Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) offers families a FREE TUITION voucher if you qualify based on income and residency. The application period is currently clost for the 2016-2017 school year, and enrollment dates for the 2017-2018 school year will begin in February 2017. This program is entirely separate from the PCS tuition assistance application and the deadlines and requirements are state mandated.

How do I qualify?

You must first be a resident of the state of Wisconsin. Additionally, for the 2017-2018 school year, family income of a student applying for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program must be at or below the amount listed in the table below. Family income includes the income of the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student applicant. Family size includes parents/legal guardians and their children by birth, marriage or adoption that reside in the same household as the student applicant.

185% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2017-2018
Family Size Maximum Yearly Income*
Single Married
1 $21,978 $28,978
2 $29,637 $36,637
3 $37,296 $44,296
4 $44,955 $51,955
5 $52,614 $59,614
6 $60,273 $67,273
7 $67,951 $74,951
8 $75,647 $82,647
For each additional member add $7,696.

*As determined by Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the federal income tax return for the prior calendar year (2016 for the 2017-2018 school year).

Click here to learn more and to access application materials.

Staff members in the Pacelli Catholic Schools Central Office are available to assist you with the application process and you will need to bring information to our office for verification. Call 715.341.2445 for questions or to schedule a time to meet with our staff.


Private schools participating in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, must provide a copy of the school’s accountability report (report card) and a list of the educational options available to children who reside in the pupil’s resident school district to the parent/guardian of each pupil enrolled in or attending the school.