State law requires fees for participation, but provides for waivers or a cap on the amount of money to be collected.
UT ST § 53G–7–501
(5)(a) “Extracurricular activity” means an activity, a course, or a program that is: (i) not directly related to delivering instruction; (ii) not a curricular activity or co-curricular activity; and (iii) provided, sponsored, or supported by an LEA
Utah Administrative Code 277-407-7 Fee Waiver Eligiblity
(1) A school may charge a fee, subject to the provisions of Section R277-407-8, in connection with any school-sponsored activity, that does not take place during the regular school day, regardless of the age or grade level of the student, if participation in the activity is voluntary and does not affect a student's grade or ability to participate fully in any course taught during the regular school day. (2) A fee related to a co-curricular or extracurricular activity may not exceed the maximum fee amounts for the co-curricular or extracurricular activity adopted by the LEA governing board as described in Subsection R277-407-6(3). (3) A school may only collect a fee for an activity, class, or program provided, sponsored, or supported by a school consistent with LEA policies and state law.
(1) (a) All fees are subject to waiver. (b) Fees charged for an activity, class, or program held outside of the regular school day, during the summer, or outside of an LEA's regular school year are subject to waiver. (c) Non-waivable charges are not subject to waiver
Utah Code 53G-7-504. Waiver of Fees.
(1)(a) If an LEA or a school within an LEA charges one or more fees, the LEA shall grant a waiver to a student if charging the fee would deny the student the opportunity to fully participate or complete a requirement because of an inability to pay the fee. (b) An LEA governing board shall: (i) adopt policies for granting a waiver; and (ii) in accordance with Section 53G-7-505, give notice of waiver eligibility and policies.