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360 Colborne Street
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Applications for Educational Benefits


Students in lunch line at Chelsea Heights



Students will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day under Minnesota's Free School Meals program.  However, it is critical that all families complete an Application for Educational Benefits each school year.

Click here to apply online

Application for Educational Benefits determine how much funding your child's school receive for educational programs, supports and technology.  Additionally, eligible families and students can qualify for these benefits.

Education Benefits Discounts for Families

  • Summer EBT – Provides grocery-buying benefits to low-income families with school-aged children when schools are closed for the summer
  • Amazon - 50% off Amazon Prime Membership
  • Xcel Energy’s Income-Qualified Home Energy Saving Program - Free advice and energy-saving improvements, including weatherization and replacement of your older appliances for newer models.
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum - Discounted tickets and membership
  • Science Museum of Minnesota - $15/yr membership for two adults and all dependents under 21.  Includes free admission, Omnitheather movies, and parking.  Discounts on summer camps and the Explore Store gift shop.
  • Metro Transit’s Transit Assistance Program (TAP) - $1 rides for all household members
  • Xfinity Internet Essentials - $10/mo high speed internet
  • Affordable Connectivity Program - Up to $30/month towards broadband service and a one time reimbursement of up to $100 for a device (i.e tablet, laptop).  Through approved providers only.  
  • The Minnesota Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) - TAP is a bill credit of $10 monthly for landline service and LL is a bill credit of up to $9.25 monthly on either landlines, cell phones or broadband internet service.
  • The Works Museum - Discounted admission, memberships and camp scholarships.
  • Guthrie Theater Gateway Program - Up to four tickets per production for $5 each
  • Bell Museum Curiosity Membership - $15/yr membership for two adults and all dependents under 21 within one household.  Unlimited free gallery admission, $2 planetarium tickets, early access to summer camp programs, and pre-qualification to apply for camp scholarship lottery.
  • Many summer camps and programs, child care providers and athletic programs offer scholarships or discounts to families who qualify for free or reduced eligibility.  

Benefits for Students

  • ACT and SAT testing fee waivers
  • Athletic fee discounts
  • Scholarship opportunities


Nutrition Services
1930 Como Ave.
Saint Paul, MN, 55108

Unpaid Meal Policy 534.00

This SPPS policy 534.00 covers:

  • Payment of meals
  • Free/Reduced price lunch applications
  • Notification of negative balances and responses
  • Communication of policy

Click below to view the entire policy

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