Financial Assistance

The Melrose Public Schools have created 4 different methods for obtaining financial assistance. 

If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, your child qualifies for a free or reduced-cost Chromebook.

    • You must qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) under the federal eligibility guidelines by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) under the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
    • You will need to authorize us to obtain your Free or Reduced Lunch status from the MPS Food Services through the online form.
    • We will order and configure a Chromebook for your child(ren). It will be available at one of the Chromebook registration days just before school begins.
    • You must sign a Chromebook Lease, Use, and Insurance form by visiting the School Central Administration Building at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
    • If you qualify for free lunch, you will get a Chromebook on loan at no cost to you.
    • If you qualify for a reduced price lunch, you will pay for half of the cost of a Chromebook based on the payment schedules found here.
    • This option includes a protective cover/case/bag with the Chromebook.

    If your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, your family’s household size and adjusted gross income may qualify your child(ren) for a 25% reduction ($180.00 after a $60.00 reduction) in cost for a Chromebook according to the chart below (which includes the Google Apps for Ed domain license)  (If you need to apply for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL), please call (781) 462-3219).

      • The assistance program reduces your overall purchase cost by 25% and allows your family to make 3 payments. You may choose to purchase the Chromebook outright instead of on a payment schedule. (Sales tax will also be included if you purchase the device outright.)
      • In order to qualify for a 25% reduction in cost, your family’s household size and adjusted gross income level must be under the amounts found in the chart below.
      • You must fill out a Chromebook Assistance Application Form.
      • If you are going to pay for the Chromebook on a payment plan, you must sign a Chromebook Lease, Use, and Insurance form by visiting the School Central Administration Building at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
      • Enclose copies of all documents listed that are applicable to your family, and bring them to: School Central Administration, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
      • This option includes a protective cover/case/bag with the Chromebook.

      Percent of Federal Poverty Income Level ----->

      200%200%200%200%200%
      Household Size (# of family members)Federal Poverty Income LevelYour Annual IncomeYour Monthly 

      Your Twice/Month

       

      Your Bi-Weekly

      Your Weekly
      1

      12,140

      24,280

      2,023

      1,012

      934

      467

      216,46032,9202,7431,2661,266633
      3

      20,780

      41,5603,4631,5981,598799
      425,10050,2004,1831,9311,931965
      529,42058,8404,9032,2632,2631,132
      633,74067,4805,6232,5952,5951,298
      738,06076,1206,3432,9282,9281,464
      842,38084,7607,0633,260

      3,260

      1,630

      If your family does not qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch as indicated through MPS Food Services, but the purchase of a Chromebook(s) presents a financial hardship, you may qualify for assistance.

       

      • The assistance program may reduce your overall cost or will allow your family to make payments over a three-year period.
      • You must fill out a Chromebook Assistance Application Form and provide all needed documentation including a description of your particular hardship.
      • Please include this information in the packet that you mail/bring to the School Central Administration office 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176. If you need additional clarification, please call (781) 662-2000.
      • This option includes a protective cover/case/bag with the Chromebook.
      • If you are going to pay for the Chromebook on a payment plan, you must sign a Chromebook Lease, Use, and Insurance form by visiting the School Central Administration Building at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176