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 2021-22 tuition pledge in support of St. Joseph School, keep the available tuition assistance in mind.

Program/Grade Yearly Tuition (2021-22)
Preschool (3K Program) $1,300
Preschool (4K Program) $2,700
Kindergarten – Grade 8 $3,000

Funding the Gap

The estimated cost of educating each child in grades K-8 at St. Joseph is $7,500-$8,000 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

In order to continue making a Catholic education available to all, St Joseph School has enrolled again in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program for the 2020-2021 school year. Qualifying students receive a tuition voucher that covers the full cost of their education at St Joseph School.

To qualify, students must meet the income requirements below and are either transfer students from outside St Joseph School for the upcoming school year (all grades), or current St. Joseph School students entering K4, Kindergarten, or 1st Grade.

Table 2

Family Size Minimum Yearly Income*
1 $27,478
2 $37,202
3 $46,926
4 $56,650
5 $66,374
6 $76,098

*For each additional member add $9,724.

Please look at “Table 2” above to determine whether your family qualifies based on the 2020-2021 income limits. Your “Maximum Yearly Income” is determined by the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the federal income tax return for the prior calendar year (2019 for the 2020-2021 school year). 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 in February of the prior school year.

If you think that your children may qualify, or have any questions, please contact our Business Manager, Aaron Hendricks, at 715-736-3101 or ahendricks@stjosephricelake.org so that we may best serve all the children of our school. All inquiries and interest will be confidential.