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Request Meal Refund

Cafeteria Transfer Funds / Refund Requests

Account balances for students remaining in the school district for the next school year will stay on their account and will be available for them to use on the first day of school.

Throughout the school year, parents/guardians may request a transfer or refund of positive student meal account balances by submitting this form.


If you are relocating from ACPS, we have multiple options available for the remaining cafeteria balances.

  • Transfer Funds: Request remaining cafeteria balance to be transferred to a sibling still enrolled in the district or designated student.
  • Refund: Request the remaining cafeteria balance to be refunded. This will be sent via mail as a check and takes 4 to 6 weeks for processing.

Note: If you have been using the automatic prepayment function on the SchoolCafé website, please make sure to turn off the automatic prepayments before requesting a transfer or refund.


Graduating Students

On June 30 of each year, accounts for all graduating seniors, as well as for students no longer enrolled in ACPS, will be deemed inactive. Parents/guardians have up to one year (the following June 30) to request a transfer or refund of the balance by contacting Nutrition Services. After one year, the Department of Financial Services may treat the remaining account balances as a donation to the Nutrition Services General Fund.

Refund form