Tuition-Free Pre-K Qualifications

  • Families, please know that in addition to presenting Qualification Documents you must also provide the district with all of the Registration Documents listed here.

    Pre-K families must qualify in person at the Cedar Hill ISD Beltline Enrollment Center,  located at 504 E. Beltline in Cedar Hill. Please use this link to set up an appointment to bring in your qualification document(s) - Pre-K Qualification Appointments

     

    Qualification Method

    Description

    Documentation Required

    Economically Disadvantaged

    Students who qualify based upon based upon the household’s paycheck stubs MUST complete the Food Service application beginning in August 2021  and show Free/Reduced lunch status

    Student meets the income guidelines to qualify for the national free/reduced lunch program

    Last 3 paycheck stubs for ALL adults who are working in the household

    OR

    SNAP/TANF Award letter with student’s name and current dates

    OR

    Affidavit of No Income

    English Language Learner

    Student is unable to speak and comprehend the English language

    Home Language Survey indicating anything other than English/English 

    AND 

    Oral testing that indicates need for services

    Homeless under McKinney-Vento

    Student is living in a temporary living situation due to emergency loss of housing

    McKinney-Vento form completed and sent to Damian Patton

    Dependent of an Active Duty member (includes injured or killed)

    Student is a dependent of an active duty member of the armed forces or is a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed in action

    Military ID 

    OR

    Department of Defense Letter indicating benefits for injury or MIA/KIA

    Currently or Formerly in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

    (aka Foster Care)

    Student has previously been in the care of the Texas DFPS or is currently in the care of Texas DFPS

    Texas DFPS Letter 

    OR

    Current DFPS Placement Paperwork

    Dependent of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award

    Student is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer/firefighter, or emergency medical first responder

    Certificate of Start of Texas 

    OR

    Name listed in registry database

     

  • District staff can assist families in need of additional documents for those who qualify in other ways such as English as a second language, and military service and homeless families.

    More information is available on the Texas Education Agency website.