Free & Reduced FAQ


  • 1. Can I apply online?

  • 2. Who can get free or reduced price meals?

  • 3. Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

  • 4. Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are already approved for free meals?

  • 5. My child’s application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out another one?

  • 6. I get WIC and/or Denali Kid Care. Can my child(ren) get free meals?

  • 7. Will the information I give be checked?

  • 8. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?

  • 9. What if I disagree with the determination of my application?

  • 10. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

  • 11. What if my income is not always the same?

  • 12. What if some household members have no income to report?

  • 13. We are in the military, how do I report our income?

  • 14. My spouse is deployed to a combat zone. Is the combat pay counted as income?

  • 15. What if there isn’t enough space on the application for my family?

  • 16. My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for?


Last Modified on June 7, 2022