Tuition & Financial Aid
PLAIN & SIMPLE: We will make it affordable for your family to attend Living Word. That is our mission.
Now, let's talk specifics...
The annual tuition for a traditional student of the 2024-2025 school year is $9,400. This is before any tuition assistance. Living Word Lutheran DOES provide financial aid packages. Please contact Mr. Dave Miskimen, LWLHS Executive Director, especially in the event that financial difficulty may burden your decision to attend Living Word.
A few ways we make it affordable from the start:
NO fees for
Activities or sports
Student parking space
Have multiple children at LWLHS at the same time? Tuition for additional full-time students from the same family is $1,000 less than the initial member of the family.
Do you or your spouse work at an LCMS church or school? We offer an LCMS worker discount.
The application fee is due when the student’s initial online application is completed in FACTS. The application fee must be paid before a student will be considered for financial aid or allowed to attend classes. A student will be responsible for the tuition of any grading period (9-week quarter) in which he/she is enrolled, i.e., a part of a quarter’s attendance will constitute a full quarter’s tuition.
Important admissions & financial aid dates:
By December 31 - $200 application fee applied towards tuition, plus an additional $250 tuition credit
By March 15 - Financial aid application due. Families are able to file now and can use last year's tax documents.
By March 31 - $200 application fee applied toward tuition
Church Assistance Program
Members of our Association Churches may receive financial assistance through their church. This assistance program must be completed through each specific church office. Our church partner include:
First Immanuel Lutheran - Cedarburg
Grace Lutheran - Menomonee Falls
Living Word Church - Jackson
Pilgrim Lutheran - West Bend
St. Andrews Lutheran - West Bend
St. John's Lutheran - Glendale
St. John's Lutheran - Mayville
St. John's Lutheran - West Bend
St. Paul Lutheran - Grafton
Trinity Lutheran - Freistadt
Each year we hear from several families that need financial assistance for their children’s tuition. We believe that cost should not be a barrier to an education at Living Word.
A third-party company, FACTS, will assess each applicant’s ability to contribute to their children’s tuition costs. FACTS will provide confidential, standardized and impartial processing of your financial aid request. They in turn will recommend a financial aid amount for your family. Living Word will then review and communicate the decision to you.
Click here to access the financial aid application through FACTS Management. Please note: Online enrollment is required before applying for financial aid.
In the Grant & Aid application in FACTS, you must submit tax documents from the prior year (ex: If enrolling for 2021-2022 school year, you will need to upload the 2020 Tax Documents.) Documents include the 1040 Form, W2 Form, and current paystub.
Private School Choice Program
Families who meet the standards set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction may apply for a voucher to Living Word based on household income and residency requirements. A voucher may be applied for through either the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program or the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, depending on your residency. We advise all applicants to consider applying for the voucher first, and then apply for Tuition Assistance through FACTS if they do not qualify.
Click here to apply for School Choice.
Tuition Tax Deduction
Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum deduction of $4,000 per child in grades K-8 and $10,000 per child grades 9-12 for eligible payments made during the calendar year, regardless of income. If your student moves from 8th grade to high school in the same tax year you may claim both tuition expenses up to $10,000. For more information please see: WCRIS Tax Deduction Page.
I'D LIKE TO
Let's talk how we can make an education at Living Word affordable for your family.
Contact John Winter, Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-677-9353. He would be happy to assist your family!