Although student meals are free for the 2023-24 school year, it’s important for qualifying families to complete free and reduced price meal applications in order to qualify for additional benefits not tied to free meals. Families can qualify through direct certification (Medicaid, SNAP) or by completing a free and reduced application.
Enrollment in free and reduced priced meals is confidential and has the added benefit of enabling families to be eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
This program helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for school and more.
Additionally, students will:
- Receive waivers for college application fees
- Qualify for AP exam fee reductions
- Take a limited number of SAT exams for free
Families must submit applications for free and reduced price meals each school year. Applications may be submitted at any time before or during the school year, but we encourage families to submit their applications at the start of the to maximize the benefits.
Thank you for your attention to this important information.