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A Shared Investment

A Catholic education is a shared investment in your child's future. The average cost to educate a Columbus student is more than double the tuition cost, but parents are only asked to pay a portion of this total. Generous contributions from the following allow us to provide our students outstanding opportunities at affordable tuition levels:

  • Our supporting parishes and individual benefactors
  • Columbus Education Foundation (CEF)
  • Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Religious Care Foundation

We also make substantial tuition funding available to our families through grants and scholarships.  At CCS, we understand that sometimes these programs listed are not enough. If you have special circumstances, please contact David Eaton at 715-387-1177 x3304 or


The  Gift Card / Scrip Program is a fundraising program where CCS buys gift certificates from local and national vendors at a discount, and then sells them to you at face value.  The profit is split 80/20 between you and CCS.  Many families budget their groceries, gas, clothing, etc. with gift cards - things they spend money on already!  


Each One Reach One is our referral program that can help current parents save up to $750 in tuition credit; and prospective parents can save $250 when their child is enrolled!  


There are three ways to pay tuition, each designed to help you with your budget!


Traditional 10 Month Plan

10 Month Plan using our Tuition Authorization Form.  We allow for monthly plans via automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings.



Long Term Payment Plan

Long Term Tuition Payment Plan - using our Tuition Projection Calculator we can provide you with an estimated fixed monthly payment that remains the same year-round and multi-year, including summers.

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Pay in Full

You will receive a $50 per student discount if paid by the early-bird deadline.

Beginning on January 1, 2014, the State of Wisconsin created an income tax deduction for elementary and secondary school tuition expenses. Taxpayers are able to claim their paid private and religious school expenses 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.

Tuition Grants can help those who slip through the cracks and do not qualify for other programs. If you have any concerns about affording tuition, please apply for a grant as soon as possible. You can apply each year and there isn't a specific income level that disqualifies a family from receiving a grant.


Columbus Catholic Schools offers thousands of dollars in scholarships, grants and tuition assistance each year. The application process typically begins in March and ends in April, after spring break.  


The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program allows parents to receive a “Tuition Voucher” to enroll their children in approved private and religious schools.  Columbus Catholic Schools has been a school of choice in the program since the 2012-13 school year.  The program is limited to those families whose incomes are equal or below 220% of the federal poverty level.