Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance refers to funds granted to make a Marist education more affordable to families. Funds for financial assistance are generated by fundraising events, the St. Joseph Academy Endowment Fund, the annual fund drive and through the contributions of generous alumni, parents and other donors. All grants are based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and the program’s availability of funds. Each family is required to contribute to the cost of educating their child.

St. Joseph Academy focuses on fairly and equally evaluating all of its families based on each family’s income and tuition obligations and does not discriminate on the basis of gender or ethnic origin. 

Tuition and Fees (2023-2024) Enrollment OPENS January 5th 


Tuition:  $11,940.00 annually

      $995.00 monthly

(billed monthly from May 1, 2023, through  April 1, 2024)


Multi-Child Discount: will increase for each additional child enrolled at SJA. The Multi-Child Discount is as follows:

1st child:     $11,940

2nd child:   $10,940 ($1,000 discount)

3rd child:    $10,440 ($1,500 discount)


Partner School Employee Discount: is for parents who work at neighboring partner schools in the area. All paperwork must be submitted to finance no later than April 15th

  • Parents must be a full-time employee of the school (30+ hours per week)
  • Household income and business profits should not exceed $125,000 per year. (tax returns required to verify income) If household income exceeds $125,000 but does not exceed $150,000, the student may qualify for a reduced discount at the schools descretation
  • Discount remains in effect as long as parent is employed full-time at the partner school and meets the minimum requirements outlined above
  • Should a family require additional assistance, they would need to go through the regular financial assistance process

*If current tax returns are unavailable at that time, the most recently filed may be submitted initially with the understanding that the current return must be submitted as soon as complete or no later than October 30th.  Failure to do so may result in forfeiting the discount and charged retroactively.


Registration Fee for NEW STUDENTS:  $650 (non-refundable)

Fee can be paid in installments – Contact Lupita Montoya at (956) 542-3581 Ext. 307 to make arrangements


Parent Service Commitment Fee:  $200
(billed with tuition July 1st and refunded to account if volunteer services are completed by parents)


Financial Assistance

The application opens November 1, 2023

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2024

Families can apply online for financial assistance to FACTS using their most recent tax return.

The tentative date for the committee to begin the review process: is March 2024.  Should a (new) family need to have a decision prior to March 2024, the review will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Merit Awards

St. Joseph Academy is proud to offer merit awards to incoming 7th and 9th grade students after they test at the school. The scholarships are as follows:

Marist Scholar- SJA offers a renewable $2,500 scholarship to students whose composite score average is in the 95th to 99th percentile on the general entrance exams that are offered in October. The scholarship renews based on the student being in good standing and maintaining a cumulative 95% average or better.

Champagnat Award- SJA offers a renewable $1,000 scholarship to students whose composite score average is in the 90th to 94th percentile on the entrance exams that are offered in October. This scholarship is renewable based on the student being in good standing and maintaining a cumulative 90% average.

Saint Joseph Academy also works with a number of outside organizations to help employees of our feeder schools (St. Mary’s, EDS, Kenmont, Incarnate Word, St. Anthony, GRMS, and St. Luke) afford a Catholic education.

Additionally, many generous donors provide tuition assistance to St. Joe families that is awarded through the school’s financial aid application process.