Tuition and Tuition Assistance

We are grateful that you are considering Winnebago Lutheran Academy for your family. WLA is a private, Christian high school that strives to glorify God by equipping students with an excellent Christian education. We are driven by our desire to point students to the meaning of their lives, give them a sense of belonging in this family, and encourage them to live their purpose for the rest of their lives.

Educational costs can be overwhelming, but we are here to help make this investment attainable. While WLA’s actual cost of education per student for the 2023-24 school year is approximately $11,000 per student, we are thankful for our partners and supporters who help to make Christian education affordable for our families. Their support funds almost 20% of WLA students’ total cost of education, saving our families thousands of dollars.

In addition to that initial savings, assistance comes to families in multiple ways:

“It’s very welcoming here, and everyone is just so happy for you to be here.  All the teachers really know you really well.”

– Class of ‘21

2024-25 Tuition Rates

Current tuition rates are:

  • $7,175 WLA Association Student
  • $8,500 Non-Association Student

WLA’s tuition includes fees for participation in athletics and fine arts, textbook rental, and Chromebook rental.[1]

[1] Tuition agreements for the 2024-25 school year will be sent to families in May via email through FACTS, WLA’s tuition management program. The agreement will include any credits applicable to your family.

Part of setting up your family’s tuition agreement is setting up a payment plan for the 2024-25 school year. Families have the option to pay in full by August 15th, pay by semester (half due in August and half in January), or pay monthly (August – May).

How many students receive financial aid at WLA?

This year students received nearly $1.4 million in financial assistance through the following programs:

  • 56 students were awarded Financial Aid
  • 115 students received Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Vouchers
  • 24 students qualified for Special Needs Scholarship Program Grants

Concerned about the Cost to attend WLA?

Visit our Financial Aid page for details on WLA Financial Aid and a link to the online application. Financial Aid applications submitted by April 18th receive preference in awards.

Visit our Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) page for details on the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program and a link to the online application.

Note: the WPCP is only open to new students at WLA and those currently receiving a voucher. There is an income limit for first time applicants (the link above details the limits). The deadline to apply for a WPCP voucher is April 18th.

Visit our Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP) page for details on the Special Needs Scholarship Program and a link to the application and FAQ. The SNSP is open to Wisconsin residents who have either a public school Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a private school Services Plan (ISP) (copy for this page is below)

Contact Business Manager Eric Schraufnagel ( or 920-921-4930 ext 307) with questions.