The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee is proud to be part of a community that supports each other emotionally, spiritually, and financially.  As a not-for-profit organization, tuition prices are determined  based on the cost to deliver an excellent educational experience for your student.  It is our hope that every student who wants to be part of the Spartan Family has the opportunity to do so. 
Financial circumstances are always difficult for families considering a Private, Christian High School education for their children.  We make every effort to offer a fair tuition price as well as creative tuition assistance options.

Donor-Funded Financial Aid

Martin Luther has an amazing group of donors and supporters that give annually to the Spartan Fund. These donors allow families in need to receive financial aid. Martin Luther uses TADS to assist with determining levels of donor funded financial aid for families.
Please note, this entire process can take up to 2-4 weeks.  Please apply early and give yourself enough time.  The TADS Financial Aid Application can be completed after April 15th, however, the majority of financial aid will be awarded to those families that meet the April 15th deadline.
Financial Aid Application Instructions
Please visit and select, “Financial Aid Assessment” to log in or create your TADS account using your username (email) and self-chosen secure password.  (If you need to create an account, please click on the grey “create a new account” button; No set-up code is needed. Please select, “I would like to apply for Financial Aid link to create your account.)


Once logged in, you will see the “Welcome to the TADS Financial Aid Application!” page. Please select the State (Wisconsin), City (Greendale) and School Name: (Martin Luther High School) in the dropdown menu near the bottom of the page.

    • Please fully complete each section to the best of your knowledge (using most recent income/expense documentation). Please note: one application is required per household, per school year. *You may come return to complete your application at a later date if you select the “Save and Continue” button at the end of each page.
    • Please Note: You are not able to log back in and edit your application once submitted, however you may request updates by contacting the TADS Support Team once you have an assigned application reference number (E.g. TADS ID 1234567). Applications for the 22-23 school year will begin with “46”.

Required Supporting Documentation to Complete Application Process:

    • Your entire 2021 Federal Tax Return (2022 when available and per deadlines)
    • All 2021 W2 statements (2022 when available and per deadlines)
    • A most recent pay stub from each current employer.
    • Most recent corporate/partnership tax return and schedules (schedule 1, Schedule C, E, F, K-1, first five pages of 1120S and/or 1065 business tax returns, if applicable).
    • Documentation for all other sources of income (social security, welfare, food stamps, unemployment, child support, workers compensation, 2021 1099’s, etc.)
    • Outstanding debt (credit card, bank loans, education debt, etc.) documentation reported on application.

Please upload documentation (preferred method; significantly reduces processing time) or send documentation via fax (612.548.3326) as soon as possible. Please continue to check your email for any additional questions or required documentation requests from TADS in order to complete the application process in a timely manner.


A TADS financial aid application can be submitted with a previous year tax return at any time.  However, the most recent calendar year tax information will still need to be submitted to TADS by April 15th to verify that award amount. Martin Luther reserves the right to change the financial aid award due to significant change in the financial situation of the family from year-to-year.
For further questions about the TADS application process or tuition assistance considerations, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management, Abbie Amling (see contact information below).
Apply for Financial Aid

Partnership Congregation Scholarship

Martin Luther High School is supported by over 20 congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who are fundamental in creating communities rooted in Christian values, and inspiring and shaping students through an education in Christ.  These churches support our high school ministry by giving chapels, being present on-campus, offering youth groups, praying for our families, through financial support, and governance of our organization.  Spartan families who are members of these congregations receive a tuition scholarship of up to $2,000 per year.  To see if your church is on the list or if you would like to become a member at one of these churches, check out the list here at the bottom of the page.

Class of '17, Owen

"At ML, you have the experience and ability to grow and become who you are, instead of who everyone else is."


Beginning with the tax year 2014, the State of Wisconsin has introduced a new legislation (Wis. Stat. § 71.05(6)(b)49), in which private school tuition payments paid on or after January 1, 2014 are now eligible for an annual income tax deduction. Qualified taxpayers may potentially claim up to the deduction limit for each dependent child in grades Kindergarten through 8th and up to the deduction limit for each dependent child in grades 9th through 12th. Tuition claimed must be paid in the tax year in which it is being filed.

For more information on how to claim these expenses, visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue form online: Schedule PS - Private School Tuition. In preparing the form, taxpayers will need our FEIN which is 39-0889672, as well as the amount of tuition paid last year.

To obtain proof of tuition payments, log into your TADS account and click the billing tab. Enter the tax filing year into “Household Paid Tuition Tax Report” and hit submit. TADS can be reached at 612-548-3320 and will address questions about accessing the report.

The presented information is not legal or tax advice. The LHSAGM is prohibited from giving or providing tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for specifics on your personal circumstances.



Abbie Amling, Director of Enrollment Management | 414.421.4000 ext. 180

For further questions about the application process or tuition assistance considerations, please reach out!  We have a great admissions team that is ready to help you through the process.  

Student Accounts, Financial Aid & Tuition Questions | 414.421.9100