School Fees

Diocesan 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.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta at the start of each year. This provides families with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits their financial circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Direct Debit Request Service Agreement



Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund, please contact Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email EnterpriseServiceDesk@parra.catholic.edu.au.

Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.



Diocesan Fees

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

2018 Annual Fees 1st
Child
100%
2nd
Child
75% 
3rd
Child
50% 
Primary Tuition Fees
      Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
      Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Secondary Tuition Fees
      Years 7 – 8 $ 2,100 $ 1,575 $ 1,050
      Years 9 – 10 $ 2,331 $ 1,749 $ 1,167
      Years 11 – 12 $ 2,976 $ 2, 232 $ 1,488
Building Levy (one per family) $ 783
Temporary Residents (K – 12) $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

Note: No charge for 4th+ children


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.

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

Family Levy P&F

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

Overview of Fees by Year Level

The following tables identify the fees for each year level for the 1st child. Sibling reductions apply for Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees as detailed on page 1. The P&F Fee payable by the eldest child at St Patrick’s Marist College. The following fees are for the eldest child.

School Fees - Year 7, 2018 - Annual $4,716


Fee (per instalment)
Diocesan School Fees $700
Diocesan Building Levy $261
Resource Fee $576
Family Levy P&F $35.00
Total $1,572

The following tables identify the fees for each year level for the 1st child. Sibling reductions apply for Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees as detailed on page 1. The P&F Fee payable by the eldest child at St Patrick’s Marist College. The following fees are for the eldest child:

School Fees - Year 8, 2018 - Annual $4,656


Fee (per instalment)
Diocesan School Fees $700
Diocesan Building Levy $261
Resource Fee $556
Family Levy - P&F $35.00
Total $1,552

The following table identifies the fees for each year level for the 1st child. Sibling reductions apply for Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees as detailed on page 1. The P&F Fee payable by the eldest child at St Patrick’s Marist College. The following fees are for the eldest child

School Fees - Year 9, 2018 - Annual $5,196


Fee (per instalment)
Diocesan School Fees $777
Diocesan Building Levy $261
Resource Fee $659
Family Levy P&F $35
Total $1,732

The following table identifies the fees for each year level for the 1st child. Sibling reductions apply for Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees as detailed on page 1. The P&F Fee payable by the eldest child at St Patrick’s Marist College. The following fees are for the eldest child.

School Fees - Year 10, 2018 - Annual $4,812


Fee (Per instalment)
Diocesan School Fees $777
Diocesan Building Levy $261
Resource Fee $531
Family Levy $35
Total $1,604

The following table identifies the fees for each year level for the 1st child. Sibling reductions apply for Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees as detailed on page 1. The P&F Fee payable by the eldest child at St Patrick’s Marist College. The following fees are for the eldest child:

School Fees - Year 11, 2018 - Annual $5,952


Fee (per instalment)
Diocesan School Fees $992
Diocesan Building Levy $261
Resource Fee $696
Family Levy $35
Total $1,984

The following table identifies the fees for each year level for the 1st child. Sibling reductions apply for Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees as detailed on page 1. The P&F Fee payable by the eldest child at St Patrick’s Marist College. The following fees are for the eldest child:

School Fees - Year 12, 2018 - Annual $5,541


Fee (Per Instalment)
Diocesan School Fees $992
Diocesan Building Levy $261
Resource Fee $559
Family Levy P&F $35
TOTAL $1,847

 

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 a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist 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 Scholarship Fund.

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