The state makes the final determination. However, if a student receives a voucher, it may be renewed for the following years. The subsequent applications are much simpler; only residency verification is needed.

4K is considered an “entry point” in the program. This means all 4K students who meet the income criteria may apply. The cap for vouchers varies each school year is a certain percentage of the total enrollment of the school district where the family resides. If more than that percentage from the district apply for vouchers, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction randomly selects which eligible students receive vouchers.