In order to provide families with adequate budgetary preparation, the 5-year Catholic tuition plan is shown below:

YEAR First Child* Second Child* Third Child*
2017- 2018 $375 $325 $275
2018 – 2019 $450 $400 $350
2019 – 2020 $525 $475 $425
2020 – 2021 $600 $550 $500
2021 – 2022 $675 $625 $575

* A Diocesan fee of $25 will be added to each student’s tuition

** Non-Catholic Tuition will be on the same scale + 25% of the Cost Per Pupil/Family from the Stewardship Covenant  ($2,235 for one child; $3,009 for two children in 2018-2019).




St. Joseph Catholic School is striving to keep Catholic school education affordable for Catholic families who desire it for their children but may need some financial assistance to make that dream a reality. Thanks to ongoing efforts from generous parishioners, a Guardian Angel Fund has been established for families in need of financial assistance.

What is the Guardian Angel Fund? The Guardian Angel Fund is the Tuition Assistance Fund at St. Joseph. Each year, donations are added to the Guardian Angel Fund to be used for families in need of tuition assistance.


Who can apply? Any Catholic student enrolled in St. Joseph Catholic School (K-5) and who belongs to St. Joseph Catholic Parish – Beatrice are eligible.


Am I eligible? Families may qualify for tuition assistance if they meet the requirements listed above as well as meet the income requirements for free and reduced lunch under the National School Lunch Program. (Note: families do not have to apply for Free/Reduced lunch under the National School Lunch Program to be eligible for tuition assistance.) Income eligibility can be found here:


The Pastor of St. Joseph reserves the right to grant tuition assistance outside these requirements under extraordinary circumstances.


How do I apply? Applications may be requested from the school office, rectory office, or printed at HERE.. Applications are to be turned in to the school office to Mrs. Zarybnicky or Mr. Haake.


How much can I receive? Eligible families may receive up to 50% of the published tuition.



When are applications due? Applications are due each year prior to August 20th. Any application after August 20th will not be received.



If you have any questions concerning tuition, please contact the school at (402) 233- 5033 or email If you would like to speak with Father Barnhill, he can be reached at (402) 223-2923 or