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
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 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. 

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, which in 2021 equates to $220.00 per student, however this does not apply to accounts that are approved for Fee Assistance.

FEES AND LEVIES 2021 ANNUAL MONTHLY (x10)
Tuition Fees
$4,400.00
$440.00
Early Payment Discount (5%)
$220.00
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%)
$440.00
44.00
4 children in Catholic schools (20%) OR 3 children at St Patrick's College
$880.00
88.00
5 children in Catholic Schools (30%) OR 4 children at St Patrick's College
$1320.00
132.00

Accounts: Issue and Payment

Annual Fee
If you elect to pay your account upfront you will receive an annual 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.

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 fees@stpatricks.tas.edu.au.

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
  • EFTPOS

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 karen.cole@stpatricks.tas.edu.au or phone 6341 9988.

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.