School 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

 


Fees Payable at St Columba's Catholic College for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $8-17 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,157 $1,617 $1,080
Resource Fee $900 $900 $900 $900
Activity Fee $264 $264 $264 $264
Overnight Excursion $267 $267 $267 $267
Overnight Meal $72 $72 $72 $72
Family Levy $264      
TOTAL $4,728 $3,120 $2,583 $1,503

 

Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,157 $1,617 $1,080
Resource Fee $873 $873 $873 $873
Activity Fee $225 $225 $225 $225
Family Levy $264      
TOTAL $4,323 $2,715 $2,178 $1,098

 

Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,394 $1,794 $1,197
Resource Fee $927 $927 $927 $927
Activity Fee $225 $225 $225 $225
Overnight Excursion $297 $297 $297 $297
Overnight Meal $72 $72 $72 $72
Family Levy $264      
TOTAL $4,983 $3,315 $2,718 $1,521

 

Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,394 $1,794 $1,197
Resource Fee $1,083 $1,083 $1,083 $1,083
Activity Fee $216 $216 $216 $216
Family Levy $264      
TOTAL $4,761 $3,093 $2,496 $1,299

 

Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,057 $2,292 $1,530
Resource Fee $1,215 $1,215 $1,215 $1,215
Activity Fee $87 $87 $87 $87
Family Levy $264      
TOTAL $5,427 $3,594 $2,832 $1,302

 

Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

 
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,057 $2,292 $1,530
Resource Fee $1,056 $1,056 $1,056 $1,056
Activity Fee $48 $48 $48 $48
Overnight Excursion $234 $234 $234 $234
Overnight Meal $57 $57 $57 $57
Family Levy $264      
TOTAL $5,520 $3,687 $2,925 $1,395

 

The $100 paid at enrolment gets applied to the resource fee.

School lockers are not compulsory and are $20 per year.

All fees are divided by three and charged per term, with the exception of the maintenance fee, technology fee and retreat fee that are charged once in term 1.



Further information

Please contact the school office for further details regarding fees and payments.

 

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.

Learn how this can help you

 

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.