Student Fee Information

  • District Fee Waiver Application Process

    Fees for the 2022-23 School Year are posted and are viewable as families register for next year. 



    Fees for students who are Directly Certified by the State of Illinois will automatically be waived, per Board Policy 4:140.  Families of students who are directly certified will receive a Direct Certification Notification letter mid/late July.  These students do NOT need to apply for fee waiver. 


    If your student is not directly certified by the State of Illinois but would like to apply for fee waiver can do so by completing the form below and returning it to their oldest student's school.  If your oldest student is in elementary school, please submit your application form after August 1, 2022, to your student's school.  Please know that applications for free or reduced-price meals are separate from fee waiver applications, and each application needs to be completed individually.

    Documentation Required

    Verification of Total Number of Household Members/Dependents 

    • Page 1 of Form 1040 - U.S. Income Tax Return; or 
    • Insurance card listing all family members covered; or
    • Signed and notarized affidavit attesting to the number of family members (your school may have a notary on staff- check with your child’s school)

    Income Verification (all inclusive)

    • Earnings/Wages/Salary for each job
    • Unemployment Compensation/Disability/or Worker’s Compensation
    • Social Security/Pensions/Retirement/VA Benefits/Strike Benefits
    • Child Support/Alimony
    • All Other Income
    • If you have no income, you will be required to sign and notarize an affidavit attesting to no income.


    2022-2023 Application for Fee Waiver

    Solicitud de Exención de Cuotas Año Escolar 2022-2023 - ESPANOL



    Food Service Updates

    Universal free school meal programs, initially introduced in March 2020 as the pandemic began, are expiring at the end of this school year. Applications for free or reduced-priced meals for the 2022-23 School Year are available under the Food Service link. Families who are not directly certified for free and reduced lunch by the State of Illinois, but would like to apply for free and reduced-price meals, must complete the Household Eligibility Application form avialable in that link.  Eligibility for free or reduced meals is only applicable to the year in which the application is submitted. Students who are not approved for free or reduced-priced meals through the HEA or are not directly certified as of July 1, 2022 or later, will be charged for meals and food service items beginning the first day of school on August 17, 2022. Please know that this is applicable to all students, even if they qualified for free or reduced-priced meals in previous school years. 

    You may check your child’s food service account balance by signing in to your MySchoolBucks account at If you do not already have an account, you can register for a free account. You will need to know your student’s school and school ID. Once you have logged on, you may check your student’s account balance and/or deposit money into his/her account. The MySchoolBucks program fee is $2.75 for all cafeteria credit/debit card payments.  Please know that this fee is a pass-through cost and is not kept by District 200. You can also send cash or a check payable to District 200, to school in an envelope marked with the student’s name, ID, and grade.