Fee Waivers


You may be eligible for a waiver of your school fees depending on your household income.

As stated in Section 4:140 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual, a student shall be eligible for a fee waiver when the student currently lives in a household that meets the same income guidelines, with the same limits based on household size, that are used for the federal free meals program.

Refer to the chart below to see if you meet the federal income eligibility requirements.


Income Eligibility Requirements 


Not sure if your family is eligible for a fee waiver? This table shows the income eligibility guidelines for the 2017-18 school year:

Income eligibility table for school fee waivers and free meals


Definition of "Household Income"


Household income includes ALL members of your household who receive wages, public aid, unemployment, child support, Social Security, Social Security Disability, etc. For example: 

► If your parents live with you and they receive Social Security or a pension, that income is included in "household income." 

► If your student or other adult children who live with you are working, their income is included in "household income." 

► If you are living with other adults, their wages, public aid, social security benefits, etc. are included in "household income."


What to Do if You Are Eligible


If your household income falls into one of the eligible categories, print the Instructions to Apply for the 2017-18 Fee Waiver and the 2017-18 Fee Waiver Application. (Links to both of these documents are also located to the left of this page under "Fee Waivers.")

Using the instructions, fill out the application and mail it with your registration documents and income verification to:

Melissa Rodde-Morgese
Elmwood Park CUSD401
8201 W Fullerton
Elmwood Park IL  60707
708-583-5844 (phone)
708-452-9504 (fax)

The District 401 business office will review your application then contact you with a decision.


Other Factors


As stated in Section 4:140 of the District Policy Manual, additional consideration will be given to a waiver application where one or more of the following factors are present:

► Illness in the family

► Unusual expenses such as fire, flood, storm damage, etc.

► Unemployment

► Emergency situations

► When one or more of the parents/guardians are involved in a work stoppage


Make Sure Your Application is Complete


Remember to include:

► Your proof of residency form and residency documents

► The completed Application for Waiver Form

► The complete, signed copy of your most recent tax return

► Supporting documentation verifying your income

Income requirements are subject to change.