Student registration fees are assessed each school year to support curricular and extracurricular programs. These student fees account for less than 1% of District revenue but are an important part of the budget. In 2012, the Board of Education discussed and approved a philosophy regarding student fees, which are to be assessed equitably to all students, with the exception of a small number of course specific fees. All students pay the general and activity fees, which total $206 for the 2018-19 school year. 2018-19 registration fees are due by August 27, 2018.
- General Fee: $119 - The general fee helps fund such items as course supplies, science lab materials, required testing materials, college transcripts, ID cards, class projects, class institutes, and towel service.
- Activity Fee: $87 - The activity fee partially funds materials/supplies for extracurricular activities as well as providing opportunities for participation in student clubs, athletics, and performing arts. As a result of this fee, students pay no admission to home athletic contests and some performances in music and performing arts.
Optional Dues & Fees:
- New Trier Parent's Association dues: $35 Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior $45 Senior - Every parent of a New Trier Student is a member of the New Trier Parents' Association. Yearly membership dues help to offset the costs of running the Association, including exam support and snacks for all students, support for the Senior Awards Family Reception, host graduation party for all seniors and support senior year-end activities, parent publications including the student directory, and special programming.
- Driver Education: $500 - The fee for Driver Education is set by the State of Illinois. This fee is assessed to students who are enrolled in the behind the wheel portion of Driver Education.
- Marine Biology $346 - This fee covers the scuba training and certification program for students taking the Marine Biology course.
- Transportation $293-$771 - These amounts vary depending on the service needed. Families purchasing round trip transportation for more than one student receive a discount of $30 or $50 for the second student, depending on the level of transportation service needed.
- Student parking $630 -This is available for senior students only. Parking passes are available only by semester. Passes are distributed by lottery. Registration fees must be paid prior to a parking pass being issued.
Payment methods for Registration Fees
There are three ways to pay the registration fees: online payments, cash or check.
Online payments can be made by logging onto your PowerSchool parent account. You can access PowerSchool via the link on the Parent/Community page on the school's website or by typing http://newtrier.powerschool.com
Online payment instructions:
- Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not have a PowerSchool parent account or cannot log on to PowerSchool, please contact Patt Schneider at 847-784-3409 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Select the "Balance" icon from the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen. This will take you to the fees screen to view your balance. Current fees and past unpaid fees will show on this screen
- Click the green "Make Payment" button on the right hand side of the screen. You will be automatically re-directed to our webstore (RevTrak) and asked to log in. If this is your first time at the New Trier webstore, you will be asked to create a new RevTrak account
- After logging in to the webstore, your student's fee will show on the screen. Select "Add to Cart" for each student/items and follow the on-screen directions to check out.
Cash payments should be made in person at the Northfield Campus in the Business Office between 8am and 3pm. Please check in at the security kiosk in Building B.
Checks may be mailed to the Business Office at 7 Happ Road, Northfield IL 60093. Please include your student's ID number on the check.
New Trier offers financial assistance for families who qualify in accordance with Board Policy 4-140 Waiver of School Fees. Families must meet the thresholds under the 2018-2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Families may also be eligible for financial assistance due to temporary financial hardship caused by loss of home due to fire, unemployment, parental illness or other emergency situation that would create a severe impact on family income levels. Parents/guardians must complete an application and submit a copy of their filed 2017 Federal Income tax form to be considered for District Financial assistance.
Financial assistance for qualifying families can include:
- Free lunch program
- Transportation to and from school
- Textbook Waiver/Loan Program
- Waiver of registration fees
- iPad Loan Program
To apply for financial assistance, please print the application and return it to the Office of the Assistant Principal of Student Programs & Operations, 385 Winnetka Rd, Winnetka IL 60093. Click here to download Financial Assistance Application Packet 2018-19 .
For additional information, please contact the Office of the Assistant Principal of Student Programs & Operations by emailing email@example.com .