Magnet Lottery Application Fee

Detailed information regarding the magnet lottery application fee

Please consult Regulation 2230 and Notice 5922 for complete information.


All students in the World Languages Immersion or magnet school programs outside of their local school are required to pay the one-time $100 pupil placement application fee. This fee is non-refundable.

This fee is charged once the invitation to attend the program is accepted.

The fee is paid only one time for each student.

Payment and Refunds

Parents and guardians pay the fee online using a debit or credit card, or electronic check through MySchoolBucks, after accepting the invitation to attend the program. For questions regarding the MySchoolBucks website or application, please see the MySchoolBucks Frequently Asked Questions page.

This fee is non-refundable if the student does not attend the program and remains at their local school.

Financial Hardship

Students who qualify for the free and reduced-price meals program and submitted consent to share their status are not charged for the fee. These forms are found on the Food and Nutrition Services, Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page.

For students and families who are financially unable to pay the fee, assistance is available. Parents and guardians should contact the student's local school to be considered for a fee waiver prior to submitting the online student transfer request. See the current version of Regulation 2135, Assistance to Students, for more information.