What is the Guideline to Determine Fee Waiver Eligibility?

Guidelines to Determine Fee Waiver Eligibility 

While we offer fee waivers to member schools at no cost, we ask that you grant them equitably. The following guidelines will help you determine eligibility.


  • The family’s annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, or they receive SNAP benefits.
  • They are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • They receive public assistance.
  • They live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or they are homeless.
  • They are a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • They are recipients of Medicaid. 
  • The family is enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).


Please remember that fee waiver eligibility isn’t predetermined by a family’s financial need for tuition assistance. We empower our member schools to use your best discretion when awarding waivers.

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