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WI Parental Choice Program

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

Winnebago Lutheran Academy is part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). For students who qualify and then are selected to receive a voucher through the WPCP, the family receives a voucher from the State of Wisconsin that pays their student’s WLA tuition in full.  The voucher remains with the student through their time at WLA.

Ninth grade is considered an entry point in the WPCP.  This means all incoming 9th graders who meet the income criteria and apply are eligible to be picked.  The cap for vouchers in the 2019-20 school year is scheduled to be 4% of the school district’s total enrollment where the family resides.  For school districts where more students apply than the cap allows, students are selected by random draw by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Eligibility is based on family size and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on your 2018 tax return (see chart below) and being a resident of the State of Wisconsin. 

Please click here for a link to the online application.
Check out information on the WPCP program here.


Is Your Family Eligible for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program?

Single Parent Household

Family Size Family Income at or below
2 $36,212
3 $45,716
4 $55,220
5 $64,724
6 $74,228

Add $9504 for each additional family member.

Two Parent (Married) Household

Family Size Family Income at or below
3 $52,716
4 $62,220
5 $71,724
6 $81,228
7 90,732

Add $9504 for each additional family member.
Family income is the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on 1040 income tax form.
Family income is based on 220% of the Federal Poverty Level.

February 1, 2019 through April 20, 2019 is the open application period to apply for a voucher to the WPCP for the 2019-20 school year.  Families are notified of their selection in May/June.  Additional information on applying to the WPCP will be published as it becomes available.

In 2018-19, WLA has seventy students receiving a voucher, from twelve different school districts.  For those students who qualify for the WPCP, and are not selected for a voucher, Financial Aid from WLA is available.

Please note the specific situations below regarding applying for the WPCP.

  • If your student is new to WLA and you have need for financial aid, apply for both WLA Financial Aid and the WPCP if you meet the income criteria of the WPCP.
  • If your student is a returning student and has received or has a need for Financial Aid, you must apply annually for Financial Aid.  
  • If your returning student received a voucher through the WPCP in the 2018-19 school year, do not apply for WLA financial aid. Simply re-apply for the WPCP voucher. Returning families only need to verify residency on the application, not income.

For additional information or questions please speak with Principal David Schroeder (dschroeder@wlavikings.org) or Business Manager Eric Schraufnagel (eschraufnagel@wlavikings.org), 920-921-4930.