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Tuition/Financial Aid


Lakeside charges yearly tuition at two levels: WELS Federated rate and Non-Federated rate. This reflects our belief that members of our federation churches are already supporting Lakeside with first-fruit offerings to their church, which in turn supports Lakeside's mission with monthly offerings. See below for a downloadable/printable version of the info on this page.

Lakeside Lutheran High School tuition is inclusive of all textbooks, equipment, testing supplies, facility fees, technology fees, transportation fees, admission to home athletic contests (except WIAA tournament events), student activity fees, class dues and initial Chromebook. The tuition rates do not include the mandatory enrollment fee, which is charged at the time of enrollment and is based on the date of enrollment.**

Approximate cost of education per student: $13,200


Tuition for 2020-21 school year*
Federated $7,750
Non-Federated $13,200


Three payment schedules are available. Families must select a payment plan during the online enrollment process. ALL tuition payments are processed through Smart Tuition.

  • Annual plan: One payment due by July 25
  • Semester Plan: Two installments: July and January***
  • Monthly Plan: Ten payments beginning in August. Available payment dates 5th, 15th, or 25th of each month***
Family Discount:
      • Second Student: $1,200
      • Third Student: $1,700

Driver's Education (elective, paid separately): $335
PhyEd uniform (freshmen only): $25

Withdrawal: Any student who withdraws will be charged a proration up to and including the day of withdrawal. A surcharge of $250 will be added to the total owed to cover incidental fees and expenses incurred by the school at time of enrollment.
Note: A fee of $40 will be charged for any late payments in addition to a fee of $30 for NSF or returned checks. Continued delinquency may result in suspension of student involvement in activities, athletics, and/or classes until the balance is resolved. Accounts requiring alternative payment arrangements may be charged a convenience fee.


Please note that neither the federated tuition rate nor the WPCP voucher amount reflect the full cost of providing a quality Christ-centered education at LLHS. All students benefit from the generous contributions of surrounding congregations, remarkable individuals, and ministry-minded organizations who believe in the mission of Lakeside. If you believe the Lord has blessed you with financial resources above and beyond your family’s tuition rate, we ask that you prayerfully consider making a donation to the school to help continue to support Christian education in our area.

* Some classes and activities may incur an additional fee.
** Lakeside's enrollment fees are based on the following schedule:
      • Prior to Feb 1: $100
      • Feb 1 or later, but prior to April 1: $200
      • Any time including or after April 1: $300
***This plan automatically withdraws monthly (ACH) from your account. Final payment for graduating seniors will be due by May 10.


Financial Aid

The Recruitment Director, Financial Manager, or Principal will answer questions you may have regarding financial aid. Feel free to contact any of these people in person, via phone, or via e-mail at your convenience.


Financial aid at Lakeside Lutheran is based strictly on financial need. All students, future and present, must apply for financial aid before March 1 for full consideration for the upcoming school year.


Financial Aid Application

LLHS is working with SmartAid for our financial aid servicing needs. This is the financial aid division of SmartTuition, our tuition management service. All students are eligible to apply. The Financial Aid application site is available either of the following ways:

  1. the link in your enrollment confirmation e-mail
  2. directly at https://smartaidforparents.com2  (School code is 13588)

There is no application fee for financial aid.

Lakeside's Financial Aid Committee will review the recommendations made by Smart Aid in late spring and communicate any awards to you at that time. If you plan to apply for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), you should also apply for financial aid in case your student does not receive a WPCP voucher. Please note that a Smart Aid application and a WPCP application are two distinct processes that do not work for both systems. You MUST apply for each separately.

1If you have completed your enrollment/re-enrollment through InfoSnap, you will/have received an e-mail notifying you that Financial Aid applications are open.

2Whether you have or have not completed enrollment, you may apply for aid via the direct link above. We encourage you to complete your enrollment before January 31 to minimize the enrollment fee; the $100 fee increases for enrollments received after January 31. We are not able to offer you an aid package before the Financial Aid Committee meets in late spring, and then, only if you have completed the application and submitted all documents.

Download a pdf of customized written instructions for LLHS below:


About the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

Lakeside Lutheran High School is part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). For students selected to the WPCP, families receive a voucher from the state of Wisconsin that pays their students' Lakeside tuition in full. The open application period for the statewide Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) runs February 1 through April 20.
Students entering 9th grade and those transferring from a public high school at any grade level are eligible to receive a voucher. 
See here for more info


Wisconsin Tuition Tax Deduction

As your family looks into the details of the Wisconsin Private School Tuition Tax Deduction, see some FAQs here.


A "tuition paid" report is retrieved via log-in to your Smart Tuition account. Once logged in, click on Family Tuition Statement available after January 15. 


Download a 2019 PS form: