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Reduced Fee Program

The City of Fort Collins has established guidelines to make programs available to permanent residents who have a demonstrated financial need. The City defines a permanent resident as someone who resides year-round in Fort Collins or in Poudre School District boundaries and supports himself/herself financially. Applicants 18 years of age or older must show proof of lawful presence in the United States, as required by Colorado law. However, parents who are applying for a fee waiver only on behalf of their children who are under 18 years old are not required to prove their own loawful status or sign the affadavit.

To qualify for reduced fee consideration, the following guidelines must be met:

  • Participation in a state or federal assistance program (as listed on the application), or income within federal low income guidelines per most recent tax return.
    - If you recive assistance through any county, state, or federal program(s), you must provide current verification, specifying an expiration date if applicable, or obtain a benefits report from Larimer County Human Services at 970.498.6300.
    - If you are not on a qualifying assistance program, a copy of your most recent tax return must be attached to this application.
  • Proof of Fort Collins or Poudre School District residency, including a current utility bill showing name and address, or three other bills mailed to the same address.
  • Proof of lawful presence in the United States. Applicants, and each immediate family member 18 years or older, who wish to qualify for the reduced fee program must produce one of the following: a Colorado driver's license or ID card, U.S. military ID card, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's card, a Native American tribal document, or other documentation permitted by Colorado regulations. In addition, all applicants 18 years or older must sign the affidavit, stating that he or she is a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or otherwise lawfully present in the United States.

Applications can be submitted at Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC), Mulberry Pool, Northside Aztlan Community Center (NACC), or the Senior Center during regular business hours. Please allow at least ten business days for processing of the application. All applications and supporting documentation will be retained in our secure files, and copies of tax returns will be shredded upon approval or denial of benefits.

Click here to download the Reduced Fee Application in English.
Precio reducido en espanol.


At this time, reduced fee benefits cannot be received via online registration. You can only receive these beneifits in person or on the phone.
There are three levels of approval for the Reduced Fee Program, Level A, Level B and Level C. The discounts and amounts due for passes and activities vary depending on the level of approval. All levels receive four activity registrations for each qualifying member in the household, children will be premitted to register for only one day camp at the reduced rate. (A day camp is defined as a full-day summer activity that lasts four consecutive days or more.) Once the four activity limit has been reached, you will be required to pay the full fee for any additional activity registrations.
Activity registration requires attendance. Failing to attend a class will constitute a "no show." Reduced fee privileges may be revoked for no shows.
All levels of approval for the Reduced Fee Program are permitted a discount on facility passes. The discount level varies depending on approval level.

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