Affording Ascension

As a private, non-profit institution, Ascension Lutheran School is reliant upon gifts from parents, friends, alumni and foundations to make up the difference between tuition and the actual cost to educate each student. We recognize and understand that the investment in sending your children to a private Christian school often reflects a significant commitment and sacrifice by the family. We are committed to offering need-based financial aid to support families of students who are academically qualified and enrich the mission of our campus.

2020/21 Tuition Grades TK-6

2020-2021 Annual Tuition Cost

$10,000 Grades TK-6


  • Registration Fee $750
  • Materials/Tech Fee $300
  • Laptop Fee $250

Church Member and Multiple Child Discounts offered – inquire within.

2020/21 Tuition ALIC and ALECC

Please contact us at the numbers below for the 2020/21 tuition schedules for ALIC and ALECC:

Ascension Lutheran Infant Center
Infant & Early Childhood Center

(805) 496-2419 or (805) 381-9081

Financial Aid Program


The Purpose of this program is to provide tuition assistance to students of Ascension Lutheran School whose families would otherwise be unable to afford the full tuition amount. This program is available for new and returning students in the school’s Grades TK through 6. Tuition assistance is available to families of the school’s Early Childhood Center in extenuating circumstances.

Student Eligibility:

Any family who has a student currently enrolled, or who has been conditionally admitted to Ascension Lutheran School, is eligible to apply for financial aid. All families receiving financial aid must reapply each year. Due to changes in family circumstances and the amount of available financial aid resources, families may receive aid grants in subsequent years that are greater or lower than a previous year’s grant.

Amount of Aid:

A grant of financial aid will be dependent upon the financial need of the student’s family, the number of families applying for aid and the amount of resources available. Financial assistance is granted for tuition only and does not apply toward fees or other miscellaneous school expenses (registration, enrollment, field trips, etc.). Financial aid grants generally result in a 10%-40% reduction in the cost of tuition.

Filing Deadlines:

March 1, is the preferred deadline to apply for financial aid for the following school year. Aid grants for applications received after March 1, will be contingent upon the availability of funds. Families applying for aid for more than one student need only submit one application and the Financial Aid Committee will determine the amount of the grant for each student within the family. Families will be notified of the Financial Aid Committee’s decision by mail approximately four weeks following the deadline or, if the application is submitted after the deadline, within four weeks of submitting an application.

Determination of Eligibility:

Ascension utilizes TADS Financial Aid Assessment Service to process financial aid applications. TADS is a national firm that assists schools in administering the application process, evaluating submitted financial information utilizing standardized criteria and providing award recommendations to the school. TADS charges applicants $34 for each application. All aspects of the financial aid process remain confidential. Aid awards remain confidential, known only to the respective family and school administrative staff.

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Follow the button above to access the Financial Aid Application. Also provided is the button to the Financial Aid Worksheet to assist with preparing for the TADS online application process. TADS representatives are available to answer questions at 800-477-8237 on weekdays between the hours of 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Aid Determination Procedure:

Ascension’s Financial Aid Committee will meet to review all completed applications and the grant recommendations provided by TADS. The Financial Aid Committee is composed of three to five voting members which may include, school board president, school board treasurer, school board member (that is not a parent of a student), church council/foundation member and pastor with the Principal, Preschool Director and School Accountant serving in advisory non-voting roles.

To preserve confidentiality during the review process, the School Accountant redacts names and other personal identifying information from any and all documents to be reviewed by the Committee and provides written notification of the committee’s decision to each applicant.


If you have any questions or need more information about the tuition assistance program, please contact the school’s business office at (805) 496-2419. We will make every effort to assist you.