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:


1
Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees
Set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

 

2
Diocesan Building Levy
Set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

 

3
School-Based Fees

 

 

 


No child will be refused enrolment from a Catholic school because of a family's inability to pay school 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. Parents should advise as promptly as possible when this information changes.

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 and discounts only apply whilst the students are enrolled at the same time.

 

 

 


Flexible Payment Options


There are a range of options available to assist families with the payment of 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.

Learn more

Online Payment Portal


To make a one off payment with Visa or Mastercard by the payment due date visit the Online Payment Portal.

Online Payment portal

 

 

 

 

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund, please contact Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email communityliaison@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.

2019 Annual Fees 1st Child
100%
2nd Child
75% 
3rd Child
50% 
Primary Tuition Fees
      Kindergarten $ 1,206 $ 903 $ 603
      Years 1 – 6 $ 1,557 $ 1,167 $ 780
Secondary Tuition Fees
      Years 7 – 8 $ 2,157 $ 1,617 $ 1,080
      Years 9 – 10 $ 2,394 $ 1,794 $ 1,197
      Years 11 – 12 $ 3,057 $ 2, 292 $ 1,530
Building Levy (one per family) $ 804
Temporary Residents (K – 12) $ 1,986 $ 1,986 $ 1,986

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. Please note that this fee is not tax deductible.

Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is payable per each student on the following visa numbers:
173, 400, 401, 402, 405, 407, 408, 411, 415, 416, 417, 420, 457, 462, 476, 482, 485, 497, 580, 590, 600, 601, 651, 884, 944 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.

 

 

Making Catholic education more affordable


CEDP offers scholarships and fee arrangements for families facing financial hardship.

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, sensitivity and confidentiality.


Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme