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.

2018 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
1st
Child 100%
2nd
Child 75%
3rd
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Tuition Fee Secondary 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 Levy per Family $ 783
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

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.

General School-Based Fees
Family P&F Levy $102
Family Levy $102
Enrolment Application Fee $50 per application
Enrolment Acceptance Fee $300 for Year 7 enrolments only

 

Resource Fee             
Years 7 and 8 $660
Year 9 $912             
Years 10 $708            
Year 11 & 12 $738            

 

Activity Fees
Year 7 $369
Year 8 $189
Year 9 $213
Year 10 $252
Year 11 and 12 $261

 

Annual School fees are billed in three equal instalments payable by the due date on the statement.

Notes on additional amounts charged

The Family P&F Levy and Family Levy are payable for each family where the daughters are attending Cerdon College.

Resource Fees include costs relating directly to the classroom or extracurricular activities, and vary depending on the year the student is in. The cost of all whole Year Group Activities are included in school fee accounts.



Flexible Payment Options

Flexible payment options are offered to all families. This provides you with the opportunity to select a payment method and plan that best suits your circumstances. School fee payment methods include cash, cheque, direct debit, credit card, EFTPOS, BPay, Australia Post BPay, and deductions from Centrelink payments. Payments can also be made on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge and by arrangement with the School Finance Officer.



Financial Difficulty

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees, please discuss the situation with the school Principal. Your situation will be treated with care and confidentiality and an appropriate plan may be arranged for you.

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


Further Information

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact Cerdon College by phone on (02) 8724 7300 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm 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 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.

Can you make a donation?

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.