Breaking Barriers to Private Education
Orange Lutheran’s comprehensive, need-based financial assistance program allows all Lancers to be prepared and strengthened for a Christian life of purpose, service, and leadership in a global society. Through need-based financial aid, over $3.5 million is awarded in tuition assistance each year to ensure that the OLu Experience is accessible to everyone. We are determined to meet each family where they are so that an education at Orange Lutheran can be a part of their story.
2022-23 Tuition & Fees
Extracurricular and co-curricular activities may have additional fees required — see program teacher, coach, or advisor for this information.
When considering an Orange Lutheran High School education, our Financial Aid Committee is here to help make it a reality. We are committed to providing a comprehensive need-based program of financial aid along with a limited number of scholarships which make it possible for all admitted students to attend. With over $3.5 million in financial aid plus scholarships awarded annually, Orange Lutheran continues to fulfill its mission and vision of raising up extraordinary young men and women for a Christian life of purpose, service, and leadership.
Applications for financial aid open on September 1 for the following school year. All applications received will be processed by the committee and any awards applied in a timely manner to your financial contract.
As a requirement of receiving financial aid, each student or a representing family member must volunteer at least 12 hours at the Orange Lutheran Thrift Shop. Net proceeds from the Thrift Shop directly support the financial aid program at Orange Lutheran.
Orange Lutheran High School is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities. Funding of scholarships is contingent upon acceptance and students must maintain good attendance and remain in good academic and disciplinary standing to remain eligible.
Partner in Ministry Scholarship
- For students whose parent or legal guardian is employed 30 hours or more per week at a qualified Bible-based Christian church and/or school which mirrors the faith-based education and spiritual values in practice at Orange Lutheran High School.
- Parent or legal guardian must complete the Employment Verification Form every school year. Click below to complete.
Amount of Scholarship
Scholarship amount is based on enrollment. The Partner in Ministry Scholarship MAY be combined with financial aid and other scholarship awards.
- On-Campus: $5,750
- Blended 4: $3,275
- Blended 2: $1,615
- Blended 1: $825
Lancer Alumni Scholarship
- For students whose parent or legal guardian who is an alumni of Orange Lutheran
- Diploma verification form required. Click below to complete.
Amount of Scholarship
- A one-time scholarship of $500 awarded for first year of attendance
- Lancer Alumni Scholarship MAY be combined with financial aid and other scholarship awards
Tuition & Financial Aid FAQ
Orange Lutheran High School was founded in 1973 by an association of Lutheran churches. Orange Lutheran is governed by delegates from the Association which also elects our Board of Directors. Students verified as members by one of our Association churches receive discounted tuition, which is partially subsidized by the Association churches and re-verified annually. The annual verification process is initiated by Orange Lutheran based on students enrolling and indicating that they are members of one of our Association churches. Each Association church has different criteria for verifying members, but the criteria generally includes regular worship, involvement and service, and regular tithing.
Orange Lutheran’s Board of Directors is pleased to earmark over $3 million annually for need-based financial assistance, which assists nearly 500 families. We also offer a limited number of scholarships. Please see the Scholarships section for more information.
- Apply through FACTS Grant & Aid
- Sign in or create a username and password HERE
- Under FACTS Grant & Aid, select “Start Application”
*Deadline: March 1st
All applicants must submit their completed tax return including Form 1040, all supporting schedules and W-2s with their application in FACTS.
We strive to process all financial aid applications as quickly as possible, pending successful completion of the following requirements:
- Acceptance to Orange Lutheran High School
- Complete receipt of all required financial documents through FACTS
If you don’t need financial assistance at the beginning of the school year but suffer a major hardship later, contact the Financial Aid Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be happy to assist and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Calculating your Tuition Balance (example based on 2020-2021 tuition rates)
Upon receipt of your financial aid award, you can estimate your monthly tuition amount. Your award will be subtracted from the annual tuition rate of either:
Families receiving need-based financial aid are eligible to make monthly payments at no additional charge. Monthly payments begin in May and continue through April of the following year.
For example, if you are an Association member and receive $2,135 in financial aid, your monthly tuition payment will be:
Less Fin. Aid ($ 2,135)
Balance $13,440 / 12 months = $1,120 per month, starting in May.