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Tuition and Financial Assistance

Tuition 2020-21

  • Tuition: $16,150
  • Registration Fee and Deposit: $450 ($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. 


  • $1.2 million in financial aid awarded to almost 40% of our families for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Awards range from 10% to 85% of tuition
  • Average award of $4,700


Financial aid applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each student award decision is unique.  Our Student Worker Program is considered part of needs based financial aid. Please note, Admissions decisions are need-blind, and preliminary award estimates are available upon request.

Nerinx Hall partners with FACTS Grant & Aid (an independent, third party company) to conduct financial analysis and determine a family’s financial need. Based on the information families provide in their FACTS application and supporting tax documents, Nerinx makes informed decisions about Need-Based Aid. Applicants using FACTS are subject to a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $30 per family payable to FACTS during the application process. The same application can be applied to multiple institutions provided those institutions use the FACTS Grant & Aid assessment services.

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


There is so much value in the Nerinx education. I know it prepared my daughter in terms of academics, but it also prepared her for life. Nerinx provides a worldview you just don't find at other Catholic schools. Students are exposed to so many life-changing topics—not just in the classroom from teachers and their peers, but through the service program. You see the world at Nerinx. My daughter is so far ahead of her peers in terms of working with and respecting people who might have differing opinions than she does. She learned incredibly valuable tools. I'd send her to Nerinx again without a doubt. 

2017 Parent

Merit Scholarships & Diversity Awards


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 cumulative percentile score on a nationally-normed standardized test (e.g. Iowa Test of Basic Skills – ITBS) taken during her 8th grade year.

  • $5,000 yearly scholarship value with cumulative scores in the 99th percentile
  • $3,000 yearly scholarship value with cumulative scores in the 98th percentile
  • $2,000 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 without nationally-normed scores or for those who want an opportunity to improve their nationally-normed score:

Applicants without ITBS, ASPIRE, or other nationally-normed standardized test scores (or who wish to improve their test scores) may register to take the nationally-normed High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Nerinx Hall during the admissions process. Note: The HSPT at Nerinx is only open for applicants for scholarship consideration. It has no bearing on the admission process.


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 December 1 prior to an applicant's freshman year in conjunction with admission. The deadline for awards for the 2020-21 school year was December 1, 2019. 

Eligible candidates for this award must:

  • Be an 8th grade minority student
  • Demonstrate academic excellence 
  • Demonstrate leadership in their school or community 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Complete the Diversity Award application 
  • Ask an adult to complete the recommendation form 
  • Submit the Diversity Award application and other required documents by the deadline

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


November 1, 2019

FACTS Online application period opens

February 9, 2020

FACTS Online application deadline and 2019 W-2 submission deadline for Class of 2024

February 14, 2020

Financial aid award letters mailed to Class of 2024

February 29, 2020
Online financial aid application deadline for returning families outside the Class of 2024. 

March 2, 2020

FACTS payment plan enrollment and $50 registration fee and $400 deposit are due 

April 30, 2020

Financial aid appeals deadline