School Fees

Diocesan 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.

  Flexible Payment Plans

 

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal

 

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.

 

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Agnes for 2020

The tables below show the breakdown of School Fees at St Agnes Catholic High School. Fees are divided into three equal amounts. Payment is due 28 days from the Statement Date unless an arrangement is made with the Finance Department

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $11-$18 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Resource Fee $600 $600 $600 $600
Activity Fee $159 $159 $159 $159
Overnight Excursion $273 $273 $273 $273
Overnight Meal $66 $66 $66 $66
TOTAL (2020) $4,110 $2,742 $2,193 $1,098

 

Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Resource Fee $600 $600 $600 $600
Activity Fee $159 $159 $159 $159
TOTAL (2020) $3,771 $2,403 $1,854 $759

 

Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Resource Fee $600
$600
$600 $600
Activity Fee $225 $225 $225 $225
TOTAL (2020) $4,077 $2,649 $2,040 $825

 

Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Resource Fee $600 $600 $600 $600
Activity Fee $159 $159 $159 $159
TOTAL (2020) $4,011 $2,583 $1,974 $759

 

Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,102 $2,328 $1,551
Resource Fee $600 $600 $600 $600
Activity Fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Overnight Excursion  $192 $192 $192 $192
Overnight Meal $48 $48 $48 $48
TOTAL (2020) $4,914 $3,318 $2,541 $990
Additional Subject Costs
       
  VET – Hospitality

$290

$290 $290 $290
  VET – Business Services $150 $150
$150 $150
  VET-Construction $120 $120 $120 $120
  VET – Information & Digital Technology $150 $150 $150 $150
  VET – skills for work & Vocational Pathways $85 $85 $85 $85
  VET - Tourism, Travel & Events $150 $150 $150 $150

 

Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822

Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,102 $2,328 $1,551
Resource Fee $600 $600 $600 $600
Activity Fee $150 $150 $150 $150
Overnight Excursion $228 $228 $228 $228
Overnight Meal $57 $57 $57 $57
TOTAL (2020) $4,959 $3,363 $2,586 $1,035
Additional Subject Costs
VET – Hospitality

$180

$180 $180 $180
VET – Business Services $100 $100 $100 $100
VET-Construction $200 $200 $200 $200
         
         

 

 

Diocesan Fees       

These fees are set by and collected on behalf of the Diocese of Parramatta and are passed onto the Catholic Education Office. They are directed towards supplementing Commonwealth and State Grants (which cover about 80% of the running costs of the schools) for the payment of teacher's salaries, general running costs associated with the school and the administration of the Catholic Education Office Parramatta.          

Sibling reductions for Diocesan School Fees only apply to those children attending Systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta and St Dominic's College at Kingswood or systemic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Dioceses of Wollongong and Broken Bay.

School-Based Fees School fee payments are charged annually, with the payments made in 3 equal instalments over the year. These fees cover technology, resources, camps and activities used to support learning in all subjects. As the cost of all of these activities and resources are subsidised by the school, there are no refunds if an individual student does not attend a particular activity.

Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR for 2020 is $2,016 and is payable in three equal instalments. The fee is additional to normal diocesan fees and school based fees and is payable on the following visa numbers: 
173, 400, 401, 402, 405, 407,408, 410, 411, 415, 416, 417, 420, 456, 457, 462, 476, 482, 485, 497, 580, 590, 600, 601, 651, 771, 884, 944, 956, 976 and 977 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 051 and are still valid (not expired).

Payment Options

Payment can be made by the following means:

  • Cash - Payment at the School Office;
  • Cheque - By post or through payment at the School Office;
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only) - Payment at the School Office or by phoning the school on 8882 0700;
  • EFTPOS (Credit, Cheque or Savings Account) - Payment at the School Office;
  • Postbillpay - Payment at Australia Post Offices and agencies and via the internet. Details on School Fee Account.
  • BPAY - on the internet. Details are on School Fee Account.
  • CEO - Flexible Payment Plan. Details are sent out with the first invoice of the year.

 

Application can be made, to pay fees on an instalment basis. Request for instalment payment arrangements should be discussed with the School Fee Secretary, Mrs. Lorraine Bailey on 8882 0706.

If parents are experiencing difficulties in meeting their financial commitments with respect to school fees, either of a temporary or continuing nature, they are asked to contact the school’s Business Manager, Mrs. Kelly Pickett to arrange an interview so a mutually acceptable arrangement can be agreed upon. This matter will be treated with absolute confidentiality.

It is important that families experiencing difficulty or potential difficulty in 2020 contact the school at the beginning of the school year

 


Further Information

If you have any further enquiries related to school fees you can contact St Agnes Catholic High School by phone on 8882 0700 weekdays between 8:00am and 3:30pm or send us an email.

 

 

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.

Learn how this can help you

 

Support Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to 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 Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Support Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.