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 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.
Step 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 know:
- February 28, 2017 is the first deadline for families to apply for need-based assistance through FACTS. Applications that are completed by this date, including all of the supporting documentation required by FACTS, will be notified of their award prior to the date that the enrollment continuation fee is billed. The majority of funding available is awarded in this round of applications.
- April 15, 2017 is the last and final deadline for current and registered new families to apply for a need-based assistance through FACTS.
- September 16, 2017 is the last and final deadline for families new to the System and registering after April 15, 2017 to finalize an application.
Step 2: Consider additional Scholarship Opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year. Scholarships are available through the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System Foundation.
Step 3: 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, 2016. When filing in 2016, 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.
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: Consider Hosting an International Student
Consider hosting an International student at Xavier High School. Any Xavier Catholic School family hosting a student for one school year will receive a $1,000 tuition discount, a monthly stipend of up to $600 per month and the opportunity for an incredible inter-cultural experience. Contact Sarah Shimek, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 920-733-6632, ext. 6253
for more information.
Step 6: Discuss Additional Scholarship Opportunities with Your Pastor
There may be additional scholarship opportunities available through your parish. Please contact your pastor for more information.
Step 7: 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. More information is available at http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch07.html
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.