School Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

 

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

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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 fees as low as possible. Catholic systemic schools aim to keep their fees as low as possible, and significant sibling discounts are given. Students who meet enrolment criteria will not be refused enrolment because of a families’ genuine inability to afford school fees.


Diocesan Tuition Fees

Diocesan School Fees are annual fees charged in Terms 1, 2 and 3 as follows:

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees (as one instalment)
Per Annum per Student 2017 1st child

2nd child
(25% discount)
3rd child
(50% discount)
Primary Kindergarten $1,131 $849 $567

Years 1 - 6 $1,461 $1,095 $732
Note: No tuition fees are applicable for fourth and subsequent children where all children attend a Diocesan systemic school.


The 2017 term rate for each of the first three terms is as follows: 

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees (as 3 equal instalments)
Per Term per Student 2017 1st child 2nd child 3rd child
Primary Kindergarten $377 $283 $189

Years 1 - 6 $487 $365 $244


Building levy

All families with one or more children in a Parramatta diocesan school are required to pay a building levy. This levy has replaced the various levies that parents previously paid to school building funds (managed by either parishes or schools). The money collected from the levy is paid into a fund from which all building costs and loan repayments for schools in the diocese are paid. The levy is not tax deductible.

The levy for 2017 is $756 per family, payable in 3 equal instalments of $252 in Terms 1, 2 and 3.


Service fees

There will be some other school-based fees such as enrolment, resources, excursion and maintenance fees. These vary from school to school and will be explained at the time of enrolment.

The General Contribution Fee covers all School based Fees such as:

  • Excursions - with the exception of overnight camps which will be billed accordingly
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Classroom Consumables
  • Other Teaching Expenses

The fee for each child is $465 per year ($155 per term x 3).


School Fee Accounts

A Statement of Account is distributed at the beginning of each Term.


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.


Outstanding Fees

A reminder notice for outstanding fees will be sent 30 days from the date of the original statement. However, if you encounter unexpected changes to your financial circumstances that may make it difficult to pay your fees on time, please make an immediate appointment with the Principal who will respond to your situation with care and confidentiality. You may also need to bring supporting documents to show your financial situation.

 

Byallawa Scheme

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.

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Scholarship Fund

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.