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Free/Reduced Meals

To reduce errors and expedite the application process applications will be completed electronically. Access computers at the TCSD District Office, Child Nutrition Office, and local libraries.

An application must be submitted to be considered for a school fee waiver.

Application submissions for the new school year are to begin no sooner than August 1. 
Any applications submitted before August 1 will be denied and a new application will need to be submitted after August 1.

  • Applications must be submitted every school year and can be updated throughout the year if your income status changes. 
  • If your household qualifies for free or reduced meals, the start date will be retroactive to the date the actual application was submitted for that school year. 
  • Be advised, Free/Reduced status if for (1) mainline breakfast and (1) mainline lunch only. 
  • Any additional meals, extras, or Ala' carte items do not qualify and will be charged at full price. 
  • If any members in your household are receiving state assistance (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid*, Foster student) please enter your CASE NUMBER where indicated in the application to ensure you get the correct meal status.

  • If you do not receive state assistance, please include your household income. 

  • If you are unable to apply and receive a message referring to Direct Cert, that means the State Directly Certified them as FREE. Direct Cert = FREE status. Med-Red = (Medicaid) Reduced status.

*Not all tiers of Medicaid qualify. Please include your household income information. 

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