Reunion Class Gift
When you attended La Salle, tuition was less than $1,000 a year. That was relative to the cost of living of that time. Still, while the average family today makes about nine times what the average family made 50+ years ago, the cost of a first-rate, college-prep education at La Salle now costs over twenty times what it cost your parents, $24,252 a year.
There are several reasons for this. The faculty no longer comes from the Christian Brothers and, there is no longer a subsidy from the Christian Brothers Winery as there was in the '60s. The entire faculty now earns a competitive teacher's salary and benefits and, there is no outside institutional support from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
While a lot has changed at La Salle since the '60s, one thing that has not changed is the school's dedication to making a Lasallian education possible to mission-appropriate students regardless of their ability to pay tuition. For the 2021-2022 school year alone, La Salle has granted $2.75 million in Financial Aid to 35% of the student body.
Two-thirds of the financial aid awarded goes to students of academic promise whose family income is insufficient to pay the entire tuition. The 30 full-tuition San Miguel Scholars. 72 students receiving 50% financial aid and more, and the 116 students receiving partial assistance based on family need would not have the opportunity of a Lasallian education if not for the generosity of our alumni.
Accordingly, the Reunion Committee has set a goal for every '60s grad to donate a minimum of $19.60-$19.69 (to reflect your class year) for La Salle's financial aid program. Larger donations are appreciated too. No matter the size, all gifts will help your class reach its goal and benefit students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend La Salle.