2019 GLOBAL FEE STRUCTURE

The global fee structure is consistent across all year levels, with an additional $500 charged in Year 12 to cover the cost of the valedictory dinner, graduation mass and Year 12-specific apparel.

  • Years 7 to 11 $7,000
  • Year 12 $7,500 

The global fee does include:

  • All tuition fees
  • Year level levies
  • VET fees
  • Electives fees
  • Year level camps
  • Laptop costs (one-third of the cost each year for three years)
  • A voluntary tax-deductible Building Fund donation
  • A portion of the Alumni Association life membership fee

The global fee does not include:

  • Laptop insurance
  • Overseas trips and exchanges
  • Uniforms
  • Booklist items
  • Selected other activities such as interstate camps or sporting activities

Elective and Extracurricular Activities, Excursions, and Camps

The global fee includes excursions and activities which are a normal part of the curriculum.
However, additional or extra-curricular activities/excursions organised by the College such as interstate and overseas excursions, or other additional extracurricular activities may incur an additional charge.

Students may only participate in these additional activities if their fees are up-to-date. Families who have submitted a Fee Concession Application, who are late in paying their fees, or who have been granted fee concessions or equity scholarships will not be eligible to participate in these activities.

Laptop Insurance

Laptop insurance is not included in the global fee and will not appear on your fee notice.
The laptop insurance premium is a one-off payment due prior to students collecting their laptops in Years 7 and 10 and is valued at $250. The excess on laptop damages is $250.
Further information, together with payment options will be sent via CareMonkey.

Payment Plans

Full payment of fees is due by Friday 22 February 2019 unless families have specifically requested a payment plan. There are four (4) payment plan options:

  1. Fees paid in eleven (11) monthly instalments – January to November (available as a direct debit processed each month on the 1st (credit/debit card) or 15th (bank transfer) of each month, with the remaining balance deducted in November
  2. Fees paid in four (4) term instalments – March – November (available as a direct debit processed over four quarterly payments processed once per term with the balance deducted in November)
  3. Fees paid weekly over the year (not available via direct debit)
  4. Fees paid fortnightly over the year (not available via direct debit)

Direct Debit

Families seeking a monthly or per-term payment plan for 2019 are required to complete a Direct Debit Request form located below and forward to Accounts Receivable via email by Friday 30 November 2018.

Accounts Receivable email areceivable@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au

Please note: Families who are already on a direct debit payment plan from the previous year are not required to resubmit the direct debit request form. Your previous direct debit amount will be adjusted to cover the annual changes in fees and other charges in accordance with your previously nominated payment frequency.

If you are on an existing direct debit payment plan, your fees will continue to be deducted over 10 months from February to November.

New families, and those wanting to enter into an eleven (11) month payment plan will be required to complete a new direct debit form and submit it by Friday 30 November 2018. Late forms cannot be accepted.

Direct debits that are declined will incur a $10 administration fee.

Other Payment Options

Those wanting to manage their own payments via BPAY, cheque, cash, or EFTPOS are also required to contact Accounts Receivable on 5222 0418 or via email to areceivable@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au by 30 November 2018 to inform the College of instalment frequency.

Book List

eBooks will no longer be charged to fees. Families will be required to purchase these items directly from the publisher in accordance with booklist instructions.

OTHER INFORMATION

Centrepay Deductions

Centrepay is a free direct bill paying service available to Families who receive a Centrelink payment. For more information please contact Centrelink at www.centrelink.gov.au.

Saver Plus

Saver Plus is a joint ANZ and Australian Government initiative that provides an opportunity to have every dollar saved (up to $500) matched with an additional dollar for your own or your family’s education-related expenses. Further information can be found here, and information on how to contact our local Saver Plus Worker can be found below.

DISCOUNTS

Family Fee Discount

A discount is available to families with three or more children enrolled at primary or secondary Catholic schools in Geelong (multiple enrolments at a Catholic Primary School count as one student).
If you are eligible and wish to apply for a discount, you are required to complete a Family Fee Discount Application via the CareMonkey survey by Friday 2 November 2018.This form must be completed each year. Late submissions can only be processed for Semester 2.

Health Care Card - Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Discount

If families have a current Health Care Card (HCC) and submit a Camps, Sports, and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form they will receive a $450 fee discount per student.

This discount will consist of the CSEF amount and an additional amount offered by the College. Families will receive a survey via CareMonkey in early 2019 requesting the above information, along with a link to the CSEF Application Form that can be returned via mail, email or delivered to College Reception. The completed form is due no later than 29 March 2019. Families can rest assured that this information will remain strictly confidential.

The CSEF form can be found below.

Conveyance Allowance

Some families may be eligible for a conveyance allowance offered by the Victorian State Government, which provides an allowance for the transportation costs of students in regional Victoria. More information can be found here.

Successful applications will attract an allowance that will be deducted from school fees. The applications are due by Friday 23 November 2018

Student Exit

One term’s notice in writing must be given of intention to withdraw a student from the College, otherwise a full term’s fees will be charged.

Overdue Fees

If you cannot pay your fees in full or will not be able to make an instalment by the due date in accordance with your payment plan, please contact Accounts Receivable on 5222 0418 or via email areceivable@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au to confirm your arrangements to make up the missed payment.

Failure to pay fees in full by the due date or enter a payment plan may result in the College having to proceed with action to recover outstanding fees, which includes the use of a debt recovery agency and/or legal action.

Concessions and Fee Relief

The College understands that some families may be experiencing financial hardship and may find it difficult meeting their fee obligations.

If families believe that they will be unable to either pay their fees in full by the due date, or enter into a payment plan that will clear their fees by November 2019, they are required to make contact with Zina in Accounts Receivable on 5222 0418 or email areceivable@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au to explain their situation and confirm their repayment arrangements.

Depending on the circumstances, families will be required to submit a fee concession application, located below by no later than 29 March 2019 or as soon as they identify that financial assistance may be required.

Fee relief will not be considered without a completed Fee Concession Application. Whilst each application will be considered, but please note that the submission of a Fee Concession Application does indicate that a concession will be granted.

Fee forms you may need

2019 Direct Debit Request 2019 Direct Debit Request (232 KB)

2019 Family Fee Discount Form 2019 Family Fee Discount Form (136 KB)

2019 Fee Concession Application 2019 Fee Concession Application (341 KB)

For further information regarding discounts and arranging instalment payments, please contact the Finance Officer, Zina Polorotoff on 5222 0418 or areceivable@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au.

LINKS

Saver Plus Saver Plus (190 KB)

2019 CSEF Application Form 2019 CSEF Application Form (394 KB)

2019 CSEF Information for Parents 2019 CSEF Information for Parents (404 KB)

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