Tuition, Financial Assistance, and Payment Plans

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Tuition, Financial Assistance, and Payment Plans

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Tuition Assistance and Scholarships
Lutheran West wants to help make a Christ-centered high school education financially possible for more families. Tuition assistance and scholarships are available because of the generosity of the congregations and donors who support our school's mission. The Cleveland Lutheran High School Association and its member schools admit students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin. 
New and returning families requesting tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year must apply through the FACTS website. The 2021-2022 tuition assistance application is available through May 1, 2021.  Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 31, 2020.  Tuition Assistance awards will be sent in early February 2021(*).  

Please note:  
  1. A $35 processing fee is charged by FACTS when submitting the tuition assistance application.
  2. For students with two households, a separate FACTS tuition assistance application must be submitted for each household. Tuition assistance can only be applied to the applicant's household.  Assistance will not be applied to a secondary household or split between households without an application being received from both.
  3. Families of prospective students requesting tuition assistance must submit an admissions application prior to receiving a tuition assistance award.

(*) families that have been accepted for Early Decision Enrollment and have submitted a tuition assistance application prior to November 15, 2020 will receive their award notification by November 25, 2020.

If you are prospective family or family already in the admissions process with Lutheran West, and you have questions regarding tuition assistance and/or scholarships, contact:
Kelly Browning, Director of Admissions

Tuition Manager's Office (for Current Families) - 2020-2021
If you are a current parent or guardian who needs to discuss or arrange for tuition payments and/or payment plans, please contact:
Kathy Robinson, Tuition Manager
Tuition and Payment Plan Information 
Tuition & Fees for 2021-22: $12,000
Lutheran West offers a variety of scholarships including merit-based and more. For a complete listing of scholarships, click here. 
Academic, Activity, and Technology Fees (Student Activity Fee)
Annual technology, academic, and  activity fees are included in the tuition price. This includes: student laptop, science lab fee, consumer science lab fee, industrial technology lab fee, art class fee, gym uniform, school-issued lock, enrollment fee, Homecoming t-shirt, and a yearbook. There may be optional fees throughout the year that are specific to a team, organization/club, field trips, or other such activities.
All 12th grade students are charged a $100 graduation fee, which covers the costs of robes, diplomas, graduation programs, and graduation venue. The fee will be added to the student's payment plan and is non-refundable. All payments must be completed prior to graduation in order for a student to participate and to receive his/her diploma and transcripts.
Note:  Scholarships and Tuition Assistance cannot be applied towards fees.
Enrollment & Payment Options
Lutheran West uses the TADS system for tuition billing and collection. Families will complete all enrollment documents though TADS and will pay a $100 re-enrollment deposit for returning families and a $250 enrollment deposit deposit for new students.  Once this is completed, a student will be considered enrolled at Lutheran West.  These deposits will reflect as a credit on your student's tuition billing statement for the 2020-2021 school year.  Enrollment after 2/28/20 will result in an additional $50 late enrollment fee.
Upon enrollment for the year in TADS, tuition agreements are electronically sent.  Families have the option to choose a payment plan. For the 2020-2021 school year, Lutheran West offers annual, semi-annual, bi-monthly, and 10-month plans. The 10-month payment plan will be considered the default payment option. Parents may choose a different plan by signing up for it in their TADS account. There will be a $55 one-time fee charged by TADS to set up a monthly billing plan.
All payments will be billed from TADS on behalf of Lutheran West. Payments can be made through TADS via check, ACH, or credit card (+3% fee for credit card). 
Payment Plans
Payment plan amounts shown below are per payment and include Academic fees from Lutheran West. This breakdown does not factor in any scholarships, tuition assistance, or TADS incurred fees. Plans begin in July of each year. Students are expected to have started payments prior the beginning of the academic year.
Monthly Plan (10 payments): $1,165
Bi-Monthly Plan (6 payments): $1,942
Semi-Annual Plan (2 payments): $5,825
Annual Plan (1 payment):  $11,650
Late Payments/Delinquent Accounts
Tuition payments not received by the due date will be assessed a late fee of $15. Delinquent tuition payments may result in a student being withheld from classes and activities until the account becomes current. In addition, past due accounts can also result in student not being able to return the following semester and/or school year.  Report cards, records, diplomas, and transcripts will not be released until all tuition and fees are paid in full.  At school year end, any outstanding account may be subject to collections at school's discretion.
Prior Year Tuition
Lutheran West expects that all tuition and fees will be paid in full by June of each school year. Should a family not fulfill their financial obligation to Lutheran West, their student may not be allowed to return in subsequent years, and may be subject to collections. 
Withdrawn Students
In the case a student is withdrawn or dismissed from Lutheran West at any time during the school year, families will be expected to pay any current and past invoices before records are released. In the case a student is withdrawn or dismissed after August 1st, $500 withdrawal fee is non-refundable. The date of withdrawal/dismissal will be the date specified by the principal.  All fees are non-refundable and are assessed in full at the beginning of the school year.  
Late Enrollment
Students who enroll after the school year has begun will be charged tuition on a per-diem basis beginning with the day they enroll. Fees are not charged on a per-diem basis, but instead are charged in full on the student's enrollment day. 
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