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Tuition & Value at Lakeland Christian School

As a parent, you recognize that Christian education is one of the most significant investments you’ll make for your child. You’re not just providing them with an academic foundation — you’re giving them a solid foundation for the future. With this in mind, finding a school that will nurture your child’s heart, mind, and spirit is a top priority.

At Lakeland Christian School, our goal is to provide the utmost value to students and their families. We strive to foster each child’s spiritual, academic, artistic, athletic, and personal growth — through quality education that goes above and beyond.

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Value of an LCS Education

Since 1954, Lakeland Christian School has been dedicated to teaching students in the ‘Light of God’s Word’. You’ll find that our unwavering commitment to families reflects the value we provide in everything we do.

Christ-Centered Community

From fostering relationships in the classrooms to serving our community, your child will learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

Engaging Academics

The active learning approach at LCS will encourage your child to apply academic concepts in real-world scenarios.

Enriching Opportunities

Whether your child is passionate about fine arts, interested in exploring STEAM, or desires to engage in sports, there are plenty of opportunities to grow at LCS.

Developing Disciples

Our teachers, staff and coaches aim to demonstrate God’s Truth in every subject area, activity, and discussion.

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We want to answer questions you may have about tuition, financial aid, payment plans, and the value of your investment as you consider Lakeland Christian School.
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Financial Aid Options

A Lakeland Christian School education is an investment in your child’s spiritual, academic, artistic, athletic and personal growth. We recognized that you are making a significant investment for your child to receive a private Christian education. We are committed to partnering with families through financial aid and discount opportunities.

LCS desires for Christian education to be accessible for families of all income levels and invites families to explore the following financial aid options.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Due largely to the generosity of our donors, Lakeland Christian School is pleased to provide need-based financial aid to eligible applicants. Families can apply for tuition assistance once they go through the admissions process. We use a third-party financial aid provider to determine eligibility.

Supplemental Scholarship Programs

We also accept scholarships through the State of Florida on a limited basis. Families can combine these supplemental scholarships with need-based financial assistance to offset the cost of tuition. Below are some of the scholarships we accept:

  • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship – Education Options (FES-EO)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship – Unique Abilities (FES-UA), formerly the Gardiner Scholarship and the McKay Scholarship
  • HOPE Scholarship
Family Discounts

LCS is pleased to offer a multi-child discount. A family’s second child receives a $1,250 discount, and the third child receives a $2,500 discount. Each additional child receives a 50% discount on tuition.

*Multi-child discount does not apply to part-time students or the Discovery Program.

Notice to parents enrolling students under the FES-UA scholarship: Please note that our school accommodates students with disabilities in accordance with the requirements under federal and local law. However, your child may not necessarily receive the types of accommodations or related services that your child may be entitled to receive at a public school as public schools have different obligations under the IDEA. The IDEA does not apply to private schools. We are happy to have a conversation with you about the accommodations that your child may need and be entitled to at our school.

Did you know?

  • 20% of our students are recipients of need-based financial aid.
  • In 2022-2023, LCS awarded more than $550,000 in need-based financial aid for qualified families.
  • Financial assistance awards are granted yearly based on continued demonstrated need.

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Current LCS Parent

“We chose (and continue to choose) LCS for our boys for many reasons. The most important reason is that they are getting a very strong foundation in education as it’s being taught in the Light of God’s Word. We love the very competitive athletics here, as well as the Viking ‘community’ that makes us feel like one big, happy family!”

Tuition Rates

At Lakeland Christian School, we welcome any questions you may have about tuition, admissions, or the programs we offer. We’re here to assist you through the process as you consider the right educational investment for your family.

Families at LCS can expect to pay:

Financial Aid & Scholarships

LCS is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to qualified families. New families in need of assistance can apply for financial aid as a part of submitting an application for admission to the school. Returning families can access the application via their portal. We utilize a third-party company – SSS – to assist in determining financial aid eligibility.

  • Approximately 20% of our students are recipients of a need-based financial aid award.
  • Many of our financial aid awards cover 50% or less of tuition.
  • Financial aid awards are granted on a yearly basis and are based on continued demonstrated need.
  • Financial aid is determined using a projected out of pocket tuition for the upcoming school year (tuitionless any discounts and/or state scholarships)
  • We do not offer athletic, academic or fine arts scholarships.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

LCS Financial Aid can be coupled with any of the state scholarship awards mentioned below. You are able to apply for financial assistance to LCS once you have started applying for admission to the school. The application process involves completing the application questionnaire and uploading prior year tax documents. New families will be notified of their financial aid award along with their admission acceptance decision.

Supplemental Scholarship Programs

In addition to the need-based financial aid program, LCS accepts scholarships through the State of Florida. These scholarships can be coupled with LCS Financial Aid and can be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees. We accept awards through Step Up for Students and the AAA Scholarship Foundation. Please refer to the State Scholarships page of our website for more information.

  • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship – Education Options (FES-EO)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship – Unique Abilities (FES-UA)
  • HOPE Scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you determine if a family is eligible for need-based financial aid?

Families needing assistance are welcome to apply for financial aid after submitting a completed application for admission. We utilize the services of a third-party tuition management company to determine tuition assistance eligibility. 

Eligibility is based on verified reported income and expenses, providing a unique and comprehensive assessment of the family’s financial need. Your financial aid package is based on this assessment, the number of applicants and available funds at the time you submit your financial aid application.

Financial assistance is granted yearly based on continued demonstrated need.

Can I qualify for financial aid through LCS and also use a State Scholarship?  

Yes

Is tuition assistance available for students in all grades?

Yes, tuition assistance is available for students in all grades from K4-12.

Is there a deadline for applying for financial assistance? 

No, but we do award on a first come, first serve basis.

Do you accept state scholarships?

Yes, LCS accepts scholarships through the State of Florida on a limited basis. These scholarships can be coupled with our financial assistance program to offset the cost of tuition and fees.

  • Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship – Education Options (FES-EO)
  • Family Empowerment Scholarship – Unique Abilities (FES-UA)
  • HOPE Scholarship

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As you search for the best private Christian schools in Lakeland, FL, we’re glad that you’re considering Lakeland Christian School! Taking a tour is the best way to learn more about our programs while getting a glimpse of our campus where your child can thrive.

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Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Julie Rice, our Director of Enrollment at
(863) 688-2771 or jrice@markalupo.com.
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