Affordability


Financial Aid OverviewSt. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy (PMA) is committed to offering families the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance in order to help make the value of a Catholic education a reality for their children.  

All tuition assistance is need-based. Students receiving tuition assistance must maintain an acceptable academic rating and conduct record. Tuition assistance is available through the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) and PMA's Tuition Assistance (PMA Grant). All aid provided is on an annually renewable basis. In addition to need-based financial aid, PMA offers merit scholarships to recognize and reward students for their academic achievements, leadership skills, and contributions to the community. For more detailed information on how to apply for financial aid, merit scholarships, and CEF support, explore below. 


Tuition AssistanceAll incoming families looking for tuition assistance will also be required to complete an application on FACTS and submit the required documentation to the Business Office. Tuition assistance review forms through PMA will only be processed after a family has successfully completed the application process for admission. 

Begin the FACTS Application here. 


Merit Scholarships: 

There are over thirty (30) merit scholarships available for students applying for 9th grade admission. By submitting a complete admission application to our Academy, applicants qualify to be considered for a merit scholarship. 

Onward Scholars ProgramThe Onward Scholars Program (OSP) is a unique four-year scholarship and academic enrichment program. PMA is the only co-ed High School that has this program. OSP provides students a solid bridge to a college education by providing extensive individual support and exposing them to opportunities that inspire confidence, grit, and leadership. In addition to financial assistance, mentoring, and college access, Scholars are welcomed into a cohort of twelve (12) highly motivated, academically successful students who support one another for four years. This scholarship covers 75% of tuition over the student's four years in addition to a $2,000 stipend. *To be considered, there is an additional essay response that will need to be submitted with the PMA Admissions Application. 

President's Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one incoming 9th grader who demonstrates excellent academic and co-curricular success during their time in 6, 7, & 8th grades. The President's Scholarship covers 75% of tuition over the student's four years in addition to a $2,000 stipend that can be used on college and career exploration.

Principal's Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one incoming 9th grader who demonstrates excellent academic and co-curricular success during their time in 6, 7, & 8th grades. The Principal's Scholarship covers 50% of tuition over the student's four years in addition to a $1,000 stipend that can be used on college and career exploration.

Macdonald and Rach Family Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to seven (7) incoming 9th graders who display a strength of character, involvement in their community, and a commitment to a spirit of teamwork and collaboration by a high level of participation in extra curricular activities during their 6, 7, & 8th grade years. These scholarships cover $5,000 of tuition each year, totaling at $20,000 over a student's four years. 

Warrior Scholarship: The Warrior Scholarship is awarded to ten (10) incoming 9th graders of the amount of $8,000 over a student's four years. This is awarded to students who demonstrate and live out PMA's Integral Student Outcomes (ISO's).

Class of '62 Can Do Scholarship: The Pius X High School Class of 1962 offers a scholarship to one incoming 9th grader of the amount of $6,000 over a student's four years. This is awarded to a student who meet the criteria of a strong student both inside and outside of the classroom. A student's financial need is put into consideration for only this merit scholarship.


CEF Applications

Open enrollment for CEF (Catholic Education Foundation) applications Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 for the 2024-2025 school year is quickly approaching. 

CLICK HERE to download the CEF Application Form (English)

CLICK HERE to download the CEF Application Form (Spanish)


Need additional information or assistance?

For any questions, please contact:

Mr. Jose Barba, Director of Business & Finance Services
jbarba@piusmatthias.org
562-861-2271 x1004

Ms. Monica Barrera, Tuition Clerk
mbarrera@piusmatthias.org
562-861-2271 x1023