Meal Applications for 2021-2022

    • Meal applications are not required for students to receive free meals at OUSD schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
      Families are still able to complete an application at the link below.

What benefits come from filling out a Meal Application Form?

  • The free/reduced priced meal program affects a variety of areas unrelated to school meals, including school funding, internet access, college application fees, SAT fees and bus passes. Even if your child doesn't plan to eat school lunches, it is important to fill out the free/reduced priced meal program application to ensure our schools and families receive the available resources.  All Oceanside Unified families are being asked to complete the application.


    • School Funding

      Every student who is under a certain income, learning English, or in foster care generates 20% more funding. In districts where at least 55% of students are high-need, they receive even more funding. The dollars generated by high-need students are spent to increase or improve services for low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

    • SAT and College Application Fees

      Any 11th and 12th grade student that is eligible to participate in the free/reduced priced meal program is eligible for SAT fee waivers. Every income-eligible student who takes the SAT using a test fee waiver can choose four colleges from over 2,000 participating colleges and apply for free.

    • Internet Service

      Though a partnership with Comcast, the Internet Essentials Program provides internet for less than $10 a month for qualifying families. The program also provides the opportunity to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for $149 and free classes to assist in learning internet basics. For more information, visit
    • Pandemic EBT Card

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

    No, you can fill out one form for multiple children in the same household.


    Who will know that our family submitted an application?

    Our system is confidential. Even if your child qualifies and chooses to eat lunch in the cafeteria, the breakfast and lunch process is the same as a student who is paying full price.


    Do I still need to fill out a form if I qualify for other benefits?

    No. If you are currently receiving food stamps, CalWORKS, KinGAP or FDPIR benefits and your information has not changed, your child automatically qualifies.


    Do I have to list a social security number?

    No. If you do not have a social security number or would prefer not to share it on the form, you are not required to list it.

Student Eligibility Letter

  • If you would like to request a Student Eligbility Letter that shows your student(s) is on the Free or Reduced Lunch Program, you can do one of the following:

    • Visit our Nutrition Services office in person and request the Student Eligibility letter. Parent/Guardian must show identification.

    • If you would like the Student Eligibility Letter to be emailed, this can be emailed only to the email listed
      for the parent/guardian in Aeries. 

      Please contact our front office for further assistance at (760) 966-4095.