Tuition Assistance


Tuition Assistance

GRACE works with families to find a way to make Catholic education accessible no matter their income. There are a number of ways that tuition can be managed and/or reduced. Families can set up payments and pay tuition over the course of multiple months. Families who have multiple children enrolled in GRACE in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade are eligible for the Sibling Incentive. Read more about the payment plan options and sibling incentive on our Tuition and Fees webpage. There are other options to explore to manage or reduce tuition as well.

GRACE Financial Aid

The GRACE Financial Aid Program supports over 300 students each year. As more families seek faith-based education, the GRACE Board of Trustees continues to grow the program. The establishment of scholarship endowments also helps keep program funding at levels to meet family requests.

GRACE Financial Aid is available for families who have students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grades.

  • The online financial aid application portal for the 2024-25 academic year will open in conjunction with online enrollment for the 2024-25 academic year.
  • After the online enrollment process is completed, a GRACE family who enrolls K-12 students may apply for financial aid online via TADS. The application entails submission of data via the application form and provision of required documents.
  • The application deadline for the 2024-25 school year is May 1, 2024. Applications submitted/completed after May 1, 2024 will undergo review and award determination as financial dollars permit. For late applications, billing will commence and continue as scheduled beginning July 1st. At the time an award may take place, the award will be applied to the account’s future balance.

Navigating Affordability

For more information on how GRACE navigates tuition affordability, check out our blog where we discuss this mission in-depth.

For those who missed the webinar exploring financing opportunities that GRACE offers, you can watch the video recording here.

Tax legislation signed into law gives Wisconsin taxpayers the opportunity to deduct private school tuition expenses from their taxable income. A subtraction from income is allowed for tuition expenses that are paid for any of the GRACE schools. Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child in grades 9-12. Students transitioning from eighth to ninth grade are eligible for both deductions. Per state guidance, any amount spent on tuition and book fees are eligible for the deduction. Book fees include digital books, such as laptops or tablet fees issued by the school.

  • Tuition tax credit information is available to GRACE families online via GRACE’s enrollment management system, TADS. The TADS Household Paid Tuition Tax Report will provide a breakdown of payments made for the specified household’s tuition account during the tax year. When gathering information for tax preparation, GRACE families are to access their TADS account | select Billing | Billing Account Number | Reports | Household Paid Tuition Tax Report | enter the tax year (i.e. 2023) and submit. This year a quick link also appears at the Billing Accounts – Tuition & Fees screen to access the Household Paid Tuition Tax Report. If you have questions or require assistance, please call TADS Family Support at (800) 477-8237 or GRACE at (920) 499-7330, option 2.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program allows students in designated preschool programs through seventh grade, in addition to grades nine through eleven, who meet entry, residency and income eligibility requirements, to receive state aid for their full tuition and attend one of our GRACE schools. Program criteria is specific and the application period is in the spring each year.

Families must apply during the open application period in order to qualify. Please apply early and plan accordingly. In addition to submission of the online application, all required application documentation must be received by GRACE’s Outreach Administrator prior to the deadline day/time – no exceptions. Please refer to the Wisconsin Parental Choice webpage for more information.

Scrip Tuition Reductions

A Scrip gift card fundraising program allows for families to buy gift cards through their school for the items or gifts they purchase everyday, such as gas, clothing, groceries and restaurants. Once school requirements are met (see each school’s Enrollment Contract on our webpage for details on Scrip requirements), a percentage of what is purchased can be discounted off tuition. For more information, please contact your school’s principal.

Parish Assistance

Many of our GRACE partner Catholic parishes and schools work with GRACE to make additional funds (beyond the Active Parishioner Incentive for verified families) to assist qualifying families. For further details, please contact your school’s principal or parish.