Application for Educational Benefits

The Application for Educational Benefits (aka Free & Reduced Application) must be submitted to the district on an annual basis. The 2023-24 application is now available by logging into Skyward Family Access (see directions below). Or if you prefer, you can fill out a paper application here and return to your child's school or to the District Center.

Why Apply?

Instructions for completing your Application for Educational Benefits Online

Step 1 select student at top left, step 2 click food service, step 3 click applications.

Step 1

Go to www.isd477.org. Log into Family Access by clicking "Skyward" in the upper right of Princeton's homepage.

1. Choose any of your students from the upper left dropdown menu.
**Important** If you do not select a student the application will not appear (it doesn't matter which of your students you select because the application will process for the entire family).

2. Click the Food Service menu.

3. Click on Applications.

Image that shows where to click to start a new Application for Educational Benefits.

Step 2

The Food Service Applications menu will open. Click the Add Application button.

Image that shows the steps for application and where to click Next.

Step 3

Follow the on-screen prompts. You will click Next to progress through your application. You will first read the:

  • Letter to Parents
  • Instructions for Applying
  • Federal Income Chart
  • Privacy Act Statement
  • Non-Discrimination Statement

Then, follow instructions on each part of the Application. Once you have completed each section you will arrive at the Review and Submit page to finish the application.  Make sure to enter the last 4 digits of your social security number and electronically sign the form before you click the SUBMIT button on the top left.