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Financial Aid

Lakeland Christian School

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Lakeland Christian School

One of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.

LCS is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to qualified families. Families in need of assistance can apply for financial aid after submitting a completed application for admission.  We utilize the services of a third-party tuition management company to determine tuition assistance eligibility.

  • Roughly 20% of our students are recipients of these discounts and need-based funds.
  • Many of our financial assistance awards cover 50% or less of tuition.
  • Financial assistance awards are granted on a yearly basis and are based on continued demonstrated need. 
  • We do not offer athletic, academic or art/music scholarships.

Supplemental Scholarship Programs

In addition to need based aid provided through LCS, we also accept tax credit and state scholarships for families who may qualify. (As governed by the State of Florida, only one supplemental program can be used per student.) Here is a list (and descriptions) of the scholarships that are currently accepted by LCS:

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship is an income-based scholarship administered through the Step Up for Students Organization or the AAA Scholarship Foundation. For more information about Step Up for Students, please visit:

Family Empowerment Scholarship

The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program was enacted in 2019 and is designed to give middle-income families access to private school education. For information regarding eligibility and the application process, please visit:

Special Needs Based Scholarship

To see if you qualify for a special needs based scholarship, please visit:

McKay Scholarship

The McKay Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Florida students with special needs. This scholarship must be awarded while being enrolled in the public school system and can be transferred to a private (or public) school. To find out more information about the McKay Scholarship Program, please visit:

Gardiner Scholarship

The Gardiner Scholarship Program, administered by SUFS and AAA, helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with special needs. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account and more. For information regarding eligibility and the application process, please visit:

The Hope Scholarship

The Hope Scholarship, administered by Step Up For Students, was created to give parents the option to place their student in a safer family environment. To find out more information about the Hope Scholarship, please visit:

Financial Aid Process

LCS Financial Aid can be coupled with any of the supplemental scholarship awards mentioned above.  In order to expedite and maximize financial assistance, we recommend that you verify eligibility and apply for supplemental aid before applying for financial assistance through LCS.

Once you have submitted your application for admission to LCS, you will receive the link to the Financial Aid Application through FACTS Grant and Aid. You will create an account, complete the application, and provide the required documentation. This financial information is strictly confidential and has no effect on the admissions decision. The review process takes approximately 2-3 weeks after your application and tax documents are submitted, and LCS generally begins awarding funds in March.

Give us a call

Please feel free to contact our Business Office if you have any questions. A Financial Aid representative will be available to assist you.

Contact:  Joe Hatch, Controller, at 863.688.2771 or