Food Service / Lunch Applications, Payment Portal & Guides

Please note that all COVID-19 waivers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that previously allowed the district to provide free meals for all students expired at the start of the 2022/2023 school year. 

Due to the expiration of these waivers in September 2022, the Hoboken school district has resumed charging a fee for breakfast and lunch to students who are not Free or Reduced-price eligible.  The fees for the 2023/2024 school year will remain the same as last year. These fees are as follows:









High School




As always, households qualifying for Free or Reduced-price eligibility will receive meals without charge.  In addition, students in households that qualify for SNAP, TANF or FDPIR benefits are directly certified for free meals. We encourage all families to complete an application to see if you qualify for additional benefits.  You may complete either a paper or online application.  To complete your application online, please reference the instructions below for QuikApps 


Letter to Parents & Lunch Application (English and Spanish/Espanol)



For the 2023-2024 School Year, the Hoboken Board of Education will continue to use the PaySchools Central portal for parents. 

PaySchool Parent Quick Set-up Guide

PaySchool Complete User Guide

With PaySchools, you can pay for your children’s school lunches, fees, field trips, registrations, and more online, securely and quickly. No more lost cash or checks!

Create your account using your computer or tablet at:

If you want to use your phone, download the PaySchools Central app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Complete account registration by selecting “register”, entering your profile details, setting up your password via the email link we’ll send you, then logging in.

Add your children to your account using their student ID numbers.

If you’d like, enter credit card and/or banking information as forms of payment[1] to use with your PaySchools account, or simply plan to use guest checkout when the time comes.

Manage school payments with ease!


Manage all your children’s accounts and fees in one place!

Set up auto-replenish to automatically refill lunch accounts when they’re running low.

Set up reminders and alerts.

Review your children’s purchases.

Handle payments 24/7, at your convenience, on any device.

 Rest assured that PaySchools is PCI-compliant and maintains industry-standard SSL certificates, ensuring all your family’s data is safe and secure.

 In addition, the district is now offering QuikApps 2.0 as a resource for our families.  QuikApps 2.0 allows you to quickly and easily fill out free and reduced-cost meal applications online on your PaySchools Central account in a secure, step-by-step portal.


With QuikApps 2.0, PaySchools Central becomes your one stop shop for all payments AND free and reduced lunch applications!

You only need to fill out and submit one simple, automated online application for all your children in our district.

Once you submit the application, you’ll find out immediately if your children qualify. Qualified students automatically start receiving free or reduced-cost meals the next day.

All of the information you provide in the application is secure and private. And in the lunch line, no can tell who is receiving a free-or-reduced cost meal and who is not.

With QuikApps 2.0, you can fill out the free-and-reduced meal application on your phone, tablet, or computer.

And QuikApps 2.0 is fully English-Spanish bilingual!

 If you think your children might be eligible for free and reduced-cost school meals, just sign in to your account and fill out a free-and-reduced application.




PaySchools Account Set-up

NEW! PaySchools (Payment Portal)

Setting Up a PaySchools Account


QuikAppsOnline Lunch Application (23/24)

QuikApps Introduction Letter

QuikApps How-To Guide



Configuracion de Cuenta de Payschools

NUEVA! PaySchools (Portal de Pago)

Configurar una Cuenta de PaySchools


QuikAppsSolicitud de almuerzo en línea (23/24)

Introducción a QuikApps

Guía Práctica para QuikApps

  PaySchools Support: Need help with your PaySchools Central account?

 Email [email protected] or call (877) 393-6628.

Support center hours: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET (M-F)


REMINDER: Have you submitted a lunch application for the 2023/2024 School Year?

All households are encouraged to complete a free and reduced meal application, even if you believe you may not qualify, as the information obtained may be used for other statistical evaluations and grant opportunities that may benefit the school district as a whole.


As always, Breakfast and Lunch (complete meals) are $0 cost for Free and Reduced Eligible Students, as well as for those eligible through the New Jersey Expanded Income Eligibility (NJEIE). Income guidelines for both the Federal and NJEIE food programs are available below.

We provide the Free and Reduced Lunch Application on our website. You may print out the form, complete it and send to the Business Office, 524 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030, to determine if you qualify. For assistance, please contact Ms. Elaine Fucci at (201) 356-3608 or email at [email protected].

Paper copies of the free and reduced meal application are also available in English and Spanish in the main office of your child’s school. For additional translations in other languages to assist with the completion of the hard copy of the application, please visit USDA NSLA Translated Applications Site. Once you complete a paper application, you should receive a determination via email within 10 school days of submission.

All students who received free or reduced meals in the past MUST reapply in order to maintain their eligibility, unless they are considered direct certified. The reapplication deadline is October 20, 2023. If you do not reapply for free or reduced meals, you will be responsible to pay for all meal charges after October 20, 2023 until a new free and reduced meal application is submitted and approved. Students who are considered direct certified will be notified via postal mail.



Please understand you are responsible for all charges PRIOR to acceptance to the free/reduced program. Therefore, it is advantageous for you submit an application as soon as possible. Additionally, note that a free or reduced eligibility only applies to complete meals (breakfast and lunch), and not a la carte items. A list of a la carte items & prices is posted below.

NOTE: You may reapply for free or reduced-price meal benefits at ANY time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but your income goes down, your family size gets larger, or you begin to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, TANF, or FDPIR benefits, you may submit a new application at that time.


Snack Item




Potato Chips


Tropicana Juice


Fresh Baked Cookie


Nestle Water




Student Entrée


(main only)

Student Meal

(Adult Price)



(USDA) civil rights regulations and policies

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

 Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) E-mail: [email protected]


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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