Investing in a Luther College Education

Investing in a Luther College Education

An education at Luther College is an important investment for your family and child. As an historical independent school (and registered charity) Luther College High School funds its mission and operations mostly with tuition.

What does tuition pay for?

Tuition fees fund all of the elements that keep Luther performing at levels comparable to the best independent schools in Canada.

Tuition covers our largest operating expense -- salaries and benefits for our teachers. This investment in our faculty reflects our committment to academic excellence and outstanding teaching. We strive for low student-to-teacher ratios and small class sizes. Tuition fees also support co-curricular activities, the library, counsellors, staff salaries, and technology.

Tuition also contributes to the ongoing maintenance and operation of our buildings and facilty upgrades, as needed. We set aside money in a capital reserve fund each year for capital projects. A portion of tuition fees is also directed towards pyaing for the new Semple Gymnasium, Student Commons, fine arts wing and upgrades to the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre.

How else is Luther College High School Funded?

Tuition is our largest source of funding and accounts for over 45% of our revenue each year. All tuition goes directly to the operating budget of the school. As an independent school, we also receive 80% of the per-student provincial government grant allotted to Saskatchewan students. International students pay a higher tuition fee because the government does not provide provincial grant funding for them. There is also no funding available from the government for capital projects, except on an occasional basis. Our budget is also supplemented by revenue generated by our cafeteria and residence, charitable donations to the Annual Fund, and fundraisers organized by the Luther Parents' Association. As a registered charity, donations from alumni and parents support the operating budget and keep tuition increases to a minimum.

How are Tuition Fees Determined?

Tuition fees are set by the Board of Regents in consultation with senior leadership. This planning process takes into consideration the day-to-day operating expenditures of the school as well as ongoing capital repairs and replacements. We appreciate the cost of a Luther education is a considerable financial commitment and we do our best to keep tuition fees affordable. We also plan for regular fee increases to cover rising costs for salaries, new initiatives, and building costs.

Projected Tuition Fees

This table indicates projected tuition fees:

 

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Tuition Per Year

$9,030

$9,530

$9,960

Because we provide academic and religious instruction, the College provides parents with a charitable tax receipt for a portion of the tuition paid each year. This amount is calculated according to Canada Revenue Agency requirements.

What If I Can’t Pay My Tuition Fees?

Luther College is committed to offering bursaries and financial assistance to ensure all students have access to a Luther education regardless of financial circumstances. Luther offers financial assistance and bursaries to qualifying Saskatchewan students. Luther encourages parents to work with our finance department to set up payment schedules and payment options that work best for them.