Pre-Payment Options


1. Pay online for your student(s) a la carte account

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen, or used for other things other than lunch.

Payment can be made online at From this site you will create your parent account and add all your children to the account by providing child’s name, school, and birthday. You can add money to your child's school meal account using a credit/debit card or a bank account. You are also able to view all transactions, check your child's account balance, and set up a low balance email notification on a preset level of your choice. Please note that the website charges $2.49 convenient fee per transaction regardless of the amount.

Click the below icon to pay online:

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For questions about MySchoolBucks accounts please contact them directly at (855) 832-5226 or via email at [email protected]


2. Send Check or Cash

You can submit cash/check (payable to Fremont Unified School District - CNS) in a pre-printed envelope, available in your school office, provided by Child Nutrition Services or you can use your own envelope. Please make sure to provide the information on the envelope (student's name, ID#, amount, etc.) and drop it in the Lunch Account Deposit Box available at each school site. Deposits are processed around 9-10 AM every day. Secondary students can also pay cash at the serving line.


3. Refund of School Meal Account


Click here for Parent/Guardian Refund Request Form

ALL Refund Request Forms need to be submitted to the Child Nutrition Department at 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538 by mail or in person. You can also fax to (510) 659-2566 or email completed request forms to Linda Hottinger at [email protected]

It takes 6-8 weeks for processing and a refund check will be mailed to your address.

Please note that the school cafeteria does not process any refund requests.