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Current Costs & Scrip


The Winnebago Lutheran Academy Plenary Board approved an operating budget of $2,578,875 for the 2017-18 school year. The approved budget increases Association tuition rates by $175 per student (3%). WLA’s actual cost of education per student for 2017-18 will be $8,700 per student. We’re thankful for the annual support of our Association churches and individual donors who  help bridge the gap between the actual cost of education and the tuition charged.

WLA’s tuition rate is an all-inclusive tuition, including all fees for athletic participation, all textbook rental,  and a Chromebook rental.

2017-2018 Tuition Rates    

$5,900 Association Congregation Student

$7,900 non-Association Student

WLA’s tuition rate includes all fees for athletic participation, textbook and Chromebook rental.

Transportation Subsidy 

This discount is for students who live outside the Fond du Lac zip codes of 54935-37 and is calculated at $10/mile based on the distance one way from the student’s residence to WLA

Multiple Child Discount  

Discount for a second child enrolled at WLA is $200 per child in 2017 – 2018.


April 28, 2017 is the last day credit from Scrip purchases will be applied to 2017-2018 tuition. Credit from purchases made after April 28, 2017 will be applied to the 2018-2019  school year.

International students should contact WLA for tuition rates. See WLA’s International Student Program page for additional information.

Please contact Business Manager Eric Schraufnagel (eschraufnagel@wlavikings.org or 920-921-4930) if you have questions about this information.


What is Scrip?
Scrip is a term meaning substitute money,  and is a universal name for real and negotiable paper gift certificates or prepaid debit cards that are used just like cash. The scrip is issued by national and local retailers where many of us already shop. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing and other essentials, and with every purchase you earn revenue for you and WLA.

How Scrip Generates Revenue
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. WLA buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount and re-sells it to families like yours for full face value. The discount – ranging from 2 to 15% or more – is WLA’s revenue. On the WLA Scrip Order Form, the % listed next to the vendor’s name is the discount received from that vendor. For example, Festival Foods is 3%, so every $100 gift card earns $3.00. You pay $100, we send $97 to Great Lakes Scrip Center, and $3 is kept in the WLA Scrip Account. There are many local vendors that also participate and are included on the order form.

How Scrip Helps WLA Families
60% of the revenue generated by your purchase (your family and friends can also order and help with your child’s tuition) is credited to the tuition of your student, or any current or future student you choose (will be in the Money Market until needed), or to the Tuition Assistance Program. (Students who withdraw or do not enroll cannot receive cash for their credit. They can choose to give it to another family or to operations.) The remaining 40% will go into 3rd Source Income.

How Do I Get Scrip?
An order form can be downloaded here, or you can pick one up at WLA in the main office or as you enter Door #l (gym entrance) on the table to your right. When complete, send the order form and payment to WLA, attn: Susan Wright, or drop it off in the locked drop box in the WLA Main Office, by 4:00 on Thursday. We will place an order every Friday unless we let you know different. Your scrip order will be ready on Thursday to be sent home with a student or picked up in the WLA Scrip Office. As noted on the Scrip Order Form, you can go to www.glscrip.com to get the list of all vendors available (too many to fit on our order form). There is a place on the back of the order form to write in any scrip you want that is not on our order form. You may also go to Shopwithscrip.com and order on line. Our enrollment code is B4F3BBL817984. Order online by Thursday 4:00 to have it back the following Thursday. You can also come to school and buy scrip on hand. Please see the scrip on hand form for hours and products.

Who Can We Contact With Questions?
Susan Wright is the WLA Scrip Coordinator. You can reach her via email (swright@wlavikings.org) or call the WLA Office at (920) 921-4930

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