MySchoolBucks Meal Program Fee

MySchoolBucks has notified us that as of March 7 they will be increasing their Meal Program per-payment fee for school meals. This increase is due to rising payment processing fees and increased operational costs.


What does this mean for families? Beginning March 7 there will be an increase in the per-payment fee when you fund your student’s meal account. 


Credit card payment fee will increase from $2.75 to $3.25

Electronic check will increase from $2.49 to $2.75


A “payment” is any time you add money to your family MySchoolBucks account (not every meal purchased). This includes AutoPayments and one-time funds. Multiple students may be included in a one-time fund but not in AutoPayments.


Because this fee will be per payment, we urge families to add money using the one-time funds option to make larger lump sum payments. This way you are able to add money to all your students' lunch accounts at the same time, therefore, one payment/one fee. Please note that you may not add more than $120 per student each payment. 


How do I make a one time fund payment?

Read our step by step guide on making a one time fund payment in MySchoolBucks.



Families will be charged the $3.25 (credit card) or $2.75 (e-check) fee every time an auto payment is made for one of their students regardless of the payment amount. If you are on AutoPay, please be sure to adjust your preference amount accordingly, as this fee will charge each time. You may always opt out of the AutoPay options.

Can I only put money in MySchoolBucks with a payment card or e-check?

Families who wish to avoid these meal program transaction fees are welcome to drop off cash or check payments to any of our school offices. Please leave your funds in a labeled envelope with your student's name and school meals. A $25 returned check fee will be assessed for all returned checks. Money deposited in your MySchoolBucks account in this way is only available to use for meals.


What does Meridian’s Café offer for meals and what are the prices?

Check out our Café webpage for the latest menus and prices.