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Application for Educational Benefits

Every Family, Every Year

ALL families with children enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools should complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year. This used to be called the “Free and Reduced-price Lunch” form.
Applications completed by our families...
  • generate millions of dollars in funding for MPS and our schools, students and families.
  • determine benefits for students and families like free bus cards and discounted internet service. 

The income thresholds are higher than for some programs, so many families are surprised to find they DO qualify for benefits. If you wish to decline benefits, do so on the paper application, or email with their student's names.

An eligibility notice letter will arrive via mail or email within 10 business days of completing your application.