Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Tuition at Pius X High School

Pius X High School tuition and fees averages 43.5 percent of the $6,400 actual cost per student. Every Catholic student receives a tuition subsidy scholarship of up to $3,751 (depending on grade level) thanks to support from local parishes, Pius X Foundation and fundraising.

Scholarship / Tuition Assistance

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, Pius X awarded more than $175,000 in student scholarships in the 2019-20 school year.

  • Apply for scholarships between March 1, 2020 and May 30, 2020;
  • Scholarship criteria vary, and most scholarships are need based;
  • There is one application for all scholarship opportunities;
  • Consider asking your parish pastor for tuition assistance;
  • Questions? Call 402-488-1046 or email
NE state cost comparison 20-21

Every family is requested to participate generously (according to their ability) in the Fund for Pius X and other fundraisers that help keep tuition affordable for all students. Please tithe as a tax-deductible gift this year to your parish and/or Pius X that is equal to or greater than the difference between the actual cost ($6,400) and your student’s annual tuition.

Pius X High School will begin using FACTS Tuition Management for the 2020-21 school year. Click to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scholarships

All families are strongly encouraged to complete the scholarship application process. The same application is used for the Pius X Scholarships and the Good Shepherd Scholarship. Both the Pius X Scholarships and the Good Shepherd Scholarship use FACTS for the application process. Simply select both applications during the application process.

When is/are the deadlines?

The deadline for the Good Shepherd Scholarship is March 30, and May 31 for the Pius X scholarships.

Is there a difference in the application process?

The only difference is that the GSS application asks for either the 2018 or 2019 tax return information, while Pius X requires the 2019 tax return information. Pius X will also have some optional additional questions should you be interested in applying for some of our named scholarships with specific requirements (typically our non-need based scholarships).

Are there any changes in the GSS from this year to last year?

Yes. The scholarship amount has increased from $1,300 to $1,600 per student. Also, the qualifying standard has increased from 200% of the federal poverty level to 225%. Read more here

Does the scholarship cover the Diocesan technology fee for students?

Yes and no. Yes the Diocesan technology fee can be covered on top of the $1,600 (for a total of $1,825 in scholarship funds), but the technology fee is not included in the family cap.

Can my family earn scholarship money from both the GSS and Pius X?

Yes, it is possible to receive a scholarship from both.

What impact does the GSS have on the Pius X scholarships?

The addition of the Good Shepherd Scholarship means Pius X is able to offer even more scholarship funds to more families. In 2019-2020 the Pius X Foundation was able to assist almost double the amount of families as previous years with our Pius X specific scholarships.

Is Pius X still interested in providing more scholarships?

Yes! In fact, generous donations have made it possible to offer three new scholarships for the 2021-22 school year. Contact Courtney Johnson at or view our Scholarship page for more information.

About the Good Shepherd Scholarship

Good Shepherd Scholarship Program Results

  • 2020: over $2.1 million in scholarships awarded (2019: $1.2 million)
  • 2020: 1,337 students (and their families) benefited from a scholarship (2019:1,170 students)
  • 2020: families within 225% of the Federal Poverty Level were eligible for scholarships (2019: 200%)
  • 2020: scholarships cover up to 75% of tuition, or $1,300 for grade school and $1,600 for high school (2019: $900 for grade school/$1,300 for high school)
  • 2020 scholarships also included $225 to cover the technology fee for over 1,200 students

2020 Good Shepherd Graduating Senior Class Results

  • 100% of the Good Shepherd Scholarship seniors graduated from high school (85.3% National Rate; 88.4% Nebraska Graduation Rate)
  • 34% of the Good Shepherd Scholarship seniors identified as minority students (48% National Rate; 33.5% Nebraska Rate)