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TUITION & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

 
Lake Country Lutheran High School is proud to be part of a community that supports each other emotionally, spiritually, and financially.  Tuition prices are determined based on donations and the cost to deliver an excellent educational experience for your student.  As a not-for-profit organization, it is our hope that every student who wants to be part of the Lightning Family has the opportunity to do so. 
 

60% of students receive tuition assistance.

Financial circumstances can be difficult for families considering a Private, Christian High School education for their children.  However, at LCL we make every effort to offer a fair tuition price as well as creative tuition assistance options.  

 

We are proud that families of all income levels participate in LCL's tuition assistance program.  See the chart below for more information.

Household Income Number of Students Receiving Tuition Assistance*
Under $65,000 45
$65,000-$92,000 30
$92,000-$105,000 26
$105,000-$125,000 33
$125,000-$150,000 18
$150,000-$200,000 13
Over $200,000 9

*Missing data on ~50 families who are not included.

For the current tuition at LCL, please reach out to the Director of Admissions, Carson Cantwell, at 262-367-8600 x380. He is happy to share this with you and learn more your student.  You can also complete the inquiry form and select the option at the top "Learn about Tuition & Assistance".  An email with tuition information will be sent to you immediately upon submitting the form.

Inquire & Learn More

 

Listed below are the many different options available for tuition assistance. After you explore the options below, please reach out so we can creatively work with you and your specific, financial situation.  It all starts with a conversation!  

 
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Class of '22, Emily

"One of my friends encouraged me to try out for the musical. The community is so loving and caring. Before theatre I was very shy, I didn’t speak up too much. Ever since joining theatre, I’ve been able to put myself out there and be more confident in who I am...and in who God made me."

DONOR-FUNDED FINANCIAL AID

Lake Country Lutheran has an amazing group of donors and supporters that give annually to the Lightning Fund. These donors allow families in need to receive financial aid.  Currently, students' financial aid awards roll-over for all 4-years to give families confidence in their budget planning.  Only new students apply for financial aid.  
 
LCL uses FACTS to assist with determining levels of donor funded financial aid for its families.  Please apply early and give yourself enough time. 
This entire process can take up to 2-4 weeks.  The FACTS Financial Aid Application can be completed after April 15th, however, the majority of financial aid will be awarded to those families that meet the April 15th deadline.  Click here for application instructions.
  
For further questions about the FACTS application process or tuition assistance considerations, please contact the Director of Admissions, Mr. Carson Cantwell.
Apply for Financial Aid

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are a great option for donors to invest in the lives of students based on the donor's specifications.  Eligibility is based on need, merit, or both.  Please see the details of each scholarship below.  If you are interested in starting a scholarship fund, please reach out to Mr. Carson Cantwell, Director of Admissions.

Click here to see the full list of scholarships available and their qualifications.

PARTNERSHIP CONGREGATION DISCOUNT

Lake Country Lutheran is supported by congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who are fundamental in creating communities rooted in Christian values, and inspiring and shaping students through an education in Christ.  These churches support our high school ministry by giving chapels, being present on-campus, offering youth groups, praying for our families, through financial support, and governance of our organization.  Lightning families who are members of these congregations receive a tuition discount of $2,000 per year.  To see if your church is on the list or if you would like to become a member at one of these churches, check out the list here.

WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM (WPCP)

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) offers assistance for students who live outside of the cities of Milwaukee or Racine.  To qualify for this program you must live outside the cities of Milwaukee and Racine and you must meet the income requirements.  Applications must be submitted between the application dates.  Please contact the Director of Admissions for more information.
Application Dates:  February 1st - April 20th

SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (SNSP)

Students who have a current or recent IEP may qualify for significant financial support through SNSP.  Students who qualify and receive a seat in this program, will only be responsible for a maximum of $4,000 in tuition.  

Paper applications are available for each school year from July 1st to June 30th.  New and Transfer SNSP applications for the 2023-24 school year begin July 1st, 2023.  Applications must be submitted to LCL's SNSP administrator.  LCL is limited in the number of seats available each year.  If your student has an IEP, please reach out right away so we can discuss our SNSP program, the requirements, and the timeline.  

STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND

Born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have a fund specifically for families in desperate financial situations.  Similar to financial aid, this is donor-funded financial support.  Donors designed this fund to support returning students whose families are experiencing extreme financial circumstances. These are temporary financial awards and do not roll-over from year-to-year.  Please reach contact the Director of Admissions for more information.  

WISCONSIN TAX DEDUCTION

Beginning with the tax year 2014, the State of Wisconsin introduced legislation (Wis. Stat. § 71.05(6)(b)49), in which private school tuition payments paid on or after January 1, 2014 are eligible for an annual income tax deduction. Qualified taxpayers may potentially claim up to the deduction limit ($4,000 in 2021) for each dependent child in grades Kindergarten through 8th and up to the deduction limit ($10,000 in 2021) for each dependent child in grades 9th through 12th. Tuition claimed must be paid in the tax year in which it is being filed. 
 
This 2022 tax year many families may have two tax statements, one from TADS and another from SchoolAdmin. Below are the links for you to access both systems to get your information.
 
For any payments made in the tax year 2022 for the 2021-22 school year or prior, you will need to access a tax form from TADS. You can log into TADS. If you have any questions, please reach out to TADS at 1-800-477-8237.
 
For any payments made for the tax year 2022 for the 2022-23 school year, you will need to access the tax form from SchoolAdmin.  To obtain your tuition payments, log into your SchoolAdmin account and click the billing tab.  The tax statement is a link located within the ledger header. If you have any questions, Student Accounts can be reached at studentaccounts@LHSAGM.org or 414-261-0280.
 
For more information on how to claim these expenses, log into your click on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue form: Schedule PS - Private School Tuition. In preparing the form, taxpayers will need our FEIN which is 39-0889672, as well as the amount of tuition paid last year. 
 
The presented information is not legal or tax advice. The LHSAGM is prohibited from giving or providing tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for specifics on your personal circumstances.
Cantwell, Carson
Mr. Carson Cantwell, Director of Admissions
CCantwell@LakeCountryHS.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 380

Additional Responsibilities: Assistant Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach, Director of Thunder Basketball

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Major: History, Minor: Education)

Volunteer Activities: Serve as a leader for Divorce Care Ministry at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, Serve on Call Committee at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church

"I serve at LCL to Share Jesus, Shape Lives, and Develop Leaders. Philippians 4:13 - I can do all this through Him who gives me strength."

Student Accounts, Financial Aid and Tuition Questions
StudentAccounts@lhsagm.org | 414.421.9100