A Central Lutheran Education is affordable:
94% of CLS students receive some type of financial aid!
It is our sincere desire to make a quality Christian education accessible to those families who support our values, and who seek partnership with our school. Central Lutheran distributes financial aid to families on the basis of need. All financial aid applications are handled with strict confidence. In addition to our Financial Assistance Program we also offer $500 scholarships to kindergartners and new students that meet the SGO Scholarship program guidelines.
Families can lower their own tuition costs by making every day purchases through our SCRIP program and keep costs low for everyone by participating in other incentive programs.
For your convenience, CLS has a couple different payment options available.
- Option 1: Pay tuition monthly through our online billing service.
- Option 2: Pay tuition in full by June 1st and receive a 5% discount on tuition.
Our SCRIP Program
SCRIP is a term that means "substitute money." When school families purchase SCRIP, they are purchasing gift certificates that are used just like cash. SCRIP is issued by national and local retailers at a discount off the face value of the certificate. The SCRIP is then sold to the families at full face value, thus generating revenue. All profit is divided between CLS and the family purchasing SCRIP, (in the form of a tuition credit).
The reason for the effectiveness of SCRIP is simple: families produce revenue by making purchases that they would make anyway. An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing, gasoline and other essentials. They can earn as much as $40,000 - $80,000 per year without spending an additional penny. This is a great opportunity for CLS and our school families. All you have to do is use the program! By planning a little bit ahead and using SCRIP for your everyday purchases, money can be raised for our school and for your child's tuition.
To see a list of SCRIP that we offer click: CLS Scrip Form
Frequently Asked Questions
How is financial aid distributed at Central Lutheran?
CLS recognizes that the primary responsibility for funding a student’s education rests with the student’s family. All requests for financial aid are handled with strict confidentiality. Financial aid is distributed as tuition assistance to qualified families based upon need.
How is financial need determined?
CLS understands that each family situation is different. Decisions are based on information gathered through our financial aid application. We make every effort to accommodate each family’s financial needs. An outside firm analyzes applications and makes recommendations on the amount of aid to distribute to a family.
How do I apply for financial aid at Central Lutheran?
Financial aid applications are available upon request from the school office or by clicking on one of the links below.
Indiana Choice Scholarship – Voucher:
• The student application window for the 2016-2017 school year will open in February 2016.
• As soon as specific application information becomes available to us we will contact all interested families.
• Refer to www.doe.in.gov/choice for more information.