LMS provides various discounts, merit scholarships for new students (grades 6-12) and need-based financial aid to make Christian education affordable for as many families as possible. More than 40% of LMS students receive some financial aid, totaling approximately $3 million. LMS strives to create a comprehensive financial aid package for each family that applies.
Who qualifies for scholarships?
Financial aid funds are distributed based on many factors such as income, family size and expenses. Because Lancaster Mennonite considers many factors in determining financial aid, we require a professional, confidential online financial assessment of all applicants by FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition), an outside agency.
Financial aid requests usually exceed the amount of available funding. Therefore please note that in order for all qualified students to receive financial aid, you may not receive the full amount for which your student is eligible.
Lancaster Mennonite School participates with the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program. These programs (monitored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) are funded by area businesses that make contributions on behalf of our school to non-profit organizations.
What will my financial aid package be comprised of?
LMS offers a financial aid package: tuition assistance, multiple child discounts and scholarships. The different components of a financial aid package are as follows:
- Tuition Assistance - Students at any campus and at any grade level who qualify for financial aid after submitting an application to Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST).
- Multiple Child Discount – Discounts are given for additional children enrolled at any campus of Lancaster Mennonite School.
- Partner Church Scholarships - Partner Church Scholarships are provided to students from congregations that financially support Lancaster Mennonite School. Contact your pastor to see if your student qualifies for a partner church scholarship.
- Merit Scholarships are awarded to new students in grades 6-12 who exhibit excellent academic potential and good citizenship.
- Work Aid - Students in grades 9-12 who need additional aid can arrange to work for the school during one period of the eight periods in the school day.
How to Apply
Lancaster Mennonite School admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to all students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and athletic or other school-administered programs.