ELC Tuition Structure

$75 Registration Fee (non-refundable) with $225 for the combined  month of August/May and monthly payments thereafter.
Tuition for the month is to be paid before or by the 1st of the month. Any variation from this payment schedule must have School Board approval. It shall be the parents’ responsibility to contact the Administrative Assistant or School Board President prior to the due date to request an extension. Extensions will be granted only in extreme conditions. If tuition is not paid by the 1st of the month, a payment reminder will be sent to the parents.  Bethesda Lutheran School reserves the right to terminate admittance to the school if parents repeatedly fail to pay their tuition by the due date and fail to contact the School Board President or Administrative Assistant regarding an extension.


Because students who are children of Bethesda Lutheran Church members attend Bethesda Lutheran School at a reduced tuition rate, it has become important to define the term “members.” A “member” with regard to reduced-tuition status for a child attending Bethesda Lutheran School shall be:

At least one blood relative who meets the requirements set forth in the Articles of Incorporation for a communicant member.

At least one guardian who meets the requirements set forth in the Articles of Incorporation for a communicant member providing:

1) The guardian is the primary care giver for the child.

2) The child resides with the guardian.


Members waiting to transfer from other LCMS congregations will be considered communicant members of Bethesda if they held communicant status at their previous LCMS congregation and have requested that Pastor write for a change of membership to Bethesda Lutheran Church.

People who have expressed a desire to become members of Bethesda and have begun attending Pastor’s adult instruction class will be considered communicant members providing:

1) They miss no more that three classes during instruction.

2) They become communicant members after completing the class.