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Financial Information/Program Grants

Program Grants

The SEASPAR Board and staff are committed to offering programs at the lowest possible cost. However, due to financial restrictions, some individuals may find it difficult to pay the entire fee. To help those in need, a significant amount of grant funds are made available for participants through the generosity of donors. Each year, community organizations and individuals contribute funds that are earmarked for program grants. We appreciate this support which allows participants to benefit from activities.

Generally, program grants are available for up to 50% of the program fee. Any balance due from a previous season must be paid prior to receiving additional scholarship funds. Grants are not available for overnight trips or the EAGLES program, and are only available to SEASPAR residents. Arrangements for a payment schedule are also possible to make the payment of fees more feasible.

For more information and to apply, download the Program Grant Policy and Application Form or contact the SEASPAR office before registration. Grant request should arrive at least one week prior to the registration deadline to prevent delays with the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Corso at 630.960.7600 or mcorso@seaspar.org.

Refund/Credit Procedures

  • A full refund is issued if a program or special event is cancelled by SEASPAR.
  • In order for a participant to drop from a program or special event, SEASPAR must be notified five business days prior to the start of the program or special event to qualify for a refund. At this time, the participant will be refunded the cost of the program less a $5 processing fee, the cost of a ticket (unless a participant on the waiting list registers), contracted services, or specialized non-refundable supplies.
  • A prorated refund is issued if a written medical excuse accompanies the refund request.
  • No refund is given if a class is postponed due to low enrollment. If the program is subsequently cancelled, a full refund is given.
  • If a participant chooses to cancel from a program after the season has begun, a prorated refund is issued, less a $5 processing fee and ticket price, if applicable.
  • All refunds are issued monthly.