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Financial Aid - School Fees

Glenbard Township High School District 87 assesses fees to all students of the district. School Policy 4:140 defines “school fees” or “fees” as any monetary charges collected by the District from a student or the Parent/Guardian of a student as a prerequisite to the studentís participation in any curricular or extracurricular program of the District.

“School Fees” include but are not limited to:
  • Charges for use of property (locks, towels, lab equipment)
  • Textbooks, electronic devices, and instructional materials
  • Field trips during school hours
  • Equipment used in varsity and intramural sports or fine arts programs
  • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • Required class supplies
  • Graduation fees
  • School health services
  • Driverís education fees
  • Student Activity Pass
Administrative procedure 4:140 states that the expenses for all items shall be waived to those students who are approved for the waiver. Textbooks and/or electronic devices shall be loaned free of charge to the student approved for waiver. The student will return the textbooks and/or electronic devices upon completion of the course. If textbooks and/or electronic devices are not returned, it is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to pay for these items and fines.

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Families who currently qualify to receive free lunch may be eligible for a fee waiver and must submit a completed waiver application. The applications may be obtained from the schoolís Assistant Principal for Student Services.  District 87's criteria for the fee waiver program is consistent with the federal guidelines for income and number of family members per household (see table).  Evidence required for waiver approval is as follows:
  • Letter from Department of Human Services (DHS) citing benefits approved for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.  Link cards cannot be accepted as proof of benefits.  In addition, Medicaid is not used to determine eligibility for waiver of student fees.
        -OR-
  • Verification of total income within the Federal Government Income Eligibility Guidelines (see required documents on next page).  Children in foster care may receive a waiver of fees regardless of

    income.
Household Income includes income from work; unemployment, disability, and social security benefits; child and spousal support; income from rental properties, etc.  To verify current income, applicants must provide the following :  

  • Copy of two most current pay stubs or most recent benefit statement(s) for all household members with income*, and
  • Copy of the most recent W-2 form(s) for all household members with income*, and
  • Copy of Page 1 of the most recent Federal 1040 tax form showing all dependents
* If you are self-employed and do not receive pay stubs and/or W2 forms, you must submit a record of income earned from the business over a recent period of time (e.g. profit/loss statement).  You may submit a 1099 tax form in lieu of a W2 form.

Families that do not qualify based on the income criteria above may still apply for waivers by submitting the Application for Waiver of Student Fees. Eligibility may be determined based on extraordinary circumstances such as those referenced below:

  • Serious illness in the family
  • Extraordinary expenses such as fire, flood or storm damage
  • Emergency situations
Applications will be reviewed by District Administration. Notification after decision will be made in the form of a letter to the applicant within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of the request. If your application is denied, the letter shall state the reason for the denial and shall inform the parents of their right to appeal, including the process and timelines for that action.

Parents/Guardians who submit an appeal within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of denial shall have the right to explain why the waiver should be granted.  Appeal shall not be decided by the same person who denied the original application.

If circumstances change during the school year, parents may reapply for the waiver.

If the waiver request is denied, the Student Account may be placed on the District Installment Payment Plan.  The District Installment Payment Plan provides families the option to pay fees over the course of the school year.  Families will be required to make timely payments via 1) credit card, 2) ACH debit to a bank account, or 3) Statement Plan, and will be required to keep the account current.  Consequences for nonpayment are as follows:

Junior and Senior year - student may not attend prom.
Senior year - student may not participate in graduation ceremonies.     
Driverís Education Students - students enrolled in the behind-the-wheel class must have paid the course fee in full or be consistently making installment payments for the course before course completion record will be forwarded to the Secretary of State to allow student to obtain a driver's license.
iPad Rental - student will not be able to keep their iPad over summer break.
Delinquent accounts and Post-Graduation - unpaid account balances may be transferred to a collection agency.

If you have questions regarding the Waiver of Fees or the Installment Payment Plan, please feel free to contact the Assistant Principal for Student Services at:


Glenbard East: 630/627-9250                     Glenbard West: 630/469-8600
Glenbard North: 630/653-7000                    Glenbard South: 630/469-6500