Financial Aid - School Fees

July 2023

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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 the waiver request is denied, PushCoin offers a parent/guardian the ability to make partial payments or to set up a repayment plan which allows payments to be made in smaller increments throughout the year.

Beginning July 14, 2023, you may access and complete the fee waiver application

Fee Waiver Cover Letter and Application to Families 23-24 – English

Fee Waiver Cover Letter and Application to Families 23-24 – 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 26,973 2,248 1,124 1,038 519
2 36,482 3,041 1,521 1,404 702
3 45,991 3,833 1,917 1,769 885
4 55,500 4,625 2,313 2,135 1,068
5 65,009 5,418 2,709 2,501 1,251
6 74,518 6,210 3,105 2,867 1,434
7 84,027 7,003 3,502 3,232 1,616
8 93,536 7,795 3,898 3,598 1,799
For each additional family member, add 9,509 793 397 366 183