School Fees

The College Board has approved the following Fee structure for 2018.

Tuition Fee

Per Annum Per Month x 9
$4,095 $455

Parents Building Fund Levy

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 that from 2018 onwards this levy will not be collected).

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 Reduction Scheme)

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

Family Discounts

The College offers significant discounts for parents/guardians paying fees for three or more children in Catholic schools.

3 children in Catholic schools $410 per student at SPC p.a.
4 children in Catholic schools
or 3 children at St Patrick’s
 $820 per student at SPC p.a.
5 or more children in Catholic schools
or 4 children at St Patrick’s
 $1,230 per student at SPC p.a.

Tuition Fees

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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.

Accounts : Issue and Payment

The annual fee is billed evenly over a nine-month cycle from March to November, to assist families in meeting their annual commitment.   The College offers a variety of methods for payment: direct debit; BPAY; credit card; Centrepay; salary deduction; cheque or cash.   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.
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 accounts@stpatricks.tas.edu.au

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. The College Board has also engaged the services of a solicitor to assist with the collection of overdue accounts.  If accounts are overdue and there has been no contact with the College they may be lodged for collection. Accounts lodged will incur a collection fee.