Free and Reduced Meals
Families can currently apply for free or reduced-price meals online for the 2021-22 school year. The 2022-23 fee waiver and free/reduced meal applications will be available after July 1, 2022.
If you believe you may qualify for fee waivers, please DO NOT pay fees until you fill out 2022-23 fee waiver and free/reduced meal applications.
The WDMCS provides all district students an Iowa Eligibility application at registration time. It is also provided online for your convenience. If you meet the guidelines below, please submit your confidential application to WDMCS Nutrition Services online or in print. Only one application per household is required.
Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year 2021-22 / Directrices e Elegibilidad de Ingresos Federales para el año escolar 2021-22
Household Size Yearly Monthly Twice Each Month Every Two Weeks Weekly Tamaño del hogar Anual Mensual Dos por mes Cada dos semanas Semanal 1 23,828 1,986 993 917 459 2 32,227 2,686 1,343 1,204 620 3 40,626 3,386 1,693 1,563 783 4 49,025 4,086 2,043 1,886 943 5 57,424 4,786 2,393 2,209 1,105 6 65,823 5,486 2,743 2,532 1,266 7 74,222 6,186 3,093 2,855 1,428 8 82,621 6,886 3,443 3,178 1,589 Each additional person/
Cada persona adicional:
8,399 700 350 324 162
Student Fee Waiver
If you qualify for free and reduced-price meals, you may also be eligible to have student fees waived or partially waived. Families who qualify for a waiver should fill out the online waiver form or contact their building principal for a waiver form. This waiver must be completed annually.
Families can currently apply for the 2021-22 school year. The 2022-23 fee waiver application will be available after July 1, 2022.
NOTE: If you believe you may qualify for fee waivers, please DO NOT pay fees until you fill out 2022-23 fee waiver and free/reduced meal applications. These applications do not open until July.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act allows states to issue Food Assistance benefits to households with children in grades PK-12 who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures.