Tuition and Financial Assistance

Each year, the cost of educating a child rises. In response, St. Joseph School actively pursues opportunities to grow the tuition assistance available to our families. Some of this assistance comes from generous benefactors within our community while other assistance comes from national organizations, each striving to make Catholic education affordable for all. Whether base tuition is a financial hurdle for your family or the number of children your family enrolls at St. Joseph School poses challenges, our school is there to support you. When your family is prayerfully considering its 2022-2023 tuition pledge in support of St. Joseph School, keep the available tuition assistance in mind.

2023-2024 Tuition Rates

The PreK-8 non-refundable registration fee is $75/child.

Program/Grade Yearly Tuition (2023-2024)
Preschool (3K Program) $1,700
Preschool (4K Program) $3,200
Kindergarten-Grade 8 $3,500

Funding the Gap

The cost of educating each child in grades K-8 at St. Joseph is $8,500 per student: tuition covers roughly 40% of this cost. The remainder of the cost of educating comes from the support of our four cluster parishes along with the fundraising efforts of our school families and the generosity of families contributing to the full cost of education. Please prayerfully consider what your family can contribute to the full cost of education. To learn more about fundraising visit this web page – Fundraising.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

St. Joseph Catholic School prides itself on ensuring tuition is not a barrier for families and that a Catholic education can be made available to all. Therefor we have enrolled in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Students that qualify can receive a tuition voucher that covers the full cost of their education at St Joseph School.

To qualify, students must meet both requirements:
1. Meet the income requirements below (Table 2)
2. Student is transferring to St. Joseph School (from another school) for upcoming school year (all grades eligible), OR is a current student entering 4K, kindergarten, or 1st Grade.

Table 2

Family Size Maximum Yearly Income*
1 $29,898
2 $40,282
3 $50,666
4 $61,050
5 $71,434
6 $81,818

*For each additional member add $10,384.

Updated 1/13/2023

Please look at “Table 2” above to determine whether your family qualifies based on the 2023-2024 income limits. Your “Maximum Yearly Income” is determined by the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the federal income tax return. Family income includes the income of the student’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student applicant. Furthermore, if the student’s parents/legal guardians that reside in the same household are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility.

Registration begins February 1, 2023 and ends April 21, 2023. If you think that your children may qualify, or have any questions, please contact our Jerry Van Dyke (principal) at 715-736-3100 or email so that we may best serve all the children of our school. All inquiries and interests will be confidential.