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 these costs with families being charged 23% of the costs associated with providing these items and programs.  

      For the 2018-2019 school year, the District spent on average $12,480 to educate a District 300 student. 

      Click here to see a complete list of student fees for the 2020-2021 school year. Student fees will be posted to accounts in Push Coin in early June 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 2020-2021.)

      Click here to see a complete list of student fees for the 2019-2020 school year. 

      • Online payments for student fees can be made at Instructions for setting up your PushCoin account can be found here: English or Español.
      • 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 

      2020-2021 Household Eligibility Applications will be available July 15.

      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.

      2020-2021 National School Lunch Applications will be available by July 15. Please check back at that time. Applications submitted for the incorrect year will not be processed.

      To complete the National School Lunch Application, please click one of the following links:

      • 2020-2021 National School Lunch Online Application coming soon
        (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.)

      • 2020-2021 National School Lunch Printable Application in English coming soon 

      • 2020-2021 National School Lunch Printable Application in Spanish coming soon 

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


      Below is information regarding Fee Waivers available to eligible students. Eligibility for a fee waiver in one school year does not guarantee future fee waiver eligibility; therefore, the appropriate applications must be completed annually beginning in July. If approved, waivers are applied to unpaid, eligible fees during the school year the benefits are granted.

      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.