Tuition & Financial Assistance
Families are attracted to University Lake School for our academic excellence and inspiring environment. Although an excellent investment in your child’s future, a private, independent education represents an expense that may be beyond the reach of some families. We are fortunate to be able to provide tuition assistance for students in our JK3 through 12th grade with demonstrated need.
Annual Tuition Fees: Preprimary
JK 3 Year Old
2 half days (T/TH) – $4,250 | 2 full days – $6,425
3 half days (M/W/F) – $5,750 | 3 full days – $8,325
5 half days – $8,875 | 5 full days – $13,875
JK 4 Year Old
5 half days – $8,875
3 half days + 2 full days (T/TH) – $10,975
2 half days + 3 full days (M/W/F) – $11,900
4 Year Old and SK 5 Year Old
5 full days – $13,875
Annual Tuition Fees: Lower & Upper Schools
1st Grade – 4th Grade – $17,125
5th – 7th Grade – $18,200
8th – 12th Grade – $19,550
International Student Fee: $3,500
University Lake School’s tuition is inclusive of most fees and costs associated with each student’s comprehensive education. You will not be asked to pay additional fees for field studies, textbooks, student parking or athletic and co-curricular involvement. Annual tuition also encompasses:
- Technology support
- Off-campus leadership trips starting in 5th grade
- On-campus and local intersession courses for Upper School students
- Full participation in on-campus athletic programs (except costs for cooperative teams and personal equipment)
- Full participation in fine arts activities (except costs for theatrical costumes)
- A copy of the annual school yearbook
Note: optional trips and activities beyond the base curriculum, such as international and out-of-state Intersession trips, may incur additional student fees.
ULS Payment Plan Options:
Plan A – Full Tuition Payment. Tuition due in full by August 1st.
Plan B – Two Tuition Payments. 50% of the tuition due on August 1st and the remaining 50% balance due by December 1st.*
Plan C – Monthly Payments. Nine monthly payments with the first tuition payment due by June 1st and the last payment due on February 1st.*
*For Plans B & C, nine percent (9%) annual interest is charged on the outstanding balance after August 1st.
Through scholarships, payment plans and need-based financial assistance, we work toward making a ULS education feasible for highly-motivated children throughout the Lake County area and beyond. We are fortunate to be able to provide tuition assistance for students in our JK 3-year-old program through grade 12 on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
An academic scholarship and/or tuition assistance award is a gift to the student and there is no obligation to repay the school. To be eligible for scholarship renewal, lower school students must maintain good academic standing and upper school students must maintain an annual GPA of at least 2.5. Students and parents must be positive ambassadors for the school, both inside and outside the immediate ULS community.
Applying for assistance is simple and is not based solely on your household income. Tuition assistance considers an array of household factors including debts outstanding, assets, depreciation, unusual expenses, number of dependents and more. More than one-third of our students receive tuition assistance. ULS prides itself on the confidentiality of our tuition assistance program and that tuition assistance can be applied for anytime during the admissions process.