The BOOST Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Meals program. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first.
More about the income thresholds for the program.
Documentation of family size and income: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ for tax year 2018 – including any applicable schedules, must be uploaded into the BOOST application as a pdf by the BOOST application deadline.
If you are required by law to file a 2018 tax year return,
you must upload a 2018 tax form.
If you believe that you are not required by law to file a 2018 tax year return, you should carefully review the detailed IRS information regarding who is required to file an income tax return which can be found at
www.irs.gov/faqs/filing-requirements-status-dependents-exemptions. There is also an interactive, on-line IRS interview that will further help you determine if you're required to file a federal tax return or if you should file to receive a refund. This on-line interview can be found at
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