Hartford, WI – St. Kilian School will be participating in the WPCP, or state voucher program, for 2018-19, which provides tuition for eligible students in the state who wish to attend a private school.
Eligibility is determined by three factors: residency, income and where your student attended school in the previous year. Here’s how to determine if your child may be eligible:
Your student must be entering 4K, 5K or 1st grade in 2018-19 if they already attend a private school to be eligible;
If your student attended a public, virtual or charter school this year (2017-18) or is home-schooled, they may be eligible to apply for any grade, 4K-8;
You will have to prove you reside in the state of Wisconsin.
Eligibility is determined by a sliding scale that considers your family size and 2017 adjusted gross income. Below is a quick chart to consult. Married parents can exceed the yearly income by $7,000 and still qualify. You will have to prove your income.
WPCP Only Income Limits 220% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2018-19
Family Size Maximum Yearly Income*
How to Apply:
If you think your child is eligible, we encourage you to consult with us about how to complete an acceptable application. WPCP applications begin Feb. 1 and end April 20. The program has a limit set by the state. Applicants will learn whether they have been awarded a seat in late spring by the DPI. All online applications and documentation must be submitted to the DPI and school before the April 20 deadline. St. Kilian School will host application sessions at the following times:
6:30 PM February 15th School Library
6:30 PM February 28th School Library
10:00 AM March 17th School Library
The application begins with an online form. You will need to create an account with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) by using your email address and a password that you choose. Then, you must sign in using those credentials.
Follow the prompts to fill in the application. When you reach the income section, please choose the “DPI method” of income determination. We recommend, for various reasons, that you do not simply offer your Social Security number to determine eligibility. We also ask that you DO NOT SUBMIT your application. It will be in a queue holding for the next steps when you attend an application session or visit the school. We want to be certain that the documentation you are providing matches what you are submitting to the DPI online.
Find the online application after Feb. 1 by clicking HERE.
Your application is not complete until you provide acceptable documentation to the school, preferably during our application sessions.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Residency: the documentation you provide must have your formal name as used in the application along with the address you used on the application. Acceptable forms include: a utility bill (gas/electric/cable bill); government correspondence, W-2 statement or paycheck stub. All must be within a month or so of your application and have a date on it.
Income: use the DPI method and then provide one of the following: 2017 W-2s, 1040 federal income tax form for 2017, Soc. Sec. or SSI benefit statement for 2017. If you do not make enough to file taxes, bring a statement of your 2017 state benefits and child support for the year, which you can access online in most communities.
If you have questions, please contact the school for more information