Dear 100 Hour Board,
How much does the church actually supplement the cost of tuition? Members of other faiths pay only $1000 or so more than members, but someone said that the church supplements somewhere around $40,000. What do you know?
My contact in the budget office said he's been specifically instructed not to release specific figures, but felt comfortable telling me what has occassionally surfaced in public discussion. It is approximately a 30-70 split: our tuition pays for roughly 30 percent, and tithing funds cover the other 70. The difference between LDS and non-LDS tuition does not reflect how much the Church pays, because members of other faiths are still partially subsidized by tithing.