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. The Board sets fees for a calendar year. 

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 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.

Building Levy Fund
This levy was introduced to assist with the continued development of College facilities, for the benefit of all students.  For 2019 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.  The College is planning to use the Building Fund in 2019 to create much-needed undercover outdoor areas for students to use during recess and lunch breaks and as additional sport/PE areas in inclement weather.

Family Discount Fee
The College offers significant discounts for parents/guardians paying fees for three or more children in Catholic schools and these are automatically calculated and applied to accounts. 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 31st March, which in 2019 equates to $209.70 per student, however this does not apply to accounts that are approved for Fee Assistance.

FEES AND LEVIES 2019 ANNUAL MONTHLY (x10)
Tuition Fees
$4,194.00
$419.40
Early Payment Discount (5%)
$209.70
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) ANNUAL MONTHLY (x10)
Tuition Fees
$4,194.00
$419.40
3 children in Catholic schools (10%)
$419.40
41.94
4 children in Catholic schools (20%) OR 3 children at St Patrick's College
$838.80
83.88
5 children in Catholic Schools (30%) OR 4 children at St Patrick's College
$1258.20
125.82

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.  

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

Payment
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 accounts@stpatricks.tas.edu.au.

Payment options for your convenience:

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

Overdue Accounts
It is important to maintain open communication 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 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 karen.cole@stpatricks.tas.edu.au or phone 6341 9988.

A copy of the Schools Fees Assistance Policy can be found by clicking here.

Student Assistance Scheme
St Patrick's College is continuing to provide Student Assistance to eligible families.  Families who have been assessed as eligible for Student Assistance by the Department of Education are entitled to receive any 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.