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.


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

School fees for the 2019-20 school year have been set as follows:

► Pre-Kindergarten (monthly payments available): $3,000
► Pre-Kindergarten (special ed): $50
► Kindergarten: $170
► Grades 1-8 (John Mills, Elmwood, Elm): $200
► Elmwood Park High School: $350
► Co-op/Alternative School: $50

Other fees for the 2019-20 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
(This is only for students enrolled in AP classes; fees will be loaded into student accounts over winter break)

► Driver's Education Fee: $275
(This is for sophomore Behind-the-Wheel)

Families are expected to pay their fees unless a fee waiver is obtained. Please note that pre-kindergarten tuition cannot be waived.

A $30 fee and loss of check-writing privileges will be assessed for all returned checks.
 

The terms "school fees" or "fees" mean any monetary charge collected by District 401 from a student or from 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.

School fees for the 2019-20 school year have been set as follows.

Please note that pre-kindergarten (preschool) tuition cannot be waived:

► Pre-Kindergarten (monthly payments available): $3,000
► Pre-Kindergarten (special ed): $50
► Kindergarten: $170
► Grades 1-8 (John Mills, Elmwood, Elm): $200
► Elmwood Park High School: $350
► Co-op/Alternative School: $50

Other fees for the 2019-20 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
(This is only for students enrolled in AP classes; fees will be loaded into student accounts over winter break)

► Driver's Education Fee: $275
(This is for sophomore Behind-the-Wheel)

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 2019-20 school year, the due date for students in grades K-12 to make full payment is Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Preschool tuition cannot be waived, but the amount can be paid in 10 monthly installments of $300, due on the first of each month.

Returning students may begin paying their 2019-20 fees on Monday, May 6, 2019.  

New students in grades K-12 who enter District 401 after the Sept. 3 due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District. Preschool tuition cannot be waived, but the amount can be paid in monthly installments, due on the first of each month.

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

You may pay in installments by mail beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, as long as your balance is paid by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 — unless your child is enrolled in preschool. Monthly payments are available for preschool students.

There is no formal installment plan with specific amounts due on specific dates. If your child is in grades K-12, simply pay what you can when you can, as long as your final payment arrives by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. As mentioned above, monthly payments are available for preschool students.

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 2019-20 enrollment and senior graduation fees will be preloaded to your student's account by Monday, May 6, 2019. 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 2019-20 school fees be paid in full by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Monthly payments are available for preschool students.

New students in grades K-12 who enter D401 after the Sept. 3 due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District.

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 Ms. Kim Kaminski, District 401 registrar, over the summer at 708-583-6479.

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 Monday, May 6, 2019, as long as your balance is paid by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 — unless your child is enrolled in preschool. Monthly payments are available for preschool students.

Questions concerning the webstore can be directed to your home school during the school year or to Ms. Kim Kaminski, District 401 registrar, over the summer at 708-583-6479.

If your child is a new student, you may pay your 2019-20 fees in person at your home school.

If your child is a returning student, you may pay your 2019-20 school fees in person with cash, credit, debit, money order or check during the open enrollment day scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2019, 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 returning students have the option of enrolling and paying in person on open enrollment day, we recommend that you mail, scan or fax in your residency documents and pay your fees online.

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

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.

If a student leaves the District after paying all required fees, the following refund policy applies: 

► 75 percent refund if the student leaves by the end of the first week of school
► 50 percent refund if the student leaves by the end of the second week
► 25 percent refund if the student leaves by the end of the third week
► Zero refund if the student leaves after the end of the third week