IMG_4277We believe that qualified students should have every opportunity possible to receive an Our Lady of the Lakes education. We offer both scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.

New Family Referral Program

As a part of our ongoing marketing efforts, it is important for us to attract new students at all grade levels. This tuition reduction program is provided for Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School families who play a primary role in the admission of NEW students and families to Lakes.

As a current school family you have experienced firsthand the mission of Our Lady of the Lakes forming disciples through Catholic Tradition, personal discipline and academic excellence. Word of mouth is by far the most powerful way to promote our schools.

When you refer a new family who enrolls with Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School, you’ll receive a Referral Tuition Reduction. The reduction is $500 for new students in K-12 and $100 for all preschool students. This reduction will apply to tuition only.

Click here to find the policy guidelines and conditions, as well as the Referral Form. Any additional questions can be directed to our admissions and marketing director, Megan Haverland at megan.haverland@ollonline.org or 248-623-0340.

Got Your 6 Tuition Discount

This tuition discount is available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged, as well as police officers, sheriff deputies, and firefighters. Eligible veterans will receive a 50% tuition discount. Law enforcement and firefighters receive a 25% tuition discount per eligible parent. Discount are not to exceed 50% total.  Applications are completed and returned with enrollment.

High School Placement Test Scholarships (For 2017-2018 School Year)

President’s Scholarship
$4,000 merit scholarship awarded to any student who scores in the 95th-99th percentile (composite) on the High School Placement Test. This award is distributed over the course of four years provided a student maintains a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
Principal’s Scholarship
$3,000 merit scholarship awarded to any student who scores in the 90th-94th percentile (composite) on the High School Placement Test. This award is distributed over the course of four years provided a student maintains a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
Distinguished Laker Scholarship
$2,500 merit scholarship awarded to any student who scores in the 86-89th percentile (composite) on the High School Placement Test. This award is distributed over the course of four years provided a student maintains a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Our Lady of the Lakes Family Discount (Beginning 2017-2018 School Year)

Families with multiple children enrolled at Our Lady of the Lakes are eligible for discounts on tuition. The second and third oldest students will receive a 5% discount on tuition. The tuition rate for any additional students in the same family will be $350.

Alumni Discount (Beginning 2017-2018 School Year)

The children of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic school alumni are eligible for yearly discounts in tuition. The Alumni Award is $500 off of the total tuition for students in grades K-12. $500 limit per family.

Archdiocese of Detroit Tuition Assistance Program

The Archdiocese of Detroit offers tuition assistance to eligible families. The application is made available at the end of January and is usually due the first week of April for consideration for the following school year. Click here to begin the application with the Archdiocese of Detroit. 

TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)

How TRIP Works 

Families purchase TRIP gift cards and use them instead of cash to shop at the stores or restaurants they normally frequent.  Hundreds of grocery, gasoline, retail, restaurant, online stores and more participate in TRIP.  You receive dollar-for-dollar gift certificates to use at your favorite places and each store donates a percentage of the total purchase to OLL.  PLUS, 50% of the percentage received by OLL is earmarked for your family to help reduce your tuition bill for next year.  During summer months and special times during the year, families can earn 60% or even 70% of this percentage!

How to Sign Up

Packets with registration forms are sent home at the beginning of the school year to parents.  You can join anytime. Additional packets and registration forms are available at the school office and the parish center.  You can also email oll.trip1@gmail.com for information.

Ways to Order/Earn TRIP Credit

  1. Drop orders and payment into the Sunday collection basket at church.
  2. Shop online at shopwithscrip.com.
  3. Email your order by 5:00 pm Monday to oll.trip1@gmail.com.  Make every attempt to drop payment off at the parish center by the next day.
  4. Purchase gift cards for a select number of retailers at the school reception desk during normal school hours or at the parish center after 3:00 pm and on weekends.  These are cash-and-carry cards limited to the inventory we have on hand.

TRIP Order Form
TRIP General Information and Online Ordering Information
TRIP Policies
TRIP_Registration_Form updated 2016

Other Scholarship/Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid

In partnership with Oakland County Credit Union, Our Lady of the Lakes was able to offer $6,000 in scholarships for current students enrolled for the 2017-18 school year. Interested students submitted an entry to the credit union through OLL. A scholarship committee at the credit union reviewed all the entries and determined the winners, one per grade, preschool through 11.

Check back for information on the 2018-19 OCCU scholarship opportunity in February 2018. Eligible applicants must be a member of OCCU (membership is available with a $5 deposit) and must be enrolled at Our Lady of the Lakes for the current and following school year.

The Breakfast Optimist Club of Waterford offers tuition assistance to students who write essays and are selected.