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Tuition & Fees

Tuition Policy

Because LUA is a private school, the only means of financing the school's operations is through tuition and fees, donations, and fundraising activities. Tuition and fees cover the cost of textbooks, instructional materials, staffing, as well as general operations.

The tuition rate for kg-8th is $5,250 per year, $5,000 for the second child and $4,750 for the third child. (Actual cost per year to educate a student is $7,000, which is why LUA depends so heavily on donations and community support.)

Other Fees

New Students (due at the time of registration):

  1. Material Fee: a yearly advance payment fee = $250.00 (not refundable after 1st day of school)

  2. Application Fee: a one-time fee for new applicants only = $30.00

  3. Enrollment Fee: a one-time fee for new applicants only = $70.00

Returning Students:

  1. Material Fee: By the end of May $250. After May, a late fee of $100 will be applied for a total of $350.

All Students:

  1. Iowa test of Basic Skills (ITBS), GMADE and GRADE standardized tests fee all grades = $75.00 (due in the fall).

  2. Other fees may be requested throughout the year for school agendas, special class projects, art supplies, field trips, or school-wide functions.


Payment Schedules

  • Option 1: Payment in Full due by the first day of school

  • Option 2: 10 installments due the 15th of each month starting in August and ending in May. (Schedule will be posted)

All financial obligations must be settled before a student will be admitted to any succeeding semester. Before enrollment for a succeeding school year can be completed, a signed Financial Contract must be on file in the Business Office.

Tuition accounts must be paid in full by May 15th regardless of any deferred payment arrangement.
Amounts may be paid with a personal check, cashier’s check, money order, online through PayPal, through automatic bank withdrawals or cash.

Payments are to be paid by mail or pay in person to office manager at the school office during school hours. If paying by cash and a receipt is desired, cash must be presented to the office staff. Cash will be counted and a receipt provided.


Please do not hand your tuition payment to school staff during dismissal or arrival. School staff cannot be responsible for this.

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