Student Fees Assistance and Benefits Application
The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, reduced-cost or free meals to children each school day. The program is managed by the United States Department of Agriculture. All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) can get free meals regardless of their family’s income. Also, children can get free or reduced-price meals if their household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart.
Fargo Public Schools encourages all families to complete the free/reduced meal application. The federal program assists in providing children more than just meals.
The amount of funding the district receives is dependent on our rate of free/reduced students, as is our eligibility for additional grant funding. Ensuring our free/reduced rate is an accurate representation of our district is vital in providing a valuable education.
Most commonly associated with the free/reduced application is the opportunity to receive free or discounted school meals for children. Eligibility is based on family size and income.
Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meals program are eligible for fee waivers associated with student activities.
Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meal program are eligible for fee waivers associated with the college application process at select universities.
Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meal program are eligible for fee waivers associated with national standardized tests (ACT, SAT, and AP Exams).