toward previous registrations and/or membership payments

Funds awarded are at the discretion of the YC and may not be at the full price of the requestor.

To be eligible, applicants must:
Applicants must be in grades 6th–12th (12–17yrs) with proof of school id
Households must be approved through FWCC Fee Reduction program or provide approval of Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
Can apply once a quarter (January–March, April–June, July–September, October–December)