Financial Hardship Guidelines

  • The Medford School District will admit all students, ages 5-19, free of charge to attend public school. The District will waive fees and provide school supplies for any student who qualifies for financial hardship. We never want financial circumstances to be a barrier to an education.  

    The District will waive fees for:

    • A student in a family who qualifies for free or reduced lunch under a federal program, outlined in the MSD Financial Hardship Declaration form. Students should return this form to their school office.
    • A student in a family who believes that the payment of tuition/fee is a severe hardship may request the district waive payment of the fee in whole or in part. 
    • A student who is a ward of a court or the Oregon Youth Authority or the Department of Human Services.

    Students who qualify for financial hardship do NOT pay these fees (fees waived):

    • Field Trips
    • MSD Athletics Participation Fees
    • College Credits for courses offered at the high school
    • Early Entry College Credits (taking eligible courses directly through a college)
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fees
    • RVTD Bus Pass (for students enrolled in MSD programs)
    • High School Foreign Language Proficiency (FLP) fees
    • Instrument Rental
    • School Supplies
    • Class Fees
    • College Application Fees

    Allowable Fees for ALL students (fees not waived):

    • After-School Activities
    • Club Sports
    • After School Child Care
    • Preschool
    • School Pictures
    • ASB Card
    • Activity Fees
    • School Logo Attire
    • Yearbook

    Oregon State Laws