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Educational Benefits Application and Opportunities

Each year South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) encourages ALL families to complete an Educational Benefits Application. By completing the application, your student and family may be eligible for a variety of discounts through SSPPS like athletic/activity fees and school meals. Qualifying families could also access many other discounts like:

  • Xcel & MN Power Energy Assistance programs
  • Internet Services:  Essentials, Frontier Communications
  • Phone Services:  Assurance Wireless, Easy Wireless, Safelink Wireless, Q-ink Wireless
  • MTC Bus
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • YMCA; and much more.

In addition to the benefits your student and family may receive, you also have the potential to help SSPPS.  For each qualifying application, SSPPS receives thousands of dollars in state and federal revenue.  You have the power to help increase SSPPS’s funding and bring additional dollars to our schools. So if you haven’t completed a form, join the many families that already have and complete it today and encourage a few friends to fill it out too!

How to apply: 

  • Apply online through a quick and easy process that can be completed in a few short steps; or
  • Downloadand print a paper application to complete and submit to your school; or
  • Paper applications are available for pick up at each school’s front office; or
  • Contact our nutrition services office at (651) 457-9429 to complete your application over the phone

More information is available on our website or by contacting Erica Pawletzki at (651) 457-9429 or