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 grants 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 Rates

Tuition Information

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.

Click here for tuition assistance application.

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.

Parochial School Tax Deduction

Parents in Wisconsin with a child in a parochial school can receive a tax deduction for K-12 tuition. 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.

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. [email protected]  (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.