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Tuition and Financial Assistance


Tuition 2021-22

  • Tuition: $16,900
  • 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 

Financial aid applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each student award decision is unique. 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 $40 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. The application takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. If parents are divorced and both parties are responsible for tuition, parents should apply separately. In a case where a custodial parent has remarried, the financial situation of the stepparent will be considered, and the stepparent must be listed as a co-applicant, as awards are based on household income. 

You will need to provide the information below for all parents to submit an application:

  • Current pay stub(s)
  • 2020 Federal Tax return and 2020 W-2s
  • 2021 W-2s as soon as available, but no later than February 13, 2022. 

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 Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 

Eligible candidates for this award must:

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

FINANCIAL AID DATES

October 1, 2021
FACTS Online application period opens for all classes including applicants for the Class of 2026

February 3, 2022
FACTS Online application deadline and 2020 W-2 submission deadline for Class of 2026

February 18, 2022
Financial aid award letters emailed to Class of 2026

February 28, 2022
Online financial aid application deadline for returning families outside the Class of 2026. 

March 1, 2022
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, 2022
Financial aid appeals deadline