Application for Educational Benefits form

  • The 2022-23 application opens August 1, 2022. Complete the form and you could receive free and/or reduced-price school meals, P-EBT food benefits, reduced rates on fees for school activities, home internet, academic tests, transportation and college applications. 

    Apply before September 2 to receive the summer P-EBT benefit. If your student qualified for Educational Benefits during the 2021-22 school year, you automatically qualify for the summer P-EBT benefit. Find more details about the P-EBT benefit program here.

    The 2022-23 application for Educational Benefits opens August 1, 2022. Click here to complete the application online

    A new application must be completed each school year.

     

    If you have questions about Educational Benefits, please call 651-621-6025.

    In order for the District to process your application as quickly as possible, please fill out and submit the form online. The online application can be translated into 10 different languages. Applications are also available at all the schools' front offices. Paper applications are available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali. If you would like a paper application mailed to your house, please call 651-621-6025

    Phone interpreting services are available.

    Meal payment system instructions
    Application instructions - English
    Application instructions - Spanish


    For 2022-23 household gross income guidelines, click HERE.
    For the Hmong translation of the application for Educational Benefits form, click HERE.
    For the Somali translation of the application for Educational Benefits form, click HERE.

    Frequently Asked Questions: 

    Who can receive the Educational Benefits program?
    Children in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and foster children can qualify for educational benefits without reporting household income. Enter a current case number on the Application for Education Benefits form.

    Also, children can receive Educational Benefits if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size in the instructions. Approval for Educational Benefits is effective for the entire school year.

    How will I find out the status of my application?
    You will receive an email or letter in the mail with the status of your application. You can also view your student’s eligibility status in your Titan family portal account. 

    Please keep this letter for your records. If your student qualifies for free or reduced Educational Benefits, you may receive reduced fees for athletics, extracurricular activities, community programs, busing and other costs within Mounds View Public Schools.

    May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
    Yes. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens for your children to qualify for Educational Benefits.

    Who should I include as members of my household?
    Include yourself and all other people living in the household, related or not (such as grandparents and other relatives or friends). Include a household member who is temporarily away, such as a college student.

    What if my income is not always the same?
    List the amount that you normally get. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you get it only occasionally.

    Where will the information I provide be kept?
    Information you provide on the form, and your child's approval for Educational Benefits, will be protected as private data.

    Will the information I give be checked?
    Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof.

    What if I disagree with the school's decision about my application?
    You should call Sarah Studley in Nutrition Services at 651-621-6025 to discuss the application. Or email nutritionservices@mvpschools.org.

    You also may ask for a fair hearing by writing to: Mounds View Public Schools, Attn: Bernice Humnick, Mounds View District Center, 4570 Victoria Street North, Shoreview, MN 55126.

    What if my information changes in the middle of the school year?
    You may apply for Educational Benefits at any time during the school year.

    Outreach for Minnesota Health Care Program
    Click HERE to see if you qualify for Free or Low cost Health Care programs for Children. 

    Questions? Please call Nutrition Services at 651-621-6025.