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.

  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.

 

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Education 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.

 

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Agnes for 2021


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 2021 Diocesan tuition fee, 2021 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2021 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 $150 $150 $150 $150
Overnight Excursion $273 $273 $273 $273
Overnight Meal $66 $66 $66 $66
Total $4,101 $2,733 $2,184 $1,089
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 $150 $150 $150 $150
Overnight Excursion $201 $201 $201 $201
Overnight Meal $57 $57 $57 $57
Total $4,020 $2,652 $2,103 $1,008
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 $150 $150 $150 $150
Total $4,002 $2,574 $1,965 $750
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 $150 $150 $150 $150
Total $4,002 $2,574 $1,965 $750
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 $210 $210 $210 $210
Overnight Meal $90 $90 $90 $90
Total $4,974 $3,378 $2,601 $1,050
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
Total $4,674 $3,078 $2,301 $750

VET Charges Year 11*
VET Construction $330
VET Information & Digital Technology $150
VET Entertainment $240
VET Hospitality $400
VET Retail Services $120
*VET charges are a one off fee charged in Year 11/12


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:

  • 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 - Details are on School Fee Account
  • 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, Mr Paul Thompson, 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 contact the school at the beginning of the school year.

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

 

 

 

Byawalla

Did you know we offer fee support
for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families?*

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Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.*

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High Needs Support Centres

Do you have a child with moderate intellectual disabilities who would benefit from an alternate platform for learning?

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* Conditions apply