Affording a Catholic Education
St. Mary Catholic Schools is committed to providing a quality Catholic education for students regardless of their families’ financial situations. Tuition assistance and scholarships are available, and are handled in complete confidentiality. We will do all that we can to help you meet your financial commitment towards an SMCS faith-based education.
Tuition Assistance Application
Applications received in the SMCS Business Office by February 9, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year will be given priority consideration. However, you are encouraged to apply anytime the need for assistance arises outside of this priority application period.
Here is the 2018-2019 tuition assistance application. Click here for a PDF to print out and complete.
Mail applications to:
SMCS Business Office
1050 Zephyr Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) allows students to attend a participating private school if certain eligibility criteria are met and the students are selected in the random drawing conducted by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The private school, on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment (voucher) for each eligible student. Applications are accepted each year between February 1 and April 20. Students who have received a WPCP voucher in the prior year and reapply will be awarded a voucher each subsequent year regardless of income and grade. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI website) for details, instructions and a link to the application. WPCP is a separate application process from the St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS) tuition assistance application.
Read here for answers to frequently asked questions.
Parochial School Tax Deduction
Parents in Wisconsin with a child in a parochial school can receive a tax deduction for K-12 tuition. Click here for detailed information about this opportunity. A Wisconsin Tax Form PS must be filed with your Wisconsin income taxes to receive this deduction. Click here for instructions and a PS form with SMCS information completed, which you may print out and use with your taxes, or as a template for completing your form. The required FEIN # is 39-1656963.
FOR TAX PURPOSES – filing year 2017
Tuition statements showing your tuition transactions from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17 will be mailed by January 31st. You can include payments made on Kindergarten through grade 12 tuition fees on the state of WI Schedule PS Private School Tuition tax form. Please consult a tax professional to inquire about claiming payments on preschool/prekindergarten tuition.
Contact Shelley Wautlet in the Business Office with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org (920) 967-0021
SMCS has designated Scrip as a fundraiser that families can participate in year round to earn credit towards their tuition. Fundraising income is important to both SMCS and our families who rely on the credits to assist with their tuition fees.
Host an International Student
There is a $575 monthly stipend and a pro-rated $1,000 tuition credit (for current SMCS families) associated with hosting an international student. See INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS under ADMISSIONS for details.