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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 (PDF) link and "save this link as" document to your desktop.. 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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