Terms & Conditions Relating to the Payment of School Fees

  • Tuition Fees and Building Levy are set each year by the Diocesan Schools Board.
  • All school fees are billed on an annual basis and represent the annual financial obligation. Fees are due and payable by the date stated. Non-payment of school fees can result in an enrolment being suspended. The due dates for payment will be clearly identified on the invoice at the beginning of the school year.
  • Sibling discounts are not automatic and must be applied for by completing, signing and submitting the 2018 Family Registration form available from the Accounts Department at the College.
  • Fees are payable by cash, cheque, BPay, EFTPOS, credit card (Visa & MasterCard only) or Qkr (refer to www.matermaria.nsw.edu.au/qkr ). Note: Qkr is the preferred payment method for all credit/debit card payments.
  • Families may make arrangements to alter the standard payment terms. Payments may be altered to yearly, monthly or fortnightly. Application should be made within the first two weeks of Term 1.
  • If more than one account is to be issued per family, written approval of all parties involved must be obtained - please contact the Accounts Department at email. Note: Both parents/caregivers are responsible for payment of the fees unless the official application has been received by the Accounts Department.
  • In case of genuine financial hardship, families should apply to the Principal, through the Business Manager, for consideration. In the first instance, please contact the Business Manager.

Eligibility for Sibling Discount
The first child is the child in the family who is in the most senior class of any systemic school in the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay (some exceptions do apply). Second and subsequent children are defined in descending order of class seniority of children attending any systemic Catholic School in the Diocese of Broken Bay. Sibling Discounts on Tuition Fees are available on application to the Accounts Department at the College.

Discounts are available for siblings attending diocesan systemic schools within this diocese on the following scale:

  • Second child 20% discount
  • Third child 50% discount
  • Fourth child 100% discount

Students attending systemic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney, the Diocese of Parramatta and the Diocese of Wollongong may also be eligible for sibling discount on tuition fees, and a reduction on the Diocese of Broken Bay building levy.

College-based Charges
Mater Maria Catholic College sets its own school-based charges. These cover such items as curriculum resources, incursions, excursions and outdoor education camps, reflection day and/or retreat, sport levies and general sport expenses, cleaning of the College and associated grounds maintenance, security and other College needs.

Additional Course Fees
This fee covers additional charges to students electing to study more costly subjects which involve consumables and resources.

Schedule of Fees (2018)
Tuition Fees (as set by the Diocesan Schools' Board)

Per Annum First Child Per Annum Second Child Per Annum Third Child
Year 7 $3,127.00 $2,501.60 $1,563.50
Year 8 $3,127.00 $2,501.60 $1,563.50
Year 9 $3,266.00 $2,612.80 $1,633.00
Year 10 $3,266.00 $2,612.80 $1,633.00
Year 11 $3,751.00 $3,000.80 $1,875.50
Year 12 $3,751.00 $3,000.80 $1,875.50

Per Student Fee

Per Annum College-based Charge
Year 7 $2,415.00
Year 8 $2,415.00
Year 9 $2,414.00
Year 10 $2,568.00
Year 11 $2,097.00
Year 12 $1,811.00
Per Family Per Annum
Diocesan School Building Levy $970.00
Parents & Friends Association Levy $130.00

Additional Course Fees - Stage 5

Per Annum Year 9 Year 10
Food Technology $100.00 $100.00
Industrial Technology - Electronics $140.00 $140.00
Industrial Technology - Wood $70.00 $70.00

Additional Course Fees - Stage 6

Per Annum Year 11 Year 12
Construction $125.00 $125.00
Food Technology $100.00 $100.00
Hospitality $125.00 $125.00
Industrial Technology - Electronics $140.00 * $140.00
Industrial Technology - Furniture & Timber Products $70.00 * $70.00
Lismore Online $350.00 $350.00
Music 1 & 2 (HSC Practical) $400.00
Open High School $800.00 $800.00
TAFE Courses Refer to the Business Manager Refer to the Business Manager
* Plus the cost of the major project
Co-Curricular Music Ensembles Per Annum
Music Camp $275.00
Co-Curricular Music Ensembles/Bands * $285.00
* Per ensemble