Tuition Assistance

Tuition and Fees

Lutheran South believes every child deserves a Christian education. It is our goal to never turn away a student due to tuition. To that end, we offer various scholarships to assist our families, as well as $1.4 million in financial aid.

Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $15,000.
A deposit of $250 is required to enroll. This deposit is deducted from your tuition amount. 

The Tuition Assistance Program

Lutheran South's Tuition Assistance Program includes both merit-based and need-based assistance in the form of scholarships and financial aid awards.

The financial aid application process can be completed online.  
During the application process, you will need our FACTS Institution ID numbers: 37394

Deadline for Financial Aid

Online financial aid applications open October 2019 for the following school year. Priority will be given to families who apply by April 30, 2020. Families who apply after this may not receive an award or may receive a significantly reduced amount. Financial aid award letters will be mailed to each family on a rolling basis beginning December 1 for the following school year.

For families to receive their aid award, they must have completed the entire school admissions application process. 


President's Scholarship
An automatic $1,000 award based on a 96 or higher composite percentile score on a standardized test for incoming freshmen.  This scholarship is renewable each year on maintenance of a 3.5 GPA, for a total of $4,000 over four years. 
Leadership Scholarship
These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to a few, select incoming Lancers. Students with an 80% or higher composite score on a standardized test and who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and service are welcome to apply for the Leadership Award. This award is renewable annually based on maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA and involvement in at least one extracurricular activity. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019. 


Lancer Scholarship
Black & Gold Scholarship
This award of $250 is automatically given to select students who show a strong alignment with the mission and goals of our school and have demonstrated the necessary academic performance and skills needed to succeed.  This award is renewable each year based upon maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA and the demonstration of active engagement in service programs and other extracurricular activities, based on the assessment of the Principal and Dean of Students.

Association Church Scholarship
Students who are confirmed members in good standing of a member church belonging to the Lutheran High School Association (LHSA) receive a $1,200 discount on tuition.  

LHSS Elementary Music Scholarship
Students who complete four years of instruction in the LHSS elementary band or choir programs in a Lutheran elementary school will receive $200 towards tuition each year they participate in the music program at LHSS.  This will be an $800 award over four years.


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  • Q: How can I possibly afford tuition?

    Private school tuition varies greatly across the country and even within the St. Louis area. Students who are confirmed members in good standing of a Lutheran church in the Lutheran High School Association receive a $1200 discount. There are also multiple student discounts for families who have two or more students at Lutheran South at the same time.

    For some families this tuition amount will seem daunting. While Lutheran South does offer tuition assistance for families who qualify and also awards several one-time and renewable merit scholarships for selected incoming freshman, the cost may still seem unaffordable especially when public school is virtually free. How does a middle income family afford it?

    Commitment and mindset can be the key. When something as important as Christian education becomes a priority, it is easier to find a plan to make it work. If you believe that a Christian high school education is important in the academic and spiritual development of your son or daughter then sacrifices in other areas become acceptable if not essential. Some parents will need to ask the question: “What less important things can I do without or cut back?”

    It’s a tough thing to take a look at our comfortable lives and the lives of those around us and think about doing without. We’re not all that good at it. But is it worth it for what you can give your child? Committed Christian families, with the Lord’s help, are making it work to send their children to Lutheran High School South. Is it often a huge sacrifice? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Nothing is more important than the daily presence of God’s Word in the lives of your son or daughter. Nothing. The enduring value for your child of the investment you make now is well worth the sacrifice.
  • Q: Are your students awarded college scholarships?

    Our graduates are offered millions of dollars in scholarships every year for academics, athletics, music, and other special talents. 

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