New to kindergarten? Learn about free and reduced priced meals and tuition waivers

Welcome to kindergarten in Poudre School District! We're excited to have your child in our schools.

Please see below for information about qualifying for free and reduced meals, as well as full-day kindergarten tuition waivers. 

Students may receive free or reduced priced school meals if they meet federal income guidelines. Families that are eligible for free/reduced priced meals may also qualify for waivers for full-day kindergarten tuition and other school fees. 

Qualifying for free or reduced priced meals

To be eligible for meal price reductions, families must meet income guidelines and complete the Free and Reduced Priced Meal online application (or pick up an application at the Child Nutrition office, 1502 S. Timberline Road).

Qualifying for kindergarten tuition and other fee waivers

To be eligible for tuition and other fee waivers, you must complete two forms:

  • Permission to Share Information for Fee Waivers and Programs to Receive Goods and Services, available electronically through the PSD ParentVUE portal, the system that allows parents/guardians to view their student’s school information. Since a student’s free/reduced meal status is confidential, families must give PSD permission to access this information by completing this form.

As a family new to PSD, you should receive an email from PSD’s Information Technology Department on how to activate your ParentVUE account. Once you have access to ParentVUE, you can complete the Permission to Share form to apply for full-day kindergarten tuition waivers. Please check the "Tuition" box on the form. 

You may also access and print the Permission to Share form here (both English and Spanish forms are in this pdf document). Forms may also be picked up at the Finance Department, 2407 LaPorte Ave, or at your child's school (once school begins). Completed forms can be emailed to or dropped off at the Finance Department. 

Questions? Contact these departments:

  • Free and Reduced Priced Meal application - Child Nutrition Department at (970) 490-3557 
  • Kindergarten tuition and waivers - Finance Department at (970) 490-3561 or