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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. Tuition is an investment in your child and an investment in the future.  We know that affording tuition can be difficult though, 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.

2020-21 Tuition Rates

  • Students from Association Churches: $6,850 (Note: Association churches contribute to a substantial portion of the costs for these students.)
  • Non-Association LCMS Students: $8,000 (Note: Non-LCMS students who are graduates of LCMS elementary schools are eligible for this rate.)
  • Community Students: $8,350
  • International Students: $11,000

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, 2020, 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 mid July.

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

Pre-Paid Tuition Program

Parents, grandparents, and friends can lock-in and pay future tuition at today’s rates through our Pre-Paid Tuition Program. Interested families can pay next year’s tuition or even tuition 10 years from now at today’s rates through this program. The details of this program are available here and the contract here.

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
The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.