St Patrick's College Fees

St Patrick’s College is a non-profit organisation with student fees and Government grants used solely for educational purposes.

Tuition Fees
Family Discount Fee
Early Payment Discount
Building Fund

Tuition Fees

The College charges a tuition fee that 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 non-compulsory activities that incur additional charges due to their significant cost to the College, for example, rowing and music tuition.

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.

Family Discount Fee

The College offers significant discounts for parents/guardians paying fees for three or more children in Catholic schools. Discounts relating to siblings at Catholic primary schools can only be applied if the sibling information is supplied to the College.

Early Payment Discount

A 5% discount of Tuition Fees is available for full payment of the yearly account by 31 March, calculated on the net value of tuition fees less any sibling discount or scholarships.

The Early Payment Discount does not apply to accounts that have been approved for Fee Assistance or Concession Card Discount.

Building Fund

The Building Fund was introduced to assist the continued development and maintenance of College facilities for the benefit of all students. Contributions are a tax-deductible donation to the College’s registered building fund and we encourage parents/guardians to support this important initiative. To contribute to the Fund, please visit the Payments tab on the Parent Portal or call the College on 03 6341 9988.

Tuition Fees
5% Early Payment Discount (if paid by 31 March)
Overdue Interest (where no agreed payment plan is in place)
5% p.a.
FAMILY DISCOUNTS (figure quoted is per St Patrick's College Student) ANNUAL MONTHLY (x10)
3 children in Catholic schools (10%)
4 children in Catholic schools (20%) OR 3 children at St Patrick's College
5 children in Catholic Schools (30%) OR 4 children at St Patrick's College

Accounts: Issue and Payment

Annual Fee
Alternative Billing Option
Overdue Accounts

Annual Fee

If you elect to pay your account upfront you will receive a discount of 5% on tuition fees if paid in full by 31 March.

Alternative Billing Option

If you do not elect to pay in full by the end of March, you can be billed evenly over a 10-month cycle from February to November.

Payments are to be made in accordance with your billing cycle and are payable by the due date.


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

Payment options for your convenience:

  • Direct debit from your nominated bank account or credit card
  • BPay
  • Online through the College's payment portal
  • Centrepay through Centrelink
  • Edstart flexible payment option

Overdue Accounts

It is important to maintain open communication and parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to contact either the Business Manager or the Principal if any difficulties arise in relation to account payments. Depending on 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 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 and will incur a collection fee.

Financial Assistance

Applications for fee reduction will be considered upon submission of the Fee Assistance Application form, available upon request from the Business Manager.  Applications should be made as early as possible in the school year and new applications are required on an annual basis. To obtain a form please email the Business Manager at or phone 6341 9988.

Concession Card Discounts
Student Assistance Scheme
Saver Plus

Concession Card Discounts

From 2021 Catholic Education Tasmania has introduced a simplified fee assistance process for holders of qualifying Concession Cards. Eligible parents and carers can apply for the concession by completing the Concession Card Discount Form and providing a copy of their concession card. For 2024 this reduces the annual tuition fee to $1,880.00 per student. Further details can be found in the CET Concession Cards information sheet.

The completed application form can be emailed to or given to the College Accounts Office.

Student Assistance Scheme

St Patrick's College continues to provide Student Assistance to eligible families. Families assessed as eligible for Student Assistance by the Department of Education are entitled to receive required textbooks listed on the booklists on a loan basis for the year. No stationery will be provided. If you have an approval letter of assessment from the Department of Education, please provide us with a copy.

If you have not been assessed by the Department of Education but believe that you are eligible, you can apply directly to the College by completing the following application form.

Saver Plus

Saver Plus is a 10 month financial education and matched savings program that assists people to improve their financial education and develop a savings habit for their own or their children’s education costs.

For more information on what Saver Plus is watch this short video or view the flyer.

  • One dollar in matched savings for every one dollar they save, up to $500, funded by ANZ;
  • free MoneyMinded financial education (now offered around Australia via Zoom!); and
  • personal support and guidance from a trusted community organisation.

At the end of the program participants use their matched savings to purchase an education-related goal, such as school uniforms, sports fees and gear, music costs, excursions and camps and more!

Benefits of Saver Plus
By joining the program participants will:

  • be motivated to save by receiving a financial reward for their saving efforts, up to $500;
  • strengthen their financial skills;
  • improve their ability to save in the long-term; and
  • increase their financial confidence.

How it works

  • work with their Saver Plus Coordinator to identify an educational expense for which they intend to save;
  • open a dedicated savings account and make regular deposits over a 10 month period;
  • attend MoneyMinded workshops to improve their financial management skills.

Once participants reach their savings goal, participants savings are matched dollar for dollar, up to $500!