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Applications for School Meal Assistance and School Fee Assistance

It is the Ames Community School District’s policy to accept responsibility for providing free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches to eligible students in the schools under its jurisdiction according to the guidelines provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The District may also reduce or waive fees based on certain eligibility criteria.

School Meal Assistance and School Fee Assistance

Information about eligibility for free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches is available from the Food Services Office. Please call 515-268-6646.

The application, which is called the Iowa Eligibility Application, is available at all building principal’s offices, and online:

Meal Assistance Information 

 How to Apply for Meal Assistance 

 2020-2021 Iowa Meal Assistance Application

Information Letter for Meal Assistance Program 

Iowa Meal Assistance FAQ 

In general, the District will waive fees for students who meet the financial eligibility criteria for free school meals, or the Family Investment Program (FIP), or are eligible for transportation assistance or in foster care. Students who qualify for reduced-price school meals may have their school fees reduced by 50%.

All families receive fee waiver applications each year when they enroll students.

Families may reapply for waived or reduced fees at any time their circumstances change.

Deb Milliken
Accounting Specialist
Fax: 515/268-6634

Read the full Policy 511 Fee Waiver Statement


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