Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID REQUIRING SPECIAL APPLICATION

The Association Congregation Membership Credit. The Association Congregations who oversee Lutheran High School, commit a sizable portion of their treasury to support the Lutheran High School ministry. Students who are members in good standing of an Association Congregation will receive a tuition credit of $1,000.00. Credit is applied to the student’s account following the submission of the Church Membership Verification Form which is approved and signed by the student’s pastor. To show appreciation for the support of our Association Congregations, let it be known that the Association Congregations pay the $1,000.00 on behalf of the student. The Congregations which encompass our Association are: Concordia, Immanuel, Our Savior’s and Trinity in Springfield; St. John’s in Chatham, Good Shepherd in Sherman, and Zion in Pleasant Plains.

Church Membership Verification Forms must be completed and submitted to Lutheran High School prior to July 1, 2021 in order to apply towards the 2021-2022 school year. Please note, this form is the responsibility of the student to submit for credit, not the responsibility of the pastor or Lutheran High School.

The Financial Need Grant determines the eligibility for tuition grants based on economic need. This grant requires the submission of an “Application for Financial Assistance”, through FACTS Management Program. Applications must be completed online through the FACTS Management Program. If you have any questions about filling out the application, please contact the FACTS help desk at 1-866-315-9262.

Families must reapply for financial aid annually. Per the FACTS Management Program, financial aid benefits do not carry over from year to year. Financial aid is distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and determined by the Financial Aid Committee. The application deadline to receive financial aid for the 2021-2022 school year will be March 15, 2021. Please note, applications received after the deadline, will not be considered for the upcoming school year.

Work Study: Students may elect to participate in our work study program and earn up to $125.00 tuition credit per semester. Work study consists of completing various custodial and secretarial tasks at Lutheran High School during the day and in lieu of a study hall. Tasks may also be completed before or after school if approved by work study coordinator. The work study process is similar to obtaining employment off campus. For example, students must complete a job application, be interviewed, and if accepted, are subject to periodic review. Application forms are accepted in April for returning students or June for new students. Jobs are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis in August for the first semester, and in January for the second semester.

Congregation Scholarships (if available) Some congregations offer tuition scholarships to students who are members of their congregation and choose to attend Lutheran High School. Please inquire with your pastor as to the availability of any such scholarships.

Endowments: These endowments, graciously provided through private donors of Lutheran High School, offer tuition scholarships and act as supplemental financial aid for students. The amount of aid offered is determined by the results of the FACTS application and is at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee.

The Allen Memorial Endowment: (For returning students only)
The John Leischner Scholarship Fund
The Clarice I. McKittrick and Mildred M. Kittell Scholarship Fund of the Lutheran Community Federation
The Ray and Doris Meisenhelter Scholarship Fund
The John and Elizabeth Nance Endowment
The Zach Wassell Memorial Fund
The Lutheran High School Foundation Scholarship Fund

FINANCIAL AID NOT REQUIRING SPECIAL APPLICATION

Multiple Child Discount The second child attending concurrently receives a $1250 discount; the third attending concurrently receives a $2000 discount; the fourth attending concurrently attends tuition free.

Class Rank Grant The top academic students (over 3.0 GPA) from Association Lutheran schools entering 9th grade are offered in the following amounts: 1st in class - $500; 2nd in class - $400; 3rd in class - $300.  LuHi will solicit the information from Association schools. Students from other schools need a letter from their school identifying their rank in class.  The top academic students (over 3.0 GPA) entering 9th grade from any other elementary school are offered the following amounts: 1st in class - $500; 2nd in class - $300; 3rd in class - $100. These Grants are based on their status through the first semester of their 8th grade year. The top academic students at LuHi advancing to the next grade will receive the following grants: 1st in class - $500; 2nd in class - $400; 3rd in class - $300.

Ralph and Judy Nitz Spirit Scholarship is funded by a Student Council fund drive during Spirit Week and other donations. This is given to returning students who are quite active in their church and/or Christian groups, and are selected by the Religion Department and Chaplain.

Pastor / Teacher / Staff $500 per child, LCMS called worker; $250 per child, other church worker; $1000 per child, LHS staff. Children of called pastors and teachers of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who are employed in a full-time ministry are awarded this grant, as are pastors and teachers from other denominations and LCMS teachers who have not yet completed their colloquy. 

Alumni Grant Each child of an Springfield Lutheran High alum are automatically awarded an Alumni Grant of $175.