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Tuition and Financial Assistance


Tuition 2022-23

  • Tuition: $17,500
  • Registration Fee and Deposit: $475 ($400 is deducted from the first tuition payment.)
  • Laptop Lease/Technology Fee: $650
  • Comprehensive Student Fee: $350
  • Books: Approximately $300–$500

Students participating in Athletics pay a one-time per year fee of $150 to cover the cost of uniforms, facility rentals, tournament fees, some transportation costs, equipment, and a possible out-of-town trip. The graduation fee is $180.

Financial Assistance

As an investment in our students and in an effort to support families from diverse economic backgrounds, Nerinx Hall offers financial assistance in the form of Merit Scholarships, Diversity Awards and need-based aid. 

BY THE NUMBERS 

  • $1.6 million in financial aid awarded to almost 43% of our families for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Awards range from 10% to 85% of tuition
  • Average award of $5,400
  • Below are the income levels and expected family contribution amounts.  Amounts awarded may change due to the number of applications, the severity of each family’s need, including but not limited to the number of children in private school, and the amount of debt outstanding.  This information is to be used purely for budgetary purposes and is not a guarantee of your financial aid award amount. 

FAMILY INCOME AVERAGE FAMILY CONTRIBUTION
TOWARDS TUITION

Under $30,000

$1,000 - $3,000

$30,000 - $65,000

$3,000 - $7,000

$65,000 - $100,000

$8,000 - $12,000

$100,000 - $150,000

$12,000 – $15,000

$150,000 -

$15,000 - Full Pay

 

APPLYING FOR NEED-BASED AID 

All families seeking financial aid for the next school year are required to fill out an application on the FACTS Tuition Management website. Please visit www.factsmgt.com or log into your Facts tuition account. There you will see the financial aid portal on the top right side of your home page. The application takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. You will need to provide the following for both parents, if applicable, to submit the application:

  • Current pay stub(s)
  • 2021 Federal Tax return 
  • 2022 W-2 as soon as available but no later than February 12, 2023   

If the parents are divorced and both are responsible for tuition payment, both parents must apply separately. In a case where the custodial parent has remarried, the financial situation of the stepparent will also be taken into account and they must be listed as a co-applicant because the award is based on total household income. Financial aid applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each student award decision is unique. 

For questions regarding tuition, and FACTS, please contact Director of Finance Margie Harper at mharper@nerinxhs.org or 314.968.1505 ext. 136.

529 Plan Savings Information

Historically, the Missouri 529 Plan (MOST) has allowed people to save for college tax-free, while also receiving a state tax deduction annually for monies invested in the MOST program. Effective December 31, 2017, the tax laws now allow 529 plans to also be used towards K-12 educational expenses.  

A MOST 529 tuition savings plan is an investment account sponsored by the State of Missouri.  Up to $16,000 ($8,000 for single filers) in contributions are deductible from Missouri taxes every year and investments in the plan grow tax-free.  When you use MOST funds for eligible expenses (tuition, room and board, and other college or vocational school expenses), you pay no taxes on the disbursement. 

Starting in January 2018, the MOST 529 program is expanding to allow families to save and use funds in their accounts for elementary and secondary tuition expenses, up to $10,000 per year per student.

You can download letters from the MO Catholic Conference and the MO State Treasurer explaining more about the changes to the program:

Missouri Catholic Conference 529 Plan Informational Letter

Missouri State Treasurer 529 Plan Informational Letter

Merit Scholarships & Diversity Awards

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Nerinx Hall offers Merit Scholarships to incoming freshmen students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The value of the Merit Scholarship each eligible student receives is based upon her IOWA complete composite score taken in 8th grade.

  • $6,000 yearly scholarship value with cumulative scores in the 99th percentile
  • $3,500 yearly scholarship value with cumulative scores in the 98th percentile
  • $2,500 yearly scholarship value with cumulative scores in the 97th percentile

Merit Scholarships are renewable for all four years of the recipient’s Nerinx Hall education if the student maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA, is active in the school community through service, leadership and extra-curricular participation, and has good conduct. All applicants are automatically considered for a Nerinx Hall Merit Scholarship during the admissions process. Qualifying students will be notified at the time of admission.

For applicants who did not sit for the IOWA test, or are without nationally-normed scores, or for those who want an opportunity to improve their nationally-normed score, Nerinx offers the nationally-normed High School Placement Test (HSPT)on January 8 and 11, 2022. This test is optional and may qualify a student for the merit scholarship. Registration for the optional HSPT for applicants is available via the Parent Portal. 

DIVERSITY AWARD

As a Catholic high school founded by the Sisters of Loretto in 1924, Nerinx Hall continues to embrace the Loretto belief that diversity enriches. To encourage and support diversity in our student body, the Nerinx Hall Board of Directors created the Diversity Award. The Diversity Award is a monetary award that is renewable for four years. The amount of the award varies annually. The deadline for the Diversity Award is Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

Eligible candidates for this award must:

Questions about the Diversity Award can be directed to diversityaward@nerinxhs.org

FINANCIAL AID DATES

October 1, 2022
FACTS Online application period opens for all classes including applicants for the Class of 2027

February 12, 2023
FACTS Online application deadline and 2020 W-2 submission deadline for Class of 2027

February 17, 2023
Financial aid award letters emailed to Class of 2027

February 28, 2023
Online financial aid application deadline for returning families outside the Class of 2027 

March 1, 2023
FACTS payment plan enrollment and $75 registration fee and $400 deposit are due. Award letters for returning students will be mailed by the end of March provided all documentation is received.  

April 30, 2023
Financial aid appeals deadline