Residency, Fees and Financial Assistance Information

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The following required fees are assessed to all Glenbard students as part of the registration process:

Required Fees:

    • $250 – Registration & Fees (Prompt pay fee of $225 if paid in full by August 9) – fee includes registration; all course fees; student activity pass and digital handbook.
    • $174- iPad Rental fee* for Freshmen & Sophomores (as a result of increased cost from our vendor).
    • $149- iPad Rental fee* for Juniors & Seniors
    • $85 – Digital Curriculum Fee

*iPad Rental Fee: Fee includes device, charger, case, insurance coverage, and loaner program. After the family has made four annual rental payments over the student’s career at Glenbard and the student’s account is paid in full the device will become the property of the student. In other words, this is a rent-to-own program.

Deadline: Families must complete online registration and payment by midnight on August 9, 2024. Registration and payments received after this date will pay the $250 Registration & Fee charge versus the prompt pay fee of $225.

PE Uniform & Lock:PE uniform and & lock will be provided to all incoming freshmen. The PE uniform & lock charge of $24 will be directly billed to you for online payment. If needed, returning students will be able to purchase PE uniforms and lock once school is in session.

Advanced Placement (AP) Fee Process & One Free Test: Glenbard charges the AP exam fee through the registration process in the summer, along with the other student fees. The AP exam is $99 each; AP Seminar & AP Research exams are $147 each. Our School Board has made the investment to pay for the cost of the first AP exam for every student, so families will only be responsible for paying the AP exam fee for their student’s additional exams each year. Families will have the opportunity to ‘opt out’ of the exam and fee by November 15, 2024, or March 15, 2025, for 2nd semester-only AP courses. After these dates, families will be responsible for a $40 unused/canceled exam fee. If you are in need of financial assistance for AP Exam Fees, please contact your building Assistant Principal for Student Services.

Optional Fees: The athletic participation fee is $175 per student, per year. The fee allows your student to participate in unlimited sports. Yearbooks are available for purchase through the online registration & payment process. Students that sign up for the Behind the Wheel portion of Drivers Education will be charged $350. Parking passes are limited and the annual fee is $200.

Payment of Fees: It is the policy of the Glenbard Board of Education that prior to the first official day of class families should pay fees in full. Payments are due by midnight on August 9, 2024 for families to realize the prompt-pay discount of $25. The online registration process will guide you through the registration and payment process. Families that cannot pay in full due to financial circumstances should refer to the Financial Assistance Programs referenced below.

Payment Plan: Glenbard allows families to set up monthly payment plans for school fees. Families can choose their monthly payment amount. We encourage you to select the optional $175 athletic fee if you anticipate your child playing a sport so it is included in the payment plan. If the payment minimum of $100 per month cannot be met, please contact the Business Office.

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program (Free Meals): 
Families that are eligible for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program (Free Meals) must apply each year for approval. Applications for the program can be submitted using our on-line application form by visiting this link. If you believe you are eligible, please complete the on-line application form for submission. If you have questions regarding this program, please contact the Assistant Principal for Student Services Office.

Waiver of School Fees: 
Families that receive SNAP, TANF, or Income Eligible Medicaid should be directly certified for waiver of fees by our business office. Families can also apply for a waiver of student fees if they meet the household income eligibility requirements. Families can apply online for a fee waiver. Information can be found by visiting this link.

Extended Summer Hours:  Daytime and evening hours are available this summer if you need assistance completing the waiver application. Staff will be available from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. to assist you on July 25 and July 30.

Residency Verification: All families must verify residency each year prior to registering for school. Residency verification was due June 13. Glenbard verified 95% of our students’ residency electronically. If we could not electronically verify your residency, you should have received a letter in the mail from us in May, requiring you to verify residency in person or by mail by the due date referenced above. Residency procedures are located in the Parents section of our website, under the Registration section. Verification of residency protects all of our families and ensures that only students that live in our school district boundaries attend Glenbard schools. It is illegal to attend school in a district where you are not a resident. Contact the Assistant Principal for Student Services (APSS) at school for more information.