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Enrollment in District 401 requires the payment of school fees. The amount for each school is set by the District 401 Board of Education.

2024-25 Overview

All school fees will be paid via MySchoolBucks. School fees have been pre-loaded to your student’s webstore account. Pay by credit/debit card online using our School Fee Payment System or mail a check to your student's school (payable to EPCUSD 401):

  • John Mills Elementary, Main Office - 2824 N 76th Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Elmwood Elementary, Main Office - 2319 N 76th Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Elm Middle School, Main Office - 7607 W Cortland St, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Elmwood Park High School, Registrar - 8201 W. Fullerton Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

For school fee waiver information, please scroll down and visit our section on waivers or call your home school and we’ll mail an application to you. School fees ARE NOT automatically waived for students who receive free/reduced lunch, medical card, or other subsidies. You must submit the waiver application and required documents to be considered for fee waiver and meet the federal eligibility requirements.

School Fees

Early Bird Registration (50% off)* is from April 1 to June 14 (must be paid in full by June 14th). Regular Registration is from July 15 to Start of School. Please pay by September 1, 2024. Pre-Kindergarten tuition cannot be waived and does not have an early bird discount.

  • Pre-Kindergarten (monthly payments available)
    • $3,000
    • *No early bird option for Pre-Kindergarten tuition.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (Special Education)
    • $0
  • Kindergarten (Half Day)
    • Early Bird: $85
    • Regular: $170
  • Kindergarten (Full Day) through 8th Grade
    • Early Bird: $100
    • Regular: $200
  • 9th Grade through 12th Grade Plus
    • Early bird: $175
    • Regular $350
      • NOTE: PE clothes are required for Elm Middle School and Elmwood Park High School PE classes

EPHS Senior Graduation Fee (this fee is NOT eligible to be waived)
The Graduation Fee was pre-loaded to your student’s web store account.

  • EPHS Senior Graduation Fee
    • $60

EPHS Advanced Placement Test Fee
Only for students enrolled in High School Advanced Placement classes. Fees will be loaded into student accounts 2nd semester. 

  • AP Placement Test Fee
    • $98

Driver’s Education (BTW)

  • Sophomore Behind the Wheel Fee
    • $275

NSF fee for returned checks: $30 and loss of check writing privileges.

Payment Expectations

Families are expected to pay their fees unless a fee waiver is obtained. Please note that pre-kindergarten tuition cannot be waived.

What is MySchoolBucks?

MySchoolBucks is the system we use for lunch payments.

With the MySchoolBucks School Store, you will be able to pay all school and lunch invoices at the same time.

You can get to MySchoolBucks from your PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Visit our online MySchoolBucks School Store! Create your free account today to easily pay for your student's fees online or on-the-go with the mobile app.

With MySchoolBucks you’ll be able to quickly browse school items, be notified when fees are due, and make payments from anywhere!


  • Go to or download the mobile app
  • Create your free account and add your students using their school name/student ID
  • Add school items or invoices to your cart
  • Check out using your credit/debit card or electronic check