Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

If you would like your child to experience a St. Francis Xavier education, please know that we will do everything possible to help make tuition fit within your family budget. We are committed to making Catholic education available and affordable to all interested families. To confidentially explore your options, please complete the steps below or contact Deanna Dupont, Admissions Coordinator, at (920) 735-9380 for more information. 

Option 1: Complete the FACTS Scholarship Application

If you believe you may qualify for a need-based tuition scholarship you may confidentially apply through FACTS Management by clicking here.  Important dates to keep in mind:

  • Applications for tuition assistance for the 18-19 school year will be accepted through FACTS Management beginning Jan. 15, 2018. You can apply at no cost using the link above. For current Xavier families, your priority deadline to apply for need-based assistance through FACTS is March 16, 2018.
  • New families may apply at any time until all funds are dispersed.
  • If you need assistance after this deadline, please contact Admissions.

Option 2:  Consider applying for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

If your family income places you at or below 220% of the federal poverty guideline you may consider applying for a voucher through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) via the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). These vouchers are awarded on a lottery basis and cover the cost of the base tuition and the registration fee. Please click here for more information about WPCP.

Option 3: Consider additional Scholarship Opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Scholarships are available through the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System Foundation.
Click here for a synopsis of all scholarship opportunities.

Option 4: State Tax Deduction

The state budget bill created a new state income tax deduction for elementary and secondary school tuition expenses paid on or after January 1, 2017.  When filing in 2017, taxpayers may claim their paid private and religious school tuition expenses of up to $4,000 for each dependent child in kindergarten through eighth grade, and up to $10,000 for each dependent child in grades nine through twelve.  The Wisconsin Catholic Conference supported the tax deduction, recognizing it as one of the many ways the state can affirm the vital role parents play in shepherding their children’s education. St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System's FEIN is # 75-2975177.

Any person who pays tuition expenses at a private school and taxes in Wisconsin is eligible.  However, the deduction is not a tax credit.  The amount that any one family or individual will save is dependent upon income, filing status, and most importantly, the resulting tax liability.  

Option 5: Participate in the Scrip Program

Scrip is a gift card resale program in which Xavier families and friends can purchase gift cards for many local and national businesses.  Of the revenue generated, 65% will be applied toward tuition. Scrip credits are earned for the current school year from April 1st- March 31st.  Credits earned after April 1st are applied toward the following school year's tuition. Click here for more information about Scrip.

Option 6: Consider Hosting an International Student

Any Xavier Catholic Schools family hosting a student for one school year will receive a $2,000 tuition discount, a monthly stipend of up to $600 per month, and the opportunity for an incredible intercultural experience.  Contact Sarah Shimek, or (920)733-6632, ext. 6253, for more information. 

Option 7: Discuss Additional Scholarship Opportunities with Your Pastor

There may be additional scholarship opportunities available through your parish. Please contact your pastor for more information. 

Option 8: Research Participation in a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA)

ESA's provide qualifying families the opportunity to save tax-free for Xavier Catholic Schools tuition expenses. If this option is appropriate for your family, you can begin saving at birth and all earnings that are subsequently used for education will be tax-free. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions during this process, please feel free to contact St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System Central Office at (920) 735-9380.