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Lutheran High School West Tuition

2019-2020 Tuition: $11,650
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
Annual technology, academic, and  activity fees are included in the tuition rate (student fees). 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 progams, 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 toward 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.

Upon enrollment for the year in TADS, families then 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 service charges and fees incurred by students. 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.

10-Month 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 April 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 July 1st, $500 of tuition and fees is non-refundable.  Upon the start of the first day of school, the cost of withdrawal is based on the current school withdrawal policy as outlined in the student handbook. 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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