Fees and Charges

The quality of education we offer to all students rests on our ability to provide excellent resources and facilities.  The College relies on the timely payment of school fees to meet its running costs. Fees are due in full in week four of each term unless paid by regular instalments. School fees are charged and payable over four terms with the exception of Year 12 which is charged and payable over three terms.

Schedule of Charges 2017

Years 7 and 8
Fee Type $ Per Term $ Per Year
Tuition 845 3,380
College Levy 508 2,032
Total *1,353 5,412
Years 9 and 10
Fee Type $ Per Term  $ Per Year
Tuition 867 3,468
College Levy 543 2,172
Total  *1,410 5,640
Years 11
Fee Type $ Per Term  $ Per Year
Tuition 1,054 4,216
College Levy 583 2,332
Total  *1,637 6,548
Year 12 Trimester – Invoiced over 3 Terms
Fee Type $ Per Term  $ Per Year
Tuition 1,405 4,216
College Levy 777 2,332
Total  *2,182 6,548

Other Charges

  • Year 7 Camp: The cost for the Year 7 camp held in Term 1 is approximately $402 and is charged over Terms 1, 2 & 3.
  • Year 9 Camp: The cost for the Year 9 camp held in Term 3 is approximately $410 and is charged over Terms 1, 2 & 3.
  • Year 12 Retreat: The cost for the Year 12 retreat held in Term 2 is approximately $225 and is charged to Term 2 fees.
  • Excursions: The College Levy covers curriculum related excursions costing $25 or less per student. Excursions over this amount will be charged to the next term’s fees. However, excursions occurring in Term 4 will be charged to Term 4 fees (Term 3 for Years 11 & 12) where possible.
  • Combination Lock  / Bible: $60 will be charged to Year 7 students and new students in their first term fees.
  • Extra-curricular excursions: The costs for extra-curricular excursions are paid directly to the College and are not charged to fees.

*Canberra Catholic Schools Building Fund (CCSBF)

The Building Fund donation is a voluntary contribution. The CCSBF supports schools within the ACT. If you have students attending Catholic Education Office Primary Schools as well as High Schools, the Building Fund donation is contributed to the school attended by the eldest child. The CCSBF voluntary charge will be applied to accounts automatically at the beginning of each term, and payments allocated towards it unless otherwise advisedParents are asked to contribute $163 per term ($217 for Year 12) to the Canberra Catholic Schools Building Fund. This donation is tax deductible. It is not included in the fees set out above.

If you choose not to contribute to the Building Fund please advise the College in writing.

Enrolment Fees

Enrolment fee for Year 7 is $50 and is non refundable. The enrolment fee for Year 11 (continuing students) is a non refundable amount of $100 of which $100 is credited against Year 11 first term fees. The enrolment fee for Year 11 and 12 (new students) is a non refundable amount of $150 of which $100 is credited against Year 11/12 first term fees.

Tuition Fee Sibling Discount

Families with more than one child attending St Clare’s College or who have children attending other Catholic Education Office High Schools in addition to St Clare’s College (ie. John Paul College, St Francis Xavier College, St Mary MacKillop College and Merici College) are eligible for a discount on their tuition fees. The Sibling Discount Form can be found on the website under ‘About Us’ > ‘Publications and Forms’.

Discounts are:

  • 20% for second child attending an Archdiocesan secondary school
  • 50% for third child attending an Archdiocesan secondary school
  • 100% for fourth or subsequent child/ren attending either an Archdiocesan primary or secondary school.

Note:

  • Full fee is payable on the eldest child.
  • Where parents have students in both an Archdiocesan primary and secondary school simultaneously, a 20% discount applies to the eldest primary school child. Please contact your primary school for further details.
  • The Sibling Discount Form must be completed and returned by 31 January before this discount can be applied. 

Payment  Methods

The College offers various methods for payment of school fees. These include Qkr!, credit card, BPay direct debit, eftpos, cheque or cash.  Please refer to the back of your Fee Statement for further information.

If paying by cash it is recommended and requested that parents do not send large sums of money to school with their daughter.

A copy of the Direct Debit Form can be found on the website under ‘About Us’ > ‘Publications and Forms’.

Instalments

It may be more convenient for you to pay school fees by regular instalments. Facilities for this service can be set up via direct debit (available on the College website) or BPay. Please contact the Fees Officer or refer to the back of your Fee Statement for further information.

When paying by instalment, it is the responsibility of the parent/s to ensure that the payment is sufficient to cover all charges placed on the Family Fee Statement throughout the year. It is recommended that parents reconcile their statement each term to ensure fees will be fully paid by December of each year.

Overdue Accounts

The College is required to follow up overdue accounts. Where there are on-going issues with payments and/or lack of communication regarding outstanding fees, the College may use the services of an outside debt collection agency.

Financial Difficulty

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact Accounts Clerk on 6260 9461 or Reception on 6260 9400 to discuss the matter.

The College has provision to provide fee relief to assist families experiencing genuine financial hardship. Applications for School Fee Concessions are confidential and forms can be obtained from the Fees Officer.

College Leave

If a student is on leave from the College for an extended period (eg. overseas holiday), full fees are payable for that time.

Cancellation of Enrolment

If a student leaves the College during the school term and the school has received a minimum two weeks written notice of this, the family is eligible for a refund of 50% of the current term’s fees if the date of departure is within the first half of the term. Where the date of departure is in the second half of the term, no refund is applied.

If less than two weeks’ notice has been given, refunds are at the discretion of the Principal, giving regard to the circumstances of departure.

Should payment in full not be possible at time of leaving, an arrangement for payment would need to be agreed to with the Business Manager.

Part-Time Students

On approval from the Principal, senior students may be permitted to undertake part time studies. The fee reduction for part time students varies between 10-50%, dependent on tuition load.

Overseas Student Exchange

The College supports short term student overseas exchange programs arranged by recognised overseas exchange organisations.  

Full fees will be charged for the semester in which the exchange takes place. Upon application, a fee remission of no more than 50% of the semester fee will be considered for exchanges that exceed 10 school weeks in length.

Further Information

For further information please contact the Accounts Clerk on 6260 9461 or accounts@stcc.act.edu.au