Student fees are determined by the School Board and support the education of students in District 65. All fees are waived for students qualifying for free meals and discounted for students who qualify for reduced-price meals. Families that are not eligible for free or reduced-price meals but cannot pay school or transportation fees due to special circumstances may apply for a payment plan or fee waiver.
For more information about student fees, balance inquiries, request for payment plan or waiver, and payment options, please contact the Business Department at (847) 859-8040.
Looking to pay for school meals online? Visit our Nutrition Services page for more information.
ONLINE - District 65 families may pay student and childcare fees online using the RevTrak payment portal. To access the system, please click on the 'Pay Student Fees' button at the top-right. Click here to view instructions for first-time account setup.
IN-PERSON - Student fee payments can be made at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center (ATTN: Student Fees) at 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. Payments may be dropped off in the Business Department (second floor) or left in the drop box outside of the building.
Please be advised that a late fee of $20 per student will be assessed if 2018-2019 school year fees are paid after September 28, 2019 or 30 days after the registration date, if registered after the start of the school year.
Note for Childcare Payments: Regular payments are typically paid in two-week installments. Payments should be addressed to D65 Childcare. Please include the child's name or ID number with the payment. Please contact the Childcare Office at (847) 859-8118 or (847) 859-8306 to confirm availability of Optional Care prior to making a payment. If you have submitted a paper application for the SACC program, please allow (1) full business day before making a payment online.
Fee statements for families with returning students are mailed in the spring. In addition, any family that has a prior balance or balance for the upcoming school year will receive a fee statement during the month of May. Fees for new students and incoming kindergarteners are paid at the time of registration unless families are applying for free or reduced-price lunch.
Fee Type Full-Price Reduced Lunch Free Lunch General Student $95 $30 Waived Classroom Activity $35 (grades K-5)
$45 (grades 6-8)
$12 (grades K-5)
$15 (grades 6-8)
Waived (grades K-5) Technology $40 $12 Waived Transportation $529 $158 Waived
IPad Insurance Fee
The iPad Insurance fee is to support the 1:1 initiative for all middle school students in District 65. The fees are used throughout the school year for all Middle and Magnet schools for the repairs and/or replacement of technology equipment that supports the 1:1 initiative such as iPads, protective cases, charging cords, and power supplies.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
Student fees are waived for families that qualify for free meals and fees are discounted for families that qualify for reduced-price meals. Families that are applying for free or reduced price meals do not pay school fees until after the meal application process has been completed. Families will receive a Letter of Determination from the Nutrition Services Department and student fees will be assessed accordingly.
The cost of transportation for students enrolled in magnet schools or magnet programs is determined annually. Families are assessed the cost for transportation and will receive a statement. For more information, please visit the Transportation Services section of the website or call the Transportation Department at (847) 424-2425.
Participation fees are collected as necessary and may include PE uniforms (grades 6-8), Allied Arts, graduation fees for eighth grade students, and field trips. Scholarships may be available for certain participation fees by contacting the child's school.
SCHOOL AGE CHILDCARE FEES
Fees (based on five days per week)
Before-School Childcare* After-School Childcare* Before and After-School Childcare* $40 per week $80 per week $120 per week
Fees (based on three days per week)
Before-School Childcare* After-School Childcare* Before and After-School Childcare* $28 $56 $84
Fees - Optional Care
Optional Care** Optional Care (half-days only) Optional Care (full-days only) $450 $350 $200
*Initial fees for Before and/or After Childcare include a $50 non-refundable registration fee for the first child and $25 for each additional child.
**Optional Care fees will be pro-rated based on the number of Optional Care days that remain at the time of enrollment. This fee only includes Optional Care and does not include before or after school care.