Apply for a Waiver of Fees
If you cannot afford the fees, there are several ways to qualify to be eligible for the fees to be waived including:
If you receive assistance from Provincial Social Services
If your family is eligible for the Alberta Child Health Benefit
If you are a Government Sponsored Convention Refugee
If you have been approved by the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program
If you do not have the documents listed above but have a low income and Treaty Status
If you do not meet the criteria above, you may declare a financial hardship to our school principal. Our principal will work with you to either come up with a manageable payment schedule, or decide to waive part or all of your fees.
For questions about waivers, please call 403-817-7888. For all other inquiries, please speak to our principal.
What Fees May be Waived?
The CBE will waive fees for parents/guardians if you meet certain income guidelines. Income levels are supported by specific documents. If you qualify, you may apply for a CBE waiver for any or all of the following fees:
Transportation Fee, including Calgary Transit (except for conditional riders)
Music Instrument Rental Fee
Noon Supervision Fee
Refundable Security Deposit
Documents Required to Apply for a CBE Waiver
If You Receive Assistance from Provincial Social Services
You need to provide a photocopy of either:
A currently dated Social Services Benefit Card showing applicant’s and student(s) names OR
A current letter from Social Services verifying you are in receipt of assistance and the children listed are covered as your dependants
If you receive the Alberta Child Health Benefit
You need to provide a photocopy of:
If You are a Government-Sponsored Convention Refugee
You need to provide photocopies of either:
Parent(s) “Confirmation of Residency” papers indicating Convention Refugee and a current Citizenship and Immigration cheque stub OR
A copy of current dated Interim Federal Health Certificate of Eligibility for applicant and children
If You have been approved by the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program
If you do not have the above documents but have a low income and Treaty status
You need to provide photocopies of both:
Treaty Status Card and Notice of Assessment for parents/guardians (this is the only situation where any form of income tax papers will be accepted) AND
Treaty Status Card for each of the children (or a letter from your band verifying each child has treaty status)
Alberta Child Health Benefit Income Guidelines
Single parent with 1 child
Single parent with 2 children
Single parent with 3 children
Single parent with 4 children
Couple with 1 child
Couple with 2 children
Couple with 3 children
Couple with 4 children*
*For each additional child, add $4,973
Please note: CBE follows the Alberta Child Health Benefits (ACHB) income guidelines to determine waiver eligibility. The ACHB plan is for families with limited incomes. It pays for health services, prescription drugs and dental care for children up to age 18, and up to age 20 if they live at home and are attending high school up to Grade 12.
How to Apply
Please note: in addition to the steps below to have fees waived, you will still need to register for all services by filling out and submitting the required forms.
Submit your application and supporting documents
Return form and photocopies of the required documentation to your school
Mail to: Calgary Board of Education
Attention: Student Fees
PO Box 5410 Station A
Calgary, AB T2H 1X8
For more information, call Student Fees at 403-817-7888.
To allow sufficient time to process your application please apply as soon as possible. Applications are accepted until June 30, 2018. Applications can take up to eight weeks to process.
If your application for a waiver is denied, you may declare a hardship to our school principal. Our school will work with you to either come up with a manageable payment schedule, or can decide to waive part or all of your fees.
No student will be denied access to education due to an inability to pay.
You can find more information and forms from the CBE website:
Fee Waiver Information