School Fees


NOTE: If you are looking for payment forms, scroll down this page to the section titled "Payment Forms" or click either of the "Payment Form" links located in the left-hand column.


Fee Requirement


Enrollment in District 401 requires the payment of school fees. The amount for each school is set by the District 401 Board of Education

Families are expected to pay their fees unless a fee waiver is obtained. A $30 fee will be assessed for all returned and NSF checks.


Definition of “School Fees”


The terms “school fees” or “fees” mean any monetary charge collected by District 401 from a student or the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student as a prerequisite for the student’s participation in any curricular or extracurricular program of the district. 

The District does not impose a “fee” when it requires that a student provide his or her own ordinary supplies of materials (e.g., pencil, paper, notebooks), which are necessary to participate in any curricular or extracurricular program. 


Fee Amount per School


School fees for the 2017-18 school year have been set as follows:

► Pre-Kindergarten: $3,000 (monthly payments available) 

► Kindergarten: $170 

► Grades 1-8 (John Mills, Elmwood, Elm): $200

► Elmwood Park High School: $350

► Co-op/Alternative School: $50


Other Fees


Other fees for the 2017-18 school year include but are not limited to the following:

► EPHS Senior Graduation Fee: $60 (this fee is NOT eligible to be waived; the graduation fee is preloaded to your student’s webstore account)

► EPHS Advanced Placement Test Fee: $85 each (only for students enrolled in AP classes; fees will be loaded into student accounts over winter break)

► Driver’s Education Behind-the-Wheel Fee: $275 (sophomore behind the wheel)


Payment Forms


► Returning Students: Fee Schedule and Payment Form

► New/Transfer Students:  Fee Schedule and Payment Form 


Due Date for Fees


School fees along with other monies due to the school (lost books, book fines, etc.) typically must be paid in full by early in the fall semester. 

For the 2017-18 school year, the due date is Sept. 1, 2017.

Returning students may begin paying their 2017-18 fees May 1, 2017.  

New students who enter District 401 after the due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District.


To Pay by Mail with a Check or Money Order


Mail your check or money order, payable to EPCUSD401, along with your proofs of residency and forms to: 

Kim Kaminski, Registrar
Elmwood Park High School
8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
708-452-0732 (fax)
registration@epcusd401.org


To Pay by Mail in Installments


You may pay in installments by mail beginning May 1, 2017, as long as your balance is paid by Sept. 1, 2017. 

There is no formal installment plan with specific amounts due on specific dates. Simply pay what you can when you can, as long as your final payment arrives by Sept. 1.


To Pay Online with a Credit or Debit Card


Follow these three steps if you want to pay online.


► Step 1: Send In Your Forms


Mail, fax or scan copies of your proofs of residency and forms to:

Kim Kaminski, Registrar
Elmwood Park High School
8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
708-452-0732 (fax)
registration@epcusd401.org


► Step 2: Login at the D401 Webstore


Go to the District 401 webstore and login. Instructions on how to login are given on the front page of the webstore. The 2017-18 enrollment and senior graduation fees will be preloaded to your student's account by May 1, 2017. Click this button to go to the webstore:

Visit our Online Store


► Step 3: Follow the "Pay Debts" Directions


After you login, click the yellow "Pay Debts" tab to access the payment screen, and then follow the directions.

We request that school fees be paid in full by Sept. 1, 2017. As mentioned above, new students who enter District 401 after the due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District.


To Pay Online for More Than One Student


If you have more than one student in the District, you will need to set up a webstore account in your name and add each student to your account, using the student ID number and default username. Directions are on the front page of the webstore.

Questions concerning the webstore can be directed to your home school during the school year or to Kim Kaminski over the summer at 708-583-6479.


To Pay Online in Installments


You may pay in installments on the District 401 webstore by changing the total in each checked item box to the amount you'd like to pay. 

Then click "Update Total" and "Add to Cart." Proceed to checkout. 

You may pay in installments by mail or on the webstore beginning May 1, 2017, as long as your balance is paid by Sept. 1, 2017.

Questions concerning the webstore can be directed to your home school during the school year or to Kim Kaminski over the summer at 708-583-6479.


To Pay in Person


You may pay your school fees in person with cash, credit, debit, money order or check during the open enrollment day scheduled for Monday, July 24, 2017, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Elmwood Park High School. Please bring copies of your proofs of residency and all required forms with you.

NOTE: Although you have the option of enrolling and paying in person, we recommend that you mail in your residency documents and pay online.


Fee Waivers


You may be eligible for a fee waiver depending on your household income. See our Fee Waivers page for information about eligibility requirements and forms.


Free and Reduced-Price Meals


Your eligibility for a fee waiver is generally determined by the same income guidelines used to determine eligibility for the federal free meals program.

So in addition to being eligible for fee waivers, your student(s) may be eligible for free school meals depending on your household income. See our Free and Reduced-Price Meals page for additional information about the meals program.