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3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603 | 989.790.1676

Tuition & Financial Aid

The highest quality Christian education is more vital than ever for the Great Lakes Bay Region and our world. We understand that not everyone can afford a Valley Lutheran High School education. That’s why we do everything in our power to help families of all backgrounds who want their children to grow and lead at Valley Lutheran High School.

Student tuition and congregational funding provide 80% of Valley Lutheran High School’s operating budget. Additional support and resources come from the Valley Lutheran Foundation, annual fundraising events, the Parent Organization, the Booster Club, and from many individuals and groups who actively support the school financially and through their time, talents, and prayers. It is through the efforts of these many friends of Valley Lutheran High School that tuition is less than the cost of education, which is in excess of $9,500.

Please contact us if you need help understanding your financial options — we’re here to help.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

  • Students from Association Churches: $6,600 (Note: Association churches contribute to a substantial portion of the costs for these students.)
  • Non-Association LCMS Students: $7,750 (Note: Non-LCMS students who are graduates of LCMS elementary schools are eligible for this rate.)
  • Community Students: $8,100
  • International Students: $10,500

Financial Aid

Valley Lutheran High School seeks to serve all students who desire our Christ-centered educational program, regardless of financial situation. If you want to attend Valley Lutheran High School, we want you here, too. Financial aid is available for students who need it.

Applications for financial aid are to be submitted online to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment for processing and evaluation. There is a $30 processing fee. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019, for full consideration. Applications submitted after April 1 will be considered, as funds are available, with a minimum late penalty reduction of 10% of the recommended grant. Families will be informed of grants by mail in early July.

If you have any questions or concerns about paying tuition, please contact us at (989) 790-1676.

Other Tuition Information

Tuition Down Payment

New Students pay a non-refundable $200 tuition down payment at the time of registration.

Re-Registration Fee

Returning students pay a $100 re-registration fee. The fee is waived for students who complete re-registration in full by April 1.

Pre-Paid Tuition Program

Valley Lutheran High School offers a pre-paid tuition program for interested families. More information about this program is available here and the contract here.

Payment Schedules

Valley Lutheran High School tuition may be paid annually or monthly. Payment schedule options include:

  • Plan #1 – Annual
  • Plan #2 – Monthly Payment by Electronic Fund Transfers
    • Eleven equal payments beginning July 2019 through May 2020. Request and complete an Electronic Fund Transfer authorization form and return to the school office.
  • Plan #3 – Monthly Payment by Cash or Check
    • Eleven equal payments due on the 15th of each month beginning July 2019 through May 2020.

Contact the Business Manager, Mr. Bill Ankoviak at (989) 790-1676 if you have special circumstances that necessitate a different payment plan.

Changing Payment Plans

Occasionally, circumstances make it impossible to make payments on schedule. At such a time, contact should be made with the Business Manager.

Tuition and Fee Payment Policies

Report cards, transcripts, and diplomas will be released only if tuition and fees are paid in full. The family is responsible for all costs resulting from referral of accounts to a collection agency or payments halted due to insufficient funds. Students who withdraw during the school year will be charged tuition for the entire quarter in which they withdraw.

It is surely many sacrifices to send our kids to Valley Lutheran, but to say it is all worth it is an understatement.

Current parent of a Valley Lutheran student