Tuition Assistance


Tuition Assistance

Trinity Lutheran School recognizes that choosing a parochial school is a major financial decision for any family. For more information regarding the cost of tuition at Trinity Lutheran School, please contact the school office at 217.787.2323, email admissions@ or complete the form below.

Families who feel the cost of attending Trinity may be prohibitive are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance. Applying for Tuition Assistance is a two step process. 

STEP 1: Apply to Illinois Invest in Kids Scholarship Program

We are excited to share information about this new scholarship opportunity! In August of 2017, the Illinois Legislature created the Illinois Invest in Kids Scholarship Program which provides scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, non-public schools in Illinois. Registration for this new program is now open. To sign up for the program, simply visit The funds are available on a first come, first served basis, so you are encouraged to apply early.  You will need the following records for the application process:

  • Copy of your most current federal tax return, 1099, W-2 or year-end pay stubs.
  • Verification of Illinois residence (utility bill, driver's license, etc.)
  • Documentation of student age (birth certificate, federal/state ID or passport).
  • Student's prior semester report card.
  • If available, letter of acceptance or enrollment at an eligible school.

Please note: You will need to apply for the Illinois Invest in Kids Program before you apply for assistance with FACTS.

STEP 2: Apply to FACTS Financial Assistance 

After you have applied for the Illinois Invest in Kids Program, you can apply for assistance with FACTS. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is an independent, third party company that conducts financial analysis to determine your family’s financial need. Trinity Lutheran School will receive a confidential and private report outlining your financial situation based on the information you provide. This report is then reviewed by the Trinity Financial Assistance Committee for final determination of assistance. All information remains completely confidential and private throughout this process.

Applications for FACTS financial assistance are now available and must be filed by May 15, 2018.  If you are in need of financial assistance for next year's tuition, please apply online. Simply click here to go directly to the FACTS application. Follow the directions provided and use School Code 21795.

If you have additional questions about tuition assistance, please call the school office at 217.787.2323.