Free and Reduced Qualification Benefits

  • Approved for Free & Reduced Meals? What You Need to Know

    Once you've received your official certification or approval letter in the mail, keep it in a safe place. Your approval letter can get your household discounts on some services and activities throughout the state of Minnesota.

    How Long Do My Educational Benefits Last?

    • Once you apply, your household’s benefits last for the entire school year.
      You may be randomly selected to verify the income information on the application.
    • Benefits will carry over 30 days into the following school year as a buffer.
    • You MUST REAPPLY every school year to receive educational benefits.

    REMINDER: You may apply/reapply for benefits at any point during the school year due to change in income/employment or household size (death, divorce, birth, adoption, student moves out, etc).


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