Free and Reduced FAQs

  • Q: Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

  • Q: Who can get free meals?

  • Q: Who can get reduced price meals?

  • Q: Can homeless, runaway and migrant children get free meals?

  • Q: Should I fill out an application if I got a letter this school year saying my children are approved for free or reduced-price meals?

  • Q: My child recives WIC. Can he/she get free meals?

  • Q: Will the information I give be verified?

  • Q: If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?

  • Q: What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?

  • Q: May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

  • Q: Who should I include as members of my household?

  • Q: What if my income is not always the same?

  • Q: We are in the military; do we include our housing allowance as income?

  • Q: How often do I apply for free or reduced price meals?

  • Q: What does the 30 day Grace Period mean at the beginning of the year?