School Fees

Diocesan Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Flexible Payment Plans

 

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal

 

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Patrick's Marist for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $11-$18 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,157 $1,617 $1,080
Resource Fee $1,776 $1,776 $1,776 $1,776
P&F Levy $105      
TOTAL $4,842 $3,393 $2,856 $1,776

 

Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,157 $1,617 $1,080
Resource Fee $1,713 $1,713 $1,713 $1,713
P&F Levy $105      
TOTAL $4,779 $3,330 $2,793 $1,713

 

Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,394 $1,794 $1,197
Resource Fee $2,031 $2,031 $2,031 $2,031
P&F Levy $105      
TOTAL $5,334 $3,825 $3,228 $2,031

 

Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,394 $1,794 $1,197
Resource Fee $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 $1,638
P&F Levy $105      
TOTAL $4,941 $3,432 $2,835 $1,638

 

Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,057 $2,292 $1,530
Resource Fee $2,145 $2,145 $2,145 $2,145
P&F Levy $105      
TOTAL $6,111 $4,437 $3,675 $2,145

 

Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,057 $2,292 $1,530
Resource Fee $1,722 $1,722 $1,722 $1,722
P&F Levy $105      
TOTAL $5,688 $4,014 $3,252 $1,722

 

Enrolment Fees

These are non-refundable and include upfront Application Fee of $50 and, if successful, an enrolment deposit of $300.

Resource Fee

The Resource Fee is a significant source of revenue for the College’s running costs. Areas covered by this fee include in part:

  • Subject department budgets
  • Postage, telephone, stationery, medical supplies
  • Utilities: electricity, water, gas, telephone, postage
  • Classroom supplies, examination papers, repairs, furniture
  • Printing: photocopying, paper, repairs
  • Library
  • Insurance
  • Facilities, grounds and building maintenance
  • College Diary & Year Book 
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Student ID Cards (Replacement cards not included)
  • Champagnat Day
  • Year 7 & 8 Stationery Packs
  • Information Technology across curriculum
  • eBook and Book Loan
  • Apps
  • Maths IT
  • Marist Association Fee
  • Compulsory Incursions & Excursions Years 7-12 & Picnic Days Years 7-12 & Pastoral
  • Year 9 Camp
  • Year 11 & 12 Retreats
  • Lockers (years 7-10)
  • Year 12 Jersey
  • Education Perfect
  • Year 12 Graduation Dinner - Student only

P&F Levy

This fee is administered by the Parents and Friends’ Association and is primarily for capital expenditure and maintenance of a non-recurrent nature.

 


Further Information

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Patrick's Marist by phone on (02) 8841 7900 weekdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm or send us an email.

 

 

 

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme

 

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you

 

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Support Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.