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Do You Qualify for a Reduced Fee?

Applying for a Reduced Fee

Parents Forever™ meets Minnesota Supreme Court minimum standards for parent education and is court approved. Minnesota Statute 518.157, subd. 6 says that if a parent is determined by the court to be in forma pauperis (IFP), a parent is not required to pay the parent education program fee. This means if you are involved in a case through the Minnesota court system and have been given court-ordered IFP status, you can take the Parents Forever™ Online Course for Parents for free!

The statute also says that a sliding fee scale must be offered for parents who are involved in a case through the Minnesota court system and do not have the court-ordered IFP status but cannot afford to pay the full fee.

Do you think you qualify for a free or reduced course fee? Follow these quick instructions:

  1. Right click on this Application for Registration Fee Reduction link and "save this link as" document to your desktop. (472 K PDF). Open the document from your desktop, fill it out and save it.
  2. Gather the documentation that is needed (as described in the application) to verify that you qualify for a free or reduced fee course.
  3. Email the complete application and support documents to parentsforever@umn.edu or fax to 612-625-6285.

Applications will be processed 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will notify you as to whether your application has been approved or denied in a timely manner (within 2–3 business days).

Upon approval for a reduced fee, you will be given information to immediately proceed with registration for the course.

At this time, reduced fees are only available for those involved in a case through the Minnesota court system. It is not available for the Parents Forever™ Online Course for North Dakota Parents.

For more information, see the related program Parents Forever™: Online Course for Parents™.
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