Financial Matters
The College draws its support from the Commonwealth and State Government Grants, from the tuition fees paid by the parents, and from the voluntary fund-raising activities of parents groups such as the Parents and Friends Association.

The Current fees in 2018 are:

Year Tuition              Building Levy
(Per Family)      
Technology Levy Total Fees        
7 $5900 $885 $500 $7285
8 $5900 $885 $6785
9 $5900 $885 $6785
10 $5900 $885 $6785
11 $7010 $885 $7895
12 $7010 $885 $7895

The Technology Levy will apply to Years 7 to 10 by the year 2020.  This is in-line with the roll-out of  student laptops.

Sibling discounts:

  • Years 7-10 second student discount is $815 and third student discount is $1630.
  • Years 11-12 second student discount is $1200 and third student discount is $2400.

Fee Policies

Parents are not asked to pay for such activities as excursions, camps and Friday sport. These are included in the school fee. Exceptions include TVet courses in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Installments

Fees are invoiced in January and parents/carers have the option of paying in full at the commencement of the school year or paying by weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.  All instalments are required to be paid using direct debit authority.  A link is provided on the fee statement to complete this online.

Financial Hardship

There is a very compassionate process for those parents, who through genuine financial hardship are unable to pay all or part of the College fees. Such cases are considered by the Business Manager, the Principal and the College Finance Committee. Confidentiality is assured and some documentation will be required.

Pursuit of Non-Payment of Fees

The College will pursue payment of fees where no arrangement has been made for delayed settlement. This can ultimately mean the use of a debt collection agency or the legal system, where requests for payment by the College have failed.

Withdrawal from School

Ten weeks notice of withdrawal of a boy from the School is required. Upon withdrawal, parents remain liable for a weekly pro-rata portion of all fees up to the withdrawal date or a date ten weeks after notice is given whichever is the latest. Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Principal, not to any other member of school staff.

Insurance

The College insures its own property. It does not insure the belongings of any student.

The College takes out 24-hour accident insurance (365 days/year, worldwide) on behalf of all students.

College Scholarships

Through the generosity of various College stakeholders, the College is able to offer one part-scholarship to current Year 10 students and one part-scholarship to current Year 8 students, which will contribute to the costs of schooling for the subsequent two years at St Edward’s.  Applications for these will open to current Year 8 and Year 10 students in Term 4 of each year, for the following year.

Other College scholarships will be determined by the Principal and the Executive and are not open for individual application.

Scholarships open for application:

  • Year 10 students going into Year 11: Catholic Women’s League Scholarship
  • Year 8 students going into Year 9: Judy Skeahan Bequest (St Vincent de Paul – Gosford)

For further information and scholarship application forms, please contact Ms Meagan Armstrong, Executive Assistant to the Principal, via marmstrong@stedwards.nsw.edu.au.