School Fees

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


Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) 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 Schools Parramatta Diocese 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 Schools Parramatta Diocese 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 CSPD 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.

  Flexible Payment Plans

 

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal

 


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.

 

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese on 02 9840 5600 or email communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

 

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance

More on how fees work

 


Fees Payable at St Columba's for 2023


As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $14-$15 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 2023 Diocesan tuition fee, 2023 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2023 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) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,280 $1,710 $1,140
Resource Fee $1,263 $1,263 $1,263 $1,263
Activity Fee $273 $273 $273 $273
Overnight Excursion $294 $294 $294 $294
Overnight Meal $87 $87 $87 $87
Total $5,052 $3,627 $3,057 $1,917
Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,280 $1,710 $1,140
Resource Fee $1,242 $1,242 $1,242 $1,242
Activity Fee $231 $231 $231 $231
Total $4,608 $3,183 $2,613 $1,473
Year 9 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,529 $1,896 $1,266
Resource Fee $1,296 $1,296 $1,296 $1,296
Activity Fee $273 $273 $273 $273
Overnight Excursion $303 $303 $303 $303
Overnight Meal $87 $87 $87 $87
Total $5,343 $3,855 $3,225 $1,959
Year 10 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,529 $1,896 $1,266
Resource Fee $1,410 $1,410 $1,410 $1,410
Activity Fee $225 $225 $225 $225
Overnight Excursion $345 $345 $345 $345
Overnight Meal $87 $87 $87 $87
Total $5,451 $3,963 $3,333 $2,067
Year 11 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,228 $2,421 $1,614
Resource Fee $1,428 $1,428 $1,428 $1,428
Activity Fee $90 $90 $90 $90
Total $5,601 $3,939 $3,132 $1,518
Year 12 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $855
Diocesan Tuition Fee $3,228 $2,421 $1,614
Resource Fee $1,320 $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
Activity Fee $51 $51 $51 $51
Overnight Excursion $228 $228 $228 $228
Overnight Meal $141 $141 $141 $141
Total $5,823 $4,161 $3,354 $1,740

Further information

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

 

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

 

 

 

Byawalla

Did you know we offer fee support
for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families?*

Learn more

 

Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.*

Learn more

 

High Needs Support Centres

Do you have a child with moderate intellectual disabilities who would benefit from an alternate platform for learning?

Learn more

* Conditions apply