Tuition and Affordability

An investment in the future

Lutheran South believes every family desiring a Christian education should have that chance. In 2019, more than half of our students benefited from over $1.4M in tuition assistance.
Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $15,000 with an additional $250 technology fee. A deposit of $250 is required to enroll and is deducted from the tuition amount. 

The typical Lutheran South family that applies for financial assistance pays approximately 10% of their household adjusted gross income.

For families with multiple children whose tuition exceeds 10% of their adjusted gross income, tuition is calculated at a reduced rate. Families with two children can expect to pay about 15% of their adjusted gross income and 17.5% of their adjusted gross income for three children attending Lutheran South. 

Merit-based aid and association congregation grants are packaged with all need-based awards, making for an achievable and affordable financial investment. 

The Tuition Assistance Program

The online financial assistance application process opens in October for the following school year. Priority will be given to families who apply by January 31.  Families who apply after that date may receive a reduced award. Financial assistance award letters will be mailed on a rolling basis beginning December 1. Families seeking assistance must complete the application process prior to receiving an award.
Merit-based scholarships and grants will automatically be awarded for all applicants. For families seeking financial assistance, these scholarships and grants are included in your total financial award package. 

To apply please complete the confidential application process with the link below.  

Lutheran South FACTS Institution ID number: 37394


Leadership Scholarship
$1,000 scholarships are awarded to select incoming freshman. Students with an 80% or higher composite score on a standardized test and who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and service are welcome to apply for the Leadership Award. This award is renewable annually based on maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA and involvement in at least one extracurricular activity. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019. 


President's Scholarship
An automatic $1,000 award based on a combination of standardized test scores, GPA, and recommendations for incoming students. This scholarship is renewable each year on maintenance of a 3.5 GPA, for a total of $4,000 over four years. 

Lancer Scholarship
Black & Gold Scholarship
This award of $250 is automatically given to select students who have a solid academic performance. This award is renewable each year based upon maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA.


Association Church Grant
Students who are members in good standing of a member church belonging to the Lutheran High School Association (LHSA) receive a $1,200 discount on tuition.  

LHSS Elementary Music Grant
Students who complete four years of instruction in the LHSS elementary band or choir programs in a Lutheran elementary school will receive $200 towards tuition each year they participate in the music program at LHSS.  This will be an $800 award over four years.

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    Mrs. Katrina Schmitt 

    Admissions Director
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    Mrs. Colleen Oge 

    Financial Aid Coordinator & Admissions Assistant
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    Mrs. Laura Maschhoff 

    Admissions and Communications Assistant