Financial Assistance Program
Glenbrook High School District 225 offers a student financial assistance program that includes free and reduced-price meals and additional financial support to those eligible. Financial assistance consists of two classifications: free and reduced. Eligible students will receive access to free/reduced-priced meals, waiver of fees, transportation, and other approved activities and resources. A complete list of free/reduced benefits is available upon request.
Eligibility for the student financial assistance program is primarily determined based on household income guidelines established each year (described below). Additionally, the following student populations are automatically eligible for the student financial assistance program:
- If you now receive Food Stamps or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) for any of your children;
- Foster children
Information regarding student financial assistance applications or program eligibility is confidential and only shared with appropriate school personnel.
Families interested in applying for the Student Financial Assistance Program may apply by completing the Student Financial Assistance Application.
- If you now receive food stamps or TANF for the child(ren) for whom you are applying, the application must have the child(ren)’s names, a food stamp or TANF case number for each child, and the signature of an adult household member.
- If you are applying for a foster child, the application must have the child’s name, the child’s “personal use” income, and an adult signature.
- If you do not list a food stamp or TANF case number for the child(ren) for whom you are applying, then the application must have the child(ren)’s names, the names of all household members, the amount of income each person received last month and where it came from, the signature of an adult household member and that adult’s last four digits of their social security number or the word “none” if the adult does not have a social security number.
With your completed application, please include the following evidence supporting a household income at or below the levels listed below.
- The most current Federal Income Tax Return (if parents file separately, they each must submit their respective return), or if you haven’t filed yet, a copy of your request for an extension, as well as copies of your W-2(s), and if employed, two most recent pay stubs, OR
- If unemployed, a Statement from the State Unemployment Security Office indicating the amount of benefits you are currently receiving, OR
- Notification from the State Unemployment Security Office indicating that you are no longer eligible for benefits.
- Additional documentation that must be included for income sources outside of employment:
- SSDI/pension/Social Security pay subs
- DHS Letter with case number indicating receipt of Public Aid
Glenbrook High School District 225 is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964.
Please note: Individuals who deliberately misrepresent information as part of an application or investigation regarding the student financial assistance program may be referred to enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities for prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
Glenbrook High School District 225 has established household income guidelines for use in determining financial assistance program eligibility. Effective July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, the following house income guidelines apply:
|Household Size||Household Monthly Income|
$7,189 8 Family Members
+ $728 Each Additional Person
If your child is approved for financial assistance because of your income, you must notify the school if the household size decreases or your income increases by more than $50 per month or $600 per year. If your child receives lunches because they receive food stamps or TANF, you must advise the school when you no longer receive TANF or food stamps for them. You may then fill out another application providing new income information.
A verification process may be conducted at any time during the school year. Verification activities include financial assistance program reviews, audits, and investigations, and may consist of contacting employers to determine income, contacting a food stamp office to determine current certification for food stamps, contacting the State Employment Security Office to determine the amount of benefits received, and checking the documentation produced by the household member to prove the amount of income received.
Student financial assistance applications are reviewed regularly by the District Enrollment Specialist located at the District Administration Building (3801 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview). Applications are not processed at the school building.
After an application has been reviewed, the family will be notified of the application’s approval or denial. If an application has been denied due to house income or size, please note that a new application may be submitted at any time should a change take place, such as a decrease in household income, increase in household size, employment status change, eligibility status change for food stamps or TANF.
You may request to speak with school officials if you disagree with the school’s decision on your application. You also may ask for a fair hearing. You may do this by calling or writing:
Glenbrook High School District 225
3801 W. Lake Ave.
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 486-4717 or firstname.lastname@example.org