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 2017-2018 school year, the District spent on average $11,960 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.

      (Haga clic aquí para ver una lista completa de las cuotas estudiantiles en español para el año escolar 2019-2020. Las cuotas de los estudiantes estarán disponibles en PushCoin a partir del 5 de junio y se deben pagar antes del primer día de clases).

      • 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. 


      Free and Reduced Meal Program 

      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 or email from the District and do not need to submit an application.

      You may contact the Finance Department at 847-551-8349 or with any questions on the program application process.

      2019-2020 National School Lunch Household Eligibility Applications are available below, and 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 complete the National School Lunch Application, please click one of the following links:

      • Click here to apply to the 2019-2020 National School Lunch Online Application
        (This online application allows the selection of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Hatian Creole, Arabic, Korean, Somali, Vietnamese, and Simplified Chinese. Each screen offers information to assist in completing the application.)

      • Click here to view the 2019-2020 National School Lunch Printable Application in English

      • Click here to view the 2019-2020 National School Lunch Printable Application in Spanish

      Notification of benefits will be emailed or mailed 7-10 days after application processing.


      Following is information regarding Fee Waivers for students who qualify for the program:


      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, PE Locks and PE Uniforms.*

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


      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.