WI Parental Choice Program
MLHS participates in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). In this state program, MLHS receives a state payment (voucher) that covers the student’s tuition in full. Students who meet income and residency criteria must apply and are randomly selected by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
The WPCP application period runs from February 1st through April 20th, 2017.
Students who received a voucher for the 2016-17 school year, need to re-apply for the 2017-18 school year. Repeat students will be required to provide MLHS with Residency Verification but not with Income Verification.  
The tables below indicate the WPCP Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)* limits for 2017-18.
Family Income at or below for
one-parent Household
Family Income at or below for
two-parent (married) Household
Applicants to the WPCP must apply using this
1 $21,978 $28,978
2 $29,637 $36,637
3 $37,296 $44,296
4 $44,955 $51,955
5 $52,614 $59,614
6 $60,273 $67,273
    For each additional member add $7,696.  
                                     * Family Income is the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on 1040 tax form

Still not sure if you should apply for WPCP?  Click here for a guide to help you decide.

Families may begin application process immediately. If you experience difficulty with the application process, or have questions, please contact MLHS Director of Mission Advancement, Scott Reinhard, at 920-682-0215 x106. Thank you for your help in making this program an asset for our school as we move forward in our mission of bringing Lutheran education to the high school students of our Federation and community.

Steps to Apply for Parental Choice at Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Students in need of financial assistance should apply for BOTH the WPCP program (if household income meets the limits above) as well as for MLHS Tuition Assistance. For those students NOT selected for a WPCP voucher, Tuition Assistance from MLHS would be considered.

1. Fill out the online application. The online application needs to be completed through the "ONLINE APPLICATION" above.
    The deadline to apply is April 20th.
2. Provide Proof of Residency to MLHS (All Applicants): MLHS must be given a copy of ONE of the following documents. The document  
    must be current (within the last 3 months).
  • Current water, gas, electric, cable, satellite, or landline phone bill. (Cell phone & internet bills NOT acceptable).
  • 2016 Property tax bill or current (signed and dated) lease agreement
  • Current wage statement (can be a year-end W2)
  • Recent government correspondence. Current benefits statements from www.access.wisconsin.gov
Families applying to the WPCP for the first time need to provide income documentation via one of the following methods.

3a. DPI Method Documentation (Preferred Method):
Acceptable documentation include ONE of the following:
  • Copy of the first two pages of your 1040 Federal Income Tax Return for 2016. Return needs to be signed and dated by taxpayer.
  • If your taxes are not completed, you may submit copies all 2016 income documentation (employer W2s, 1099s, etc).
  • If you do not file income taxes, you must provide copies of all other income documentation for 2016 (social security statements, unemployment compensation statements, child support statements, etc.

3b. DOR Method:
Provide Social Security Number(s) of parents/guardians to MLHS.

There is no guarantee your student(s) will be selected. Families will be randomly selected by the DPI and notified via email if they were chosen beginning in late June. Those not selected will be notified by MLHS.

Students who received a voucher in 2016-17 while attending another school need to complete a WPCP application for 2017-18. 

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