Student Fees & Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

    • Student Fees

      Per Board Policy 4:140 and as authorized by 105 Illinois School Code 5/10-22.25, D300  charges  school fees to our families which covers the use of textbooks, consumable materials, extracurricular activities, and other school fees that are tangential to the educational program which includes the District 1:1 deployment.  On average, the District subsidizes 77% of theses costs with families being charged a 23% of the costs associated with providing these items and programs.  

      For the 2016-2017 school year, the District spent on average $11,150 to educate a District 300 student. 

      Click here to see a complete list of student fees for the 2018-2019 school year.  

      Click here to see a complete list of student fees for the 2019-2020 school year. Student fees will be available on PushCoin starting June 5 and are due by the first day of school.

      • Online payments for student fees can be made at

      • Payment by cash or by check for student fees may be made at your child's school or by mailing a check payment to the following address:


      • Community Unit School District 300
        Attn: Accounts Receivable
        2550 Harnish Drive
        Algonquin, IL 60102


      Checks should be made payable to CUSD300 and a phone number is required on all check payments. Please include the student ID number(s) on the check. 

      All families are responsible to pay for Activity Passes, Parking Permits and Yearbooks.

      Click here if you wish to make a donation to the CUDSD300 Foundation for Educational Excellence. 



      The Household Eligibility Application for free/reduced priced meals must be completed annually starting in July. Households qualifying through the Direct Certification process will be notified by July 14 by letter from the District.

      Households who receive benefits through Direct Certification and receive a letter from the district confirming benefits, do not need to submit an application.

      Notification of benefits will be mailed 7-10 business days after an application is processed. 

      Parents with questions on the program application process can contact the Finance Department at 847-551-8349 or

      2018-2019 National School Lunch Applications are available below. Applications are also available at any D300 school. If you would like an application mailed to you, please email and provide your address or call 847-551-8349.

      To fill out the National School Lunch Application please click one of the following items below:

      The online application does allow the selection of other languages. Each screen offers information to assist in completing the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact 847-551-8349 or send an email to


      Below is information about fee waivers for students who qualify for the programs:

      Free Meal Program

      Students who qualify for FREE meals are eligible to have the following fees waived: Registration Fee, Technology Fee, Drivers Ed, Athletic Participation, P.E. Locks and P.E. Uniforms.* 

      Reduced Meal Program

      Students who qualify for REDUCED meals are eligible to have the following fees waived: Registration Fee, Technology Fee, Drivers Ed and Athletic Participation.

      *Waiver of the PE Uniform and lock(s) is granted one time during the middle school (grades 6th-8th) and one time during high school (grades 9th -12th).