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School fees

 

 

Our commitment to our school families is to offer a high quality Catholic education that is accessible and affordable.

Investing in your child’s education is one of the most important decisions for families to make and, at St Joseph’s, we would like to help all parents & carers who wish to provide an affordable Catholic education for their child.


Annual School Fees 2021

Full fee per student   $3,100
Lower income fee per student  $1,860


 

What is Included:

The tuition fee above covers all tuition, levies and charges for each child’s education and also includes book lists and stationery.

(School camps, aquatics/swimming and sports carnivals, Year 6 Jacket/Sport Tops/Year Books are excluded and charged separately.)
 

Lower Income Fee:

To be eligible for the lower income fee, you need to qualify as a low income family. This is determined by your family’s gross income and is a $ value set by the State Government.

In 2021, your family’s gross income needs to be below approximately $60,264 for a family with one school-age child. (The limit will vary depending on how many dependent children you have.)

Proof of income is required and applicants will need to apply via the State Government’s School Card scheme.

Our Business Manager, Janet Price, can help you if you have any questions about applying for the lower income fee.

 

Need help with School Fees?

If you are concerned about your ability to pay schools fees, we strongly encourage you to have a discussion with us. We believe a family’s financial circumstances should not be a barrier to a student accessing a Catholic education.

 

Keep scrolling to view Sibling Discounts and Frequently Asked Questions

Sibling Discounts

Full Fee 2021

No. of children Fee Total
1st child $3,100 $3,100
2nd child $2,387 $5,487
3rd child $1,643 $7,130
4th child $0 $7,130

 

Lower Income Fee 2021

No. of children Fee Total
1st child $1,860 $1,860
2nd child $1,432 $3,292
3rd child $986 $4,278
4th child $0 $4,278

 

We ensure school fees are at a level that maintains quality education for the children whilst having consideration for the financial capacity of the community we serve. 

We offer families fortnightly and monthly payment plans from February through to October or an annual upfront payment with a 5% discount.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fee Remission?

In line with our Tuition Fee Policy, families who feel they may need assistance in paying their School Fees or seek a variation to the fee paying requirements are asked to contact our Business Manager, Janet Price - all discussions and arrangements are in the strictest confidence.

 

What is School Card?

School Card supports families who are low income earners. Those families who qualify for School Card need to apply each year to the Department of Education & Child Development (DECD).  Forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the DECD website

Every family who qualifies for School Card will automatically be charged the low income school fee.

 

How can we pay our School Fees?

You have a choice of how to pay school fees through any of the following methods:

· Bpay · Credit Card · Direct debit from your bank account · EFTPOS · QKR app · Cash or Cheque · Centrepay ·

Click here for video instructions on how to install and use the QKR! app

 

Payment Plans

At the start of each school year, each family receives a personalised payment plan which provides suggested amounts for annual, twice yearly, monthly or fortnightly payments.  We have found our families appreciate this hassle free way to organise their payments.  Our Business Manager is always happy to discuss alternative payment arrangements which may better suit your family finances.

 

Re-enrolment Fee

A Re-enrolment fee is charged at the end of the school year to secure your place for the following school year.  This fee is deducted from the school fees charged at the start of the following school year, i.e. the re-enrolment fee charged In October 2020 will be deducted from the $3,100 school fee charged in 2021.

 

Is there anything else you would like to know or discuss?

Please contact our Business Manager, Janet Price on 8431 2834 or jprice@stjotran.catholic.edu.au 

 

Click here to view our school fee policy