Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced Meal Pricing
Eligibility may be based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Children from households whose incomes are at or below the levels shown in the appropriate table are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. If any member of the household received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits children are eligible for free meals.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Federally Funded Free & Reduced Lunch program application is based on income and size of family. Based on the information received, your child may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. See the above table to find out if you qualify.
Where do I get an application
You may request an application from the campus office, cafeteria manager or come by Food Service’s office at 16255 Great Oaks Drive, Suite 100. You may call 512-464-8382 if you have any questions regarding free and reduced meals.
How long does it take to find out if my child qualifies and how will I find out?
It can take up to 5-10 business days to process an application. Applications that are completed on-line are processed more quickly than are paper applications.Apply online. You will be mailed a letter stating the outcome of your application. The cafeteria will be automatically notified.
Do I need a separate application for each child?
No, you can list all school age children on the same application. However, if you have foster children you will need a separate application for each one.
Do I need to re-apply every year?
Yes, a new application must be completed each school year. Students with approved applications on file from the previous school year will receive the same free or reduced-price meal benefits for the first 30 days of school for processing for the current school year. After that, any family who has not submitted a new application will have meal benefits terminated.
Will my eligibility status transfer from another school district?
No, you will need to fill out another application.