Tuition Fees are charged on an annual basis. The first fee statement is issued in February with the annual charges shown. Subsequent statements will then be issued at the end of each month.
2017 Tuition Fee Amounts
Year 7 $5,010.00
Year 8 $5,150.00
Year 9 $5,550.00
Year 10 $5,675.00
Year 11 $5,945.00
Year 12 $5,945.00
A Capital Levy of $400.00 per family will apply in 2017. This fee is levied for the ongoing capital upgrade of College facilities.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Families with students in Years 7, 8, 10 & 11 in 2017 will be required to pay a technology levy of $275.00 per student. Year 9 and 12 students in 2017 will be required to pay a technology levy of $250.00 per student. The technology levy will be added to families fee accounts.
The Jacaranda and Cambridge products will be purchased by the college for students. Families with students in years 7, 8, 9 & 10 will be invoiced $177.95 per student for these resources. Families with students in years 11 & 12 will be invoiced $69.95 per student for these resources. The digital textbooks levy will be added to families fee accounts.
Student Departures and Withdrawals
Parents and guardians are reminded that early written notification of a student withdrawing during the College year is required. Where a student exits the College during a Term, fees are payable to end of the Term the student exited.
A 2017 Fee Payment Plan must be completed by all families and returned to the College by Friday 25 November 2016.
The following options are available for the payment of school fees:
• Payment in Full by 28 February 2017. (This will attract a discount)
The following instalment arrangements are available:
• Weekly payments
• Fortnightly payments
• Monthly payments
• Quarterly payments
Other instalment plans may be arranged to suit family budgets. Please contact the Finance Office if you require assistance to determine the payments required to clear the account balance prior to the end of the 2016 school year.
The following facilities are available for the payment of accounts:
• Direct Debit
• Credit Card
• Centrepay deduction
Support for the Cost of Education
Family Discounts – two children
A discount applies where two children in a family attend the College at the same time, with an automatic discount of 12.5% off the total Tuition Fees.
Family Fee Structure – more than two children
Where three or more students from the one family attend the College in a school year, the tuition fee charged will be limited to the fees for the eldest two students, and the 12.5% family discount will be applied. The effect of this is that the total payable is limited to two students only.
Payment in Full Discount: February
The following discount is offered where the fee account is paid in full by February 28, 2017:
One Student $200.00
Two or more students $350.00
Camps, Sports & Excursions FundCSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be paid against your fee account as camps, sports & excursion costs are built into the tuition fees.
How to Apply
Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from www.education.vic.gov.au/csef
If you have any concerns regarding payment of College fees, you are encouraged to discuss these at any time with the Business Manager. Where appropriate, you may be able to make alternative arrangements to pay fees, or seek a concession. It is not helpful to ignore notices for request for payment as debt collection processes will be initiated.
Debt Collection Procedures
As a last resort the College will commence debt recovery or take legal action where no adequate response has been achieved from approaches for fee payment. Costs incurred by the College from such methods are fully recoverable from the Debtor. This is a last resort for the College but is necessary as a matter of justice for paying members of the school community and the financial sustainability of the College.