Tuition Information

The Hillcrest Academy Finance Office is responsible for tuition payment plans, financial aid, free and reduced meals program, and other related financial information.

Tuition and fees for Hillcrest Academy are listed on the Cost Sheet linked below. Families interested in partnering with Hillcrest through the Homeschool Agreement Option should reference the Homeschool Cost Sheet.   

Hillcrest uses FACTS to manage parent contact, academic and dormitory communication, and manage payments. You will receive guidance for financial aid and tuition management as part of the application process.

International Student Fees

International students will have a diverse experience at Hillcrest Academy thanks in part to our International fee. Students will have, transportation to airports for Christmas and Easter vacation, several day trips to ethnic restaurants and shopping centers, and transportation to concerts, sporting events and plays.  

The international fee also covers sports fees, provides primary insurance coverage for the school year, SAT prep course, transportation to four off-sight testing locations, and AP-exam fees.

Also included are two major trips per year. One trip is the annual music tour with either the band or choir and the other is a city trip. City trips may include Chicago, Denver, Winnipeg, or Duluth. 

Please view the International Page to understand the details.

Home School Partnership

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy offers course work for home school student class enrollment in advanced courses difficult to teach on a home basis along with athletic and music co-curricular participation

Student Lunch Program

Parents can now check family lunch account balances for student's participating in the lunch program. Click on the button below to check current balance and detailed information on a lunch account. Contact Sharlene Schmidt at or 218-737-6408 if you need help setting up your online account access.

Financial Assistance Applications

Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation through Hillcrest's financial aid solution called FACTS.