School Fees

Diocesan Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:

1

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees


These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.

 

 

2

Diocesan Building Levy


This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.

 

 

3

School-Based Fees


These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

 

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

 

Learn more about how fees work

 


Resource fee

This fee is to supply learning materials such as exercise books, art materials, cardboard, paper, folders etc. The fee of $130 per child is added to Term One fees.

Excursion Payment

This payment is based on the cost of grade excursions and incursions. It includes such events as: Gymnastics, Sports & Swimming Carnivals, Fagan Park, Grade Excursion and any guest speakers. This payment of $165 is payable in three equal instalments over 3 terms. This payment is non-refundable. Please note that this does not, however, cover the cost of the Swimming Program or the Year 5 & 6 Canberra excursion.

Administration / Maintenance Fee Levy

This levy is to purchase equipment and ongoing improvements. $102 per family per year paid in equal instalments over three terms.

Parents and Friends Levy

This optional levy is to purchase technology, books, equipment and resources needed for the students. $102 per family, per year, paid over three terms.



School Fee Accounts

All school fee accounts are processed through the TechOne Finance computer system. Second and third children in Systemic Catholic Schools are given a fee discount. NO tuition fees are applicable for fourth and subsequent children.

You will receive a Statement of Account at the beginning of each term. It would be appreciated if all fees could be paid as soon as possible. If you wish to make weekly or monthly payments, as small regular payments are easier to manage, please see the office.



Outstanding Fees

A reminder for outstanding fees will be sent 30 days from the date of the original statement. If you encounter unexpected changes to your income that may make it difficult to pay your fees on time, please make an immediate appointment with the Principal to discuss the matter before the situation becomes unmanageable. The Catholic Education Office now has access to all school fee accounts and will follow up on all outstanding debts.



Financial Hardship

From time to time most families find that the cost of living and bringing up their families stretches their income to the limit.  Any families who are experiencing difficulty meeting their school accounts are asked to contact the Principal early so that large amounts do not build up and become impossible to meet. Some parents take the option to pay a small amount each week.

 

Scholarship Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

 

Byallawa Scheme

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme

 

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

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