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How can I afford to send my kids to St. James?


A St. James education is a long-term investment in your child’s academic and socio-emotional future. Nurturing your child today will shape your child’s tomorrow and the person they become.

Did you realize that from Preschool through 8th grade, your child will spend over 18,000 hours in school? These are the years that lay the foundation for your child’s future, and each passing day is an opportunity for growth and development. Children, like adults, often absorb and adopt the values of their teachers, coaches, and peers. By laying a Biblical foundation promoting scholarship, leadership, and service, there are no boundaries to what our students will achieve!

Our dedicated faculty and Christ-loving community want to partner with you on your child’s journey.  St. James Lutheran School is a place where learning and faith connect daily, and you will become family.

We are committed to making enrollment accessible to all Christian families.

In 2020-21, St. James awarded more than $388,000 in financial aid and merit awards to 70% of our student population.

The average amount of a financial aid award was $3,031.

Many families would like to provide their children with a Christian education but assume they cannot afford it. Several financial aid options, including

  • Payment Plans
  • Need-based Financial Aid
  • Merit Scholarships
  • School Choice Scholarships

Indiana CHOICE Scholarships

The Indiana CHOICE Scholarship program (also commonly referred to as the voucher program) is a program that provides partial tuition payment for eligible families who choose to enroll at St. James School.  State payments are based on household income and the number of people living in a household.  The voucher dollar amount will be 90% of the per-child State dollars paid to the district in which the qualified student resides. Parents are responsible to pay the difference between the voucher and actual billed charges.

New Income Qualifications

As of July 2021, the state has increased changed the annual household income guidelines for the voucher program making this source of financial aid a possibility for may more families in the Greater Lafayette Community!

A family of four with a household income of less than $147,075/year now qualifies for assistance. Additional income guidelines are listed below. Please contact Julie Grott at to discuss your family’s eligibility.

As a single mom, the Voucher System that St. James utilizes allows me to send my children to a school that I normally could not afford. I also choose to send my children to St. James because of the excellent education that they receive. My kids are also able to make great quality friends while at school.
~ Emily Glatt