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Financial Aid

Financial Aid at WLA

Winnebago Lutheran Academy realizes the cost of secondary Christian education may be a challenge for some families. Because of this, WLA is happy to award financial aid to families who may have difficulty affording the full tuition amount of WLA.  In 2019-20, $91,005 in Financial Aid was awarded to WLA students. Awards are need-based and vary based on family situation.  

Financial aid awarded to families comes from Association congregations, individual gifts, WLA’s annual golf outing, Tee it Up for WLA, and from distributions from the WLA Endowment Fund and other established scholarship funds.

The WLA Financial Aid open application period for the 2020-21 school year is February 1, 2020 through April 20, 2020.  Financial Aid applications are submitted through a company called TADS. TADS objectively analyzes a family’s information.  There is also an opportunity to submit a letter that details any extenuating circumstances your family may have. There is a $34 fee to submit a Financial Aid application – the fee comes back to families as part of their Financial Aid award.

WLA encourages all families who are considering applying to review the “2020-21 Financial Aid Guide” found below.  Please note this chart is a guide – the WLA Financial Aid Committee also considers family situations and other extenuating circumstances when determining Financial Aid awards.  

2020-2021 Financial Guide

Please note the specific situations below regarding applying for Financial Aid.

  • If your student is new to WLA and you have need for financial aid, 
    • If your family qualifies for a voucher, apply for a WPCP voucher.
    • If your family does not qualify for the voucher, then apply for Financial Aid through WLA. 
  • If your student is a returning student and has received or has a need for Financial Aid, you must apply annually for Financial Aid.  
  • If your returning student received a voucher through the WPCP in the 2019-20 school year, do not apply for WLA financial aid. Simply re-apply for the WPCP voucher. Returning families only need to verify residency on the application, not income.

More information about the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program and how it can relates to your student attending WLA can be found here.

Contact Business Manager Eric Schraufnagel (eschraufnagel@wlavikings.org or 920-921-4930) with questions about the Financial Aid process.

How can you help?

Gifts for tuition assistance are great blessings to the families of WLA and may be given directly to WLA at any time of the year.  WLA and its families are grateful to all who donate toward tuition assistance. Student aid awarded by WLA is from individual donations, WLA’s annual golf outing, Tee-It-Up for WLA, the WLA Endowment Fund, and other established scholarship funds.

Contact Director of Mission Advancement Kevin Ehlke (kehlke@wlavikings.org or 920-921-4930) to find out how you can help contribute to Student Financial Aid at WLA, or to make an online donation click here 

Some WLA Association Congregations are also able to assist students from their home congregations in addition to the assistance awarded by WLA.  Talk with your Pastor to see if this is an option in your Congregation.