Financial Assistance - Community Resources

  • ComEd Bill Assistance

    ComEd Bill Payment assistance options and eligibility requirements:

    Call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Customers can also visit to learn more.

    Free Internet/WiFi Services

    Comcast Internet Essentials Is Free to New Customers: Low-income families who live in a Comcast service area may sign up for Internet Essentials with 60 days of complimentary service (normally available to all qualified households for $9.95/month). 
    See, or call 1-855-8-INTERNET.

    Comcast Xfinity WiFi Is Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country are available to anyone for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

    AT&T is expanding “Access from AT&T,” our low-cost home internet offering to qualifying households AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. Click for more information.

    Illinois state agencies released a wi-fi hotspot map to help students across the state who lack internet access in their homes. The wi-fi map has at least 200 hotspots students can use to complete coursework. Students and their parents or guardians should continue to practice social distancing by remaining in their cars while utilizing the hotspots. If a student or caretaker is sick or experiencing symptoms, they should remain at home.

    Free & Reduced Lunches

    Families qualify for free or reduced meals based on the current USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines. In order to apply, please complete the free/reduced application for the 2023-2024 school year. Notification letters will be mailed within two to three business days after submission of the application. 

    One application/form per household needs to be completed each school year. Completed forms can be dropped off at any one of our district schools or mailed to:

    Northbrook School District 28
    Attn: Jessica Donato
    1475 Maple Avenue
    Northbrook, IL 60062

    Families who are not directly certified by the State of Illinois will need to complete the application for free milk/meal and reduced-priced meals to see if they qualify. 

    Financial Assistance for School Fees

    Please contact your school principal or Chief School Business Official Jessica Donato for additional information on financial assistance. Your inquiry is completely confidential.