Mater Maria Catholic College receive funding from both state and federal governments. School fees supplement the income we receive from the Government. School fees ensure we are able to resource our schools so we may deliver an authentic, professional Catholic education with care and compassion.
At Mater Maria Catholic College, we aim to keep our fees as low as possible and provide flexible payment arrangements for families should they need assistance. No student will be denied enrolment in one of our schools due to an inability to pay school fees. Mater Maria Catholic College is committed to supporting families who wish to access Catholic schooling for their children but may experience financial hardship.
Mater Maria Catholic College have two standard fees. Our Education Fee applies to each student. This fee is all inclusive and covers the general resourcing required to deliver an education to each student over the course of the school calendar year. It also enables us to maintain, refurbish and build new schools to ensure we have contemporary learning environments that support student engagement and achievement for our students. The fee is all inclusive and cannot be itemised.
The Education Fee is paid per child and where a parent/carer is billed for more than one child in our system of Catholic schools this fee is eligible for a sibling discount. Where you have children in more than one school within our Diocese, you will need to notify each school by completing a Family Registration form.
These are fees associated with a particular activity or course, that are not covered by the Education Fee. These activities are usually for a particular cohort for a compulsory activity that will enhance the educational experience of your child. This may include activities such as an overnight camp or retreat, or where there are specific costs related to particular subject choices in our colleges.
Billing and Payment Arrangements
School Fees are billed on an annual basis and our standard payment terms are 10 monthly instalments from February to November. Families experiencing hardship may also contact our Fee Liaison Team to enter into an alternative payment arrangement. All schools have facilities for families to pay fees by BPAY, EFTPOS or Credit Card (VISA and Mastercard only), or Cheque. Our preferred method of payment is BPAY.
Mater Maria Catholic College is committed to ensuring that no family will be denied a Catholic education because of financial difficulties.
We have a number of pathways available for fee assistance and are able to provide you with a personalised fee support assessment based on your individual circumstances.
Please contact the Fee Liaison Team (email@example.com or 7256 2888) to discuss these options and the application process. Our Principal and Business Manager can also provide support and guidance on your options for fee assistance.