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Discount Matrix

If you are applying for E-rate discounts on eligible services, you must calculate the percentage discount that you (and the entities you represent) are eligible to receive.  For detailed information about how to calculate the percentage discount, read Calculating Your Discount in the Reference Area.

INCOME

Measured by % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program

URBAN LOCATION

Discount

RURAL LOCATION

Discount

If the % of students in your school that qualifies for the National School Lunch Program is…

…and you are in an URBAN area, your
discount will be…

…and you are in a RURAL area, your
discount will be…

Less than 1%

20%

25%

1% to 19%

40%

50%

20% to 34%

50%

60%

35% to 49%

60%

70%

50% to 74%

80%

80%

75% to 100%

90%

90%

  Content Last Modified: May 2, 2003