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Abiding Shepherd Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) Parochial School Tuition Policies  Needs based tuition support is the default level for Abiding Shepherd

Lutheran Church (ASLC). Voluntary contributions that have no adverse impacts on the general operating budget of ASLC are the source of any additional tuition subsidization.  ASLC will provide ELS and WELS elementary school tuition support for the

2012/13 and 2013/14 school years, in the form of a subsidization of the difference between “member” and “non-member” tuition up to the maximum levels stated below. “Member” tuition in this context is the tuition that would be paid by a member of the church affiliated with the elementary school. Please contact each ELS or WELS elementary school directly for all current fees. Support levels beyond needs based, if any, for subsequent years have not been established. o Families of students who attend Abiding Shepherd Lutheran Church should pay the “member” tuition rate(s) of the school(s) being attended when the difference between “member” and “nonmember” tuition rates is less than or equal to the maximum levels detailed below. For school year 2008/9, based on information available when this policy was drafted, all local ELS and WELS schools except St. Paul, Lake Mills fall under this calculation method. o Families of students who attend Abiding Shepherd Lutheran Church should pay the “non -member” tuition rate(s) minus the maximum support level(s) detailed below for school(s) being attended when the difference between “member” and “non-member” tuition rates is greater than the maximum levels detailed below. For school year 2008/9, based on information available when this policy was drafted, St. Paul Lake Mills falls under this calculation method. o ASLC will make subsidy payments directly to the school(s) being attended, not to member families. Only tuition fees; not registration, book, computer, etc. fees; are to be used for the above calculations. ASLC provides no support for non-tuition fees.


 Maximum support or subsidization levels for ELS and WELS elementary

school tuition is calculated by family. Please note the limits for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 school years will be: o $1,500 for the 1st child, $1,000 for the 2nd child, $500 for the 3rd child and $250 for each additional child. Support levels beyond needs based, if any, for subsequent years have not been established.  ASLC will pay the Lakeside Lutheran High School (LLHS) fees necessary to

receive Federation level tuition for ASLC member families for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 school years. Families of students who attend Abiding Shepherd Lutheran Church should pay Federation tuition rates for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 school years. Support levels beyond needs based, if any, for subsequent years have not been established. In the absence of voluntary contributions no high school tuition support will be available.  ASLC will provide up to $150.00 per child per year of the actual costs of

Christian education materials or programs for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 school years for members providing home schooling for their elementary or high school children. An invoice for such materials should be provided to ASLC so ASLC can make a direct payment to the supplier for such materials or programs. Bibles and Lutheran Catechisms are not reimbursable items.  ASLC encourages members to utilize the elementary schools of sister ELS

and WELS congregations to meet their Christian elementary education needs. ASLC has no plans to establish an elementary school.  ASLC provides no Christian education support at the pre-school level.  ASLC provides no Christian education support at the post-secondary or

college level.  ASLC maintains a Christian Education Fund for voluntary support

contributions.  Members with financial need are encouraged to utilize all opportunities for

tuition support including those offered by the school(s) being attended.

Tuition Policy  

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