The Ministry of Financial Aid
At Grace Lutheran School, we never want money to be a barrier to a quality, Christian education.
At Grace Lutheran School, financial aid is a ministry, the ministry of opportunity. Our financial aid decisions are guided by the very same Biblical principles integrated into our entire educational program.
At its essence, needs-based financial aid represents opportunity for children of all races, sexes, income levels and church affiliation. Financial aid is a profound opportunity.
The opportunity for a better education.
The opportunity to give oneself to a lifetime of service.
Financial aid at Grace Lutheran School is an opportunity for children and families who are like-minded and willing to rise above their circumstance to fully achieve God’s calling in their lives. As a steward of this precious and limited opportunity, St. Paul writes:
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
(Phil. 3:13, 14)
Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! (Mark 10:14)
At Grace Lutheran School, our goal is to give opportunity to as many children as possible.
“Present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice.” (Romans 12:1). Ultimately everyone at Grace Lutheran School is sacrificing to provide this precious lifetime opportunity to our children, including teachers, staff, and administrators. Retirees, working families and others support our schools through private donations and congregational subsidy. In decades past, sacrificing donors made possible the school facility we now enjoy.
While the FACTs process for financial aid (link below) is a tool to determine the amount you can pay, ultimately we expect you to sacrifice to pay the highest possible tuition amount, even if the FACTs assessment shows a lower amount. That way, all children and families in our communities who are willing to sacrifice can have the opportunity for a better life for their children.