Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

We work hard to keep our tuition affordable for families that desire an outstanding Christian education.  Generous donors have made scholarship and tuition assistance available at Lutheran West. In fact, 80% of our families receive scholarships and tuition assistance totaling approximately $1 million annually.
 

Tuition & Fees

  • 2017-18: $10,470 (tuition & fees)
    • Senior graduation fee - additional $100

 

Non-Merit Based Scholarships -Annually Renewable 

Association Church Scholarship: A $2,500 annually renewable scholarship awarded to every student who is a member in good standing of an Association congregation, with pastor’s signature.

Partner Church Scholarship: A $750 annually renewable scholarship awarded to every student who is a member in good standing of a Partner congregation, with pastor’s signature.

Multiple Enrolled Student Scholarship: A $1,000 annually renewable scholarship awarded to the 2nd and 3rd student enrolled from the same family.

Christian Pastor Scholarship: A 25% tuition scholarship awarded to the student of a full-time Christian Pastor.

Christian Teacher Scholarship: A 25% tuition scholarship awarded to the student of a full-time teacher at a Christian school.


Merit Based Scholarships

Freshmen Merit Scholarships - Annually Renewable (*)

The Senney Honors Academy Presidential Scholarship: A $2,500 annually renewable scholarship awarded to two incoming freshmen.  Incoming freshmen scoring at the 92nd percentile or higher on the Lutheran West Placement Test (October and December tests only) will be invited to attend the Senney Honors Academy Presidential Scholarship Interview Day. The winners will be selected based on their performance at the Senney Honors Academy Presidential Scholarship Interview Day. Candidates who are awarded this scholarship will be enrolled in The Senney Honors Academy.

Top 8th Grade Graduate of a Lutheran Elementary School: A $1,000 annually renewable scholarship awarded to the top 8th grade graduate of each Lutheran Elementary School.

 

Freshmen Merit Scholarships - One Year Awards (*)

Lutheran West Placement Testing Scholarship: A one year award given to each freshman student who achieves the following composite score on the Lutheran West Placement Test:

92nd percentile: $500
95th percentile: $1,000
97th percentile: $1,500


Instrumental Music Scholarship: A non-renewable scholarship awarded to multiple students per academic year, with the maximum scholarship award being $1,000.  Students may audition with the instrument of their choice. Audition registration with the Music Department is required by Thursday, November 3, 2016. Auditions will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Vocal Music Scholarship: A non-renewable scholarship awarded to one or more students per academic year, with the maximum scholarship award being $1,000. Audition registration with the Music Department is required by Thursday, November 3, 2016. Auditions will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Art Portfolio Scholarship: A non-renewable scholarship awarded to one or more student per academic year, with the maximum scholarship award being $1,000. Students may submit an art portfolio of their choice to the Art Department by Thursday, November 10, 2016. Registration with the Art Department by Thursday, November 3, 2016 is required for participation. 

(*) Note: The cumulative total for Lutheran West merit scholarships cannot exceed $2,500 per academic year.  Non-merit based scholarships and Need Based Financial Aid are considered separately and are not included in this limit.


Need Based Financial Awards

Tuition assistance, need-based scholarships and student loans may be available.

Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid
Tuition assistance, need-based scholarships and student loans may be available.

Tuition Assistance
Families that are new to Lutheran West are invited to apply for Tuition Assistance if they have financial need.

Family circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Awards are given on a rolling basis, making timely application important.  Submission of a Lutheran West Admission Application is recommended, but not required, prior to making application for Tuition Assistance through FACTS Grand & Aid Assessment.
 
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Lutheran West’s Tuition Assistance Program.  Please note, there is a $30.00 application fee that will be requested by FACTS at the time of tuition assistance application submission.

Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an online application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.  Applicants can apply online for the 2017-18 academic year beginning November 1, at

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3CNLC.

If you have an existing FACTS account, please sign on using that account login and select the Grant & Aid tab to begin the Tuition Assistance application.  If this is your first time working with FACTS, please begin by setting up a new account.   Once an online Tuition Assistance application has been completed, the following information will need to be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:

  • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of your 2014 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in PDF format online. Alternatively, if you are unable to upload supporting documentation, documentation can also be faxed to 1-866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below. Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.
 
                FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
                P.O. Box 82524
                Lincoln, NE  68501-2524
 
If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.

Pierstorf Loan

Students who are members in good standing in a Christian congregation can request to be considered for a Pierstorf loan. Requests should be directed to the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association office.
 

Need More Information?

For general scholarship and tuition assistance questions, please contact:

Hyldee Hess, Director of Admissions
Email: hhess@lutheranwest.com
Phone: (440) 799-8328


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