Financial Aid - School Fees

July 2022

Dear Parent or Guardian:

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 student’s 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
  • Driver’s education fees
  • Student Activity Pass

Administrative procedure 4:140-AP2 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.

Waiver of School Fees –  Eligibility for the 2022-2023 School Year

Families that receive SNAP, TANF or Income Eligible Medicaid that received a letter indicating they are directly certified by the state will receive a waiver of school fees for the 2022-2023 school year. In order to qualify for a waiver of school fees, families not notified of being directly certified will need to apply for the waiver and meet the household income eligibility requirements. 

If a family applies for a waiver of school fees, they must also sign up for our 6-payment plan. For help setting up a payment plan, please click here.

Beginning July 7, 2022,you may access and complete the waiver application one of two ways:

1) Online Through PowerSchool –
Fee Waiver Application Cover Letter and PowerSchool Instructions to Families 2022-2023 – English
Fee Waiver Application Cover Letter and PowerSchool Instructions to Families 2022-2023 – Spanish
Note: When you complete the application through PowerSchool and click Submit, you will no longer be able to edit the application.

2) Paper Application
A paper application  to download and print can be accessed here:
Fee Waiver Application Cover Letter to Families and Fillable Application 2022-2023 – English
Fee Waiver Application Cover Letter to Families and Fillable Application 2022-2023 – Spanish

3) Fee Waiver Application for SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 ONLY:  ENGLISH -or- SPANISH

You may print, fill out, and mail the completed application with all required income information to Glenbard District 87, Attn: Fee Waiver Processing, 596 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.  Paper copies are also available at your student’s school.

Families who qualify to receive free or reduced lunch may be eligible for a fee waiver.  District 87’s criteria for the fee waiver program is consistent with federal guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program (185% Federal Poverty Guideline).

Household Size

Annual Monthly Twice
1 25,142 2,096 1,048 967 484
2 33,874 2,823 1,412 1,303 652
3 42,606 3,551 1,776 1,639 820
4 51,338 4,279 2,140 1,975 988
5 60,070 5,006 2,503 2,311 1,156
6 68,802 5,734 2,867 2,647 1,324
7 77,534 6,462 3,231 2,983 1,492
8 86,266 7,189 3,595 3,318 1,659
For each additional family member, add 8,732 728 364 336 168