Lutheran High School is owned and operated by seven Lutheran churches throughout Springfield and surrounding areas. As a private, non-profit religious entity, Lutheran High does not receive funding from any national, state, or local government agency. The funds needed to operate Lutheran High School come from three separate sources: church support, tuition and fees, and donations and fundraisers.
Funding totals for the 2019-2020 school year was generated by: churches (12%), tuition and fees (59%), donations (19%), and fundraisers (10%). The actual cost to educate a student during the 2019-2020 year was approximately $11,000.
Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $8100.
*Association church members are eligible to receive a tuition grant from their church. The grant forms must be submitted by the student directly to their Pastor. The Pastor will then review and if approved, sign and return the form to the student to then submit to the school office. The tuition grant is $1,000 per year and is paid by the church directly to Lutheran High School. This grant may be rescinded by the Pastor for lack of church attendance or withdrawn by Lutheran High if tuition is in arrears. This grant must be applied for and submitted annually with enrollment paperwork.
There is a $200 application/re-enrollment fee per student, per year.
The re-enrollment application and fee together are due by March 15, 2021. Class registration is completed on a first come, first serve basis. Priority registration will be given to those who enroll prior to March 15, 2021.
There is also a $250 annual student fee per student per year. If paid after July 1, 2021, the annual student fee increases to $275. This is due by August 6, 2021. (This fee covers: $50 Crusader Aider fee, textbook rentals, classroom supplies, etc.).
These fees are non-refundable.
Annual plan – payment due July 1.
Semester plan – payments are due July 1 and December 1. A fixed $70 administrative fee is added when this plan is selected.
Automatic payment plan (ACH) for monthly payment plans. A fixed $155 administrative fee is added when this plan is selected. Monthly plans are calculated based on ten, eleven or twelve months. The ten months for payments are July-April, or August-May. The eleven months for payments are June-April or July-May. The Twelve months for payments are June-May. Monthly automatic withdrawals are managed through Security Bank.
VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards accepted. A 3% processing fee will be added to all credit card payments.
2nd student: $1250
3rd student: $2000
4th student: Full tuition grant
***The State of Illinois allows up to a $750 per year in tax credit per family. This is filed with your state income tax. (Please consult your tax advisor for details). Tax receipts are mailed annually by January 31.
Graduation (Seniors): $115 (fee covers cap, gown, diploma, etc.)
Physical Education uniform: $20 per set (fee covers one shirt and one pair of shorts)
Driver's Education: $50
Athletics: $120 1st sport, $110 2nd sport, $100 3rd sport (fee covers the cost of referees, tournaments, conference, athletic facility needs, etc.)
Scholastic Bowl: $90
Speech team: $25
English writing guide: $35 (10th-12th grade transfer students only)