Athletic Fee FAQ
How much is the athletic fee for the 2019-20 school year?
Student athletic participation fees for 2019-2020 are $100 per sport, with a student maximum of $200 per student, and a family maximum of $400 per household.
When do I pay for the athletic fee?
Athletic fees will be due after rosters have been finalized. The final dates to pay athletic fees are as follows:
Fall 2019 Season - Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Winter 2019/2020 Season - Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Spring 2020 - Athletic fee payments for the spring 2020 season were originally due March 18. That deadline will be moved later after spring break. Due to the uncertainty regarding the spring 2020 season, District 155 will announce a new fee due date when it becomes practical to do so. At this point, families are not eligible for spring season athletic fee payment reimbursements. District 155 will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with the IHSA. In the unfortunate event that the spring 2020 season is cancelled, D155 intends to fully refund all district spring sport payments to all families.
How do I pay for the athletic fee?
The athletic fee will be posted in Skyward Family Access. Athletic fee payments can be completed through Skyward Family Access. After logging in, go to “Fee Management” to pay the fees associated with your student. Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and electronic check are accepted for online payment. Athletic fees also can be paid in person at school in the athletic office. Checks are payable to Community High School District 155.
Is it possible to have the athletic fee waived?
The $100 athletic participation fee will be waived for students who qualify and apply for fee waivers. The fee waiver form may be obtained here. Fee waiver forms should be submitted to your school’s Student Services Department. Fee waivers do not carry over from prior school years. Please do not assume that your student’s fees will be waived unless you have verified this with your appropriate school.
What is the refund policy?
District 155 has a no refund policy after the first IHSA event/contest. Student athletes who quit their sport prior to the first IHSA event/contest will be eligible for a full refund, but must meet the following conditions:
Notify the coach and athletic office (Student athlete should notify coach and athletic office via email)
Must be cleared of all uniform/equipment rentals by coach
If my student athlete is removed from the team, do we get refunded?
If your student athlete is removed from the team, parents and guardians will not be issued a refund.
Will my student athlete still be asked to fundraise now that there is a fee?
Yes, student athletes may be expected to fundraise to cover costs for uniforms, camps, etc.
Does this fee go directly to our sport to purchase equipment or items for our team/program?
No, athletic fees collected by the district will help fund coaches, facility maintenance, bus transportation, officials, entry fees, etc.
Do I have the option to request a payment plan for the athletic fee?
No, all athletic fees must be paid in full by the appropriate due dates listed above.
If I do not pay my fee, what happens?
Your student athlete will not be able to compete if the athletic fee is not paid by the appropriate due date listed above.