School Fees

Ensuring a quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for children


There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

  • Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
  • Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
  • School-based fees.

Discounts on Fees

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep the fees as low as possible. No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family's financial circumstances.

There are very significant discounts for the second (25% reduction) and third (50% reduction) children enrolled from the one family. There are no fees for the fourth and subsequent children.

If you have children in other Diocesan schools, please click on the Sibling Discount Applicable Schools attachment to see if a discount will be automatically applied.

If any of your children attend a school listed where a sibling advice notice is required, please complete and return the Sibling Registration for Diocesan Tuition Fees form.

Please note that for automatic discounts to apply the residential address on each enrolment form must be the same. It is up to parents to advise schools of other siblings in order to receive the discount. Please note that discounts are not backdated.



Flexible Payment Options

There are a range of options available to assist families WITH THE PAYMENT OF FEES.

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.

 


Diocesan Fees

To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.

2017 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
1st
Child 100%
2nd
Child 75%
3rd
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,131 $ 849 $ 567
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,461 $ 1,095 $ 732
Tuition Fee Secondary Years 7 – 8 $ 2,028 $ 1,521 $ 1,014
Years 9 – 10 $ 2,250 $ 1,689 $ 1,125
Years 11 – 12 $ 2,874 $ 2,157 $ 1,437
Building Levy One Levy per Family $ 756
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,869 $ 1,869 $ 1,869

Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable.

Diocesan Building Levy

The Diocesan Building Levy enables us, through our capital works program, to meet the demand for new schools and new classes in high growth areas, and to continue to maintain all schools to a high standard. All families with one or more children in a Parramatta Diocesan school (or at St Dominic's College Kingswood) are required to pay the annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy.

 

Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is payable per each new student on the following visa numbers:
173, 401, 402, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 442, 456, 457, 459, 462, 476, 485, 497, 580, 600, 601, 651, 675, 676, 679, 685, 884, 944, 956, 976 and 977 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 090.

 


School-Based Fees

Each school also charges fees that go toward resources that may include excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days.

Please contact St Andrew's College to obtain a list of our school-based fees.



Billing and Accounts

The Year 11 and 12 Subject Fees are billed on the Term 2 and Term 3 accounts to cover some of the materials expenses for the subjects indicated, in Years 11 and 12. These fees do not cover excursions for Year 11 and 12 students.

Fees Accounts are mailed home during the 1st week of Terms 1, 2 and 3. Fees are due and payable within 21 days of receiving the account. Payment can either be made at your child's campus, your local post office (post bill pay) or via BPay. If you wish to pay your account by credit card over the phone, please contact Simone McKechnie on 96264006. Payment of your account by instalment is also welcome - please contact Simone McKechnie to set up a payment plan.