Financial Assistance Program

  • New Trier Township High School offers financial assistance for families who qualify in accordance with Board of Education Policy 4:140: Waiver of School Fees. Families must meet the income thresholds under the Federal Poverty Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the National School Lunch Program.

    Families may also be eligible for financial assistance due to temporary financial hardships caused by the loss of one’s home due to fire, unemployment, illness, or other emergencies that create a severe impact on family income levels.

    To be considered for financial assistance, families must complete an application and submit supporting financial documentation. Financial assistance is granted only for the current school year and is not retroactive. Not all fees are covered by financial assistance; these additional costs are the responsibility of the families.

    Financial Assistance available:

    • Free Lunch-funds are directly loaded to the student’s ID card. The District provides $11/day for the school year. 
    • Student fee waiver-School fees and selected program fees are waived, including fees for Driver’s Education, Marine Biology, KW uniforms, curriculum-based field trips, AP exams, and other selected items. Summer school fees are discounted by 50%. Payment plans are available. Fee waivers do not
    • Textbook waiver-Textbooks (physical or digital) required for course work are waived. This includes art packs for certain programs, items needed for science lab courses or course specific apps.
    • Transportation-Round trip to /from school is provided to your student if you reside in area with existing bus routes. This does not include any Pace card purchases.
    • iPad loan program-Rising freshmen and other incoming students are provided with an iPad to use throughout their time at New Trier. These are returned when a student graduates or leaves New Trier.


    July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

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    Application process:

    The financial assistance form is available in the parent PowerSchool portal under Forms tab. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all forms are uploaded. A paper form may be requested by emailing

    Applications are reviewed by the Associate Superintendent. Families will be notified within 5 business days of a decision. Additional documentation may be requested in some instances.

    For specific questions regarding New Trier’s financial assistance program, please call 847-784-3409 or email

Contact Information

  • 7 Happ Road Northfield, IL 60093
  • 7 Happ Road Northfield, IL 60093 A203
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