School Fees

St Patrick's College Fees for 2018

Tuition Fees $4,095.00 $455.00
Early Payment Discount (5%) $204.75  
Overdue Interest (where no agreed payment plan is in place) 5% p.a.  
Parents Building Fund Levy (voluntary contribution) $160.00  
FAMILY DISCOUNTS (figure quoted is per St Patrick's College Student)    
3 children in Catholic schools (10%) $409.50 $45.50
4 children in Catholic schools (20%) OR 3 children at St Patrick's College $819.00 $91.00
5 children in Catholic Schools (30%) OR 4 children at St Patrick's College $1,229.00 $137.00

Tuition Fees

The College charges a tuition fee which covers the cost of most planned curriculum and co-curricular based activities from Year 7 to Year 12, spreading the cost of educating a student evenly over the course of their secondary schooling and reducing the need for additional charges or levies.  There are however some activities that incur additional charges due to their significant cost to the College, for example rowing and Year 10 camps.

The College Board is committed to the monitoring and administration of a fair and just tuition fee system.  Annual fee increases are approved in line with increasing costs to ensure the College can continue to deliver high quality programs and maintain facilities.

Early Payment Discount

A 5% discount of tuition fees is available for full payment of the yearly account by 31st March, which in 2018 equates to $204.75 per student. (N.B. Does not apply to parents on Fee Assistance Scheme).


Overdue Accounts

It is extremely important to maintain an open communication system and parents are strongly encouraged to contact either the Principal or the Business Manager if any difficulties arise in relation to payment of their account. Depending on the individual circumstances, fee assistance or a payment plan may be approved.

The College will review overdue accounts on a monthly basis. If accounts are overdue with no agreed payment plan, 5% p.a. interest may be charged.  The College Board has also engaged the services of a solicitor to assist with the collection of overdue accounts.  If there has been no contact with the College regarding an overdue account it may be lodged for collection. Accounts lodged will incur a collection fee.

Parents Building Fund Levy

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This levy was introduced to assist with the continued development of College facilities, for the benefit of all students.  For 2018 the requested contribution is $160 per family. The levy is a tax-deductible donation to the College’s registered building fund and official receipts will be issued.  Parents are encouraged to support this initiative which will assist the College maintain and improve its facilities for the benefit of all students who attend the College.

(For several years now the College has also collected a voluntary P&F levy on behalf of the Parents & Friends Association.  This donation has not been tax-deductible for families. These funds have predominantly been used to contribute towards capital projects supported by the P&F Association.  The College Board has decided from 2018 onwards this levy will not be collected).

Family Discounts

The College offers significant discounts for parents/guardians paying fees for three or more children in Catholic schools. Discounts for St Patrick’s College students are automatically calculated and applied to your account. Discounts relating to siblings at Catholic primary schools can only be applied if the sibling information is supplied to the College.

Accounts : Issue and Payment

Annual Fee
If you elect to pay your account upfront you will receive an annual account which will be discounted by 5% if paid in full by 31st March.  If you wish to pay in full and claim your discount, please advise us so that your annual account can be created and your discount applied.  

Default billing process
If you do not elect to pay in full by the end of March you will be  billed evenly over a nine-month cycle from March to November.  Accounts are due on a monthly basis and must be paid within the month.

If your payment arrangements have changed or you wish to vary the terms of payment, please complete the Payment Arrangements Form and return to the Accounts Office, or email it to

Payment options for your convenience:

  • Direct debit to your nominated bank account or credit card
  • BPay
  • Centrepay through Centrelink

Fee Assistance

The College has a fee assistance scheme for families who are experiencing financial difficulties.  Please apply through the Principal or Business Manager.

Accounts are due on a monthly basis and must be paid within the month.