•  General Guidelines

    • The Guilford County Board of Education approved an annual fee of $45 for each athlete regardless of the number of sports played.
    • A student enrolled in an early college, middle college, or other school without a sports program will pay the fee at the student’s base sports school.
    • No athletic fees will be collected by schools until after tryouts and the coach has placed the student on the team roster.
    • Students whose families cannot afford the one-time athletic fee may apply for a waiver. (See the AD for Waiver)
    • The fee does not guarantee playing time.
    • The fee does not guarantee a team’s schedule will include a certain number of contests.


    Important Note

    • GCS is still collecting the annual $45 fee for athletics, but the waiver process has changed.
    • Families will need to meet two (2) out of three (3) criteria for the waiver. Only families who meet two or more criteria for a hardship will need to request the letter and provide supporting documents.
    • If after reviewing the revised information you feel you do meet the hardship criteria and plan to submit an athletic fee waiver request, you should request a copy of the free and reduced-price meals approval letter from GCS School Nutrition Services. Most student-athletes will not need the letter.



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