Tuition & Financial Aid

Developing Leaders and Scholars

Admissions

At St. Pius X High School, our student body is as diverse as Houston itself. Our community is comprised of members from different socioeconomic, religious and ethnic backgrounds and more than 102 different zip codes; we truly believe our differences are what makes us stronger.

That’s why we don’t want tuition cost to ever deter a future leader from joining our community. Approximately 25% of our students receive need-based financial aid and more than 40% receive some type of tuition assistance. The average financial aid amount awarded is more than $6,000 making our annual tuition of $17,600 even more affordable.

SPX works with Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process all financial aid applications and ensure objective evaluations of each request.

All families seeking financial aid must complete an online application through the FAST program. First-year and returning families complete the same application each year. The application process has a $43 non-refundable fee paid by credit card.

Smart Tuition

All registration fees and payments are made through Smart Tuition.

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Smart Tuition Information

There may be additional fees for athletics, AP or dual credit courses and other elective opportunities.

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Tuition

The St. Pius X High School Board of Directors has approved the following tuition rate for the 2021-2022 school year: 

$17,600-paid in full, paid in two installments of $8,800, or $1,760 per month. The two-installment payments will be due July 1, 2021 and Dec. 1, 2021. Monthly payments due July 1, 2021 through April 1, 2022. All registration fees and payments are made through Smart Tuition.

$17,600 One student family
$35,200 Two student family
$44,000 Three student family with 1/2 tuition for third student

Additional Student Fees

$250 Registration Fee (returning student
$350 Registration Fee (new student)
$225 Graduation Fee (seniors only)

 

Athletic Fees

Learning for Success Fees

 

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Financial Aid

FAST: Your path to financial aid at SPX

All families seeking financial aid must complete an online application through the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program. First-year and returning families complete the same application each year. The application process has a $43 non-refundable fee paid by credit card.

FAST Access & Decisions

We use FAST so that our process

  • provides an objective view on each family's need
  • keeps your financial documents with a secure third party
  • is available to you 24 hours a day
  • guides you through the application

Families need to

  • submit a complete application through the FAST program
  • meet the FAST deadlines shown below

The school will notify first-year students of their financial assistance status along with their acceptance letter. Families of returning students will be notified of their financial assistance status by early April. 

Financial aid awards are for tuition only; books and other fees are not covered.

Know Your Financial Aid Deadlines

Families should have completed the following by February 15, 2021:

  • Completed the FAST application
  • Submit the following documents to FAST
    • 2020 signed tax return with W2 and/or Form 1099  - if you have filed your 2020 return by Feb. 15, 2021
    • 2020 W2 and/or Form 1099
    • IRS Form 4506-T for prior two years
    • Copy of most recent payroll stub of parent or guardian
  • 2020 signed tax return must be filed with FAST by March 31 in order for award to be granted

 

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Scholarships

Earn and retain a merit scholarship at SPX

We seek to attract the best and brightest students. St. Pius X High School offers academic scholarships to incoming ninth graders based upon what students score on the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE), teacher recommendations and middle school grades.

Student must meet the following criteria

  • Submit application by December 15, 2021
  • Take ISEE and submit scores to St. Pius X | Receiving an Average Stanine of 8 or above on the ISEE
  • Receive acceptance for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Meet composite score requirements on entrance exam

Entrance Exam Composite Score and GPA Requirements

Average Stanine on ISEE Scholarship Amount (per year) Annual Renewal Requirement
9 $7,500 GPA - Top 10 percent
8 $5,000 GPA - Top 10 percent
7 $2,000 GPA - Top 15 percent
n/a $1,250 GPA - Top 15 percent