Financial Information

Tuition Fees

This annual fee is based on your child’s/children’s year level. The fee is billed in full at the beginning of the year and can be paid up front or via direct debit throughout the year. The fee covers both the tuition aspect of your child’s education as well as some educational materials and resources for the year, including excursions and camps.

To keep additional billing for families down to a minimum we have endeavoured to make the fee as all-inclusive as we possibly can.

Payment of Fees

Under the Terms of the Enrolment Agreement, signed by all enrolling parents/caregivers, payment of the full fees charged is required within the current school year and all family accounts are billed in line with the contractual enrolment forms signed by parents/caregivers when they enrolled their child/children at Cardijn College.

Fees for the 2024 school year will be billed at the beginning of the year. All Parents/caregivers who pay the entire year’s fees in full by the due date of 8 March 2024 will receive a 5% discount off the net Tuition Fee (tuition less family discount). This discount will only apply to families paying full fees. Where low-income discount or other fee remissions has been applied, families will be required to pay the full discounted amount with no further discounts provided.

Parents/caregivers either not wishing to, or not in a position to pay full fees by the due date are required to set up a payment plan using the College’s preferred payment plan provider PaySmart either in weekly, fortnightly, or monthly instalment amounts by 8 March 2024.

PaySmart Direct Debit Request Form

Financial Payment Plan 2024

2024 fees

Year LevelReception - Year 8Year 9
Tuition Fees $2750$3000

Middle School Costs and Incidental Charges

Parents/Caregivers are responsible for the payment of the following costs:

IT Device
Parents/Caregivers are referred to the Laptop Lease Program for all information on the requirements and purchase of IT devices for student use.

Laptop Repairs
The College, via the IT Technicians employed at Cardijn College, will deal with issues students have with their leased devices (not personal laptops) and repair damage where possible. Families will be charged a $100 excess fee which is payable before repairs commence.
 
Replacement Laptop Charger
Replacement laptop chargers can be purchased from the finance office for $40.00. The cost for these will not be added to family accounts.
 
Individual Music Tuition
All arrangements for musical tuition are agreements between families and the individual tutor(s) and do not involve the College.
 
Sports Academy Fees (Years 8 & 9 only)
From 2024, all students participating in our Sports Academies will be charged $100 per semester. This charge covers specialist coaching, guest speakers, strength and conditioning sessions, umpiring, and coaching accreditations, excursions & transport. In addition, all academy students are required to purchase an academy training top (approx. $50) specific to their sport, to be used during academy lessons.
 
Stationery Requirements
Students will be provided with a list of stationery requirements for their year level needs for 2024 by the end of the 2023 school year. Students are required to return to the College at the start of the 2024 school year with all the required stationery.
 
Replacement ID Cards
All students will be provided with an ID card at the commencement of the School Year. Cost to provide a replacement card is $9.00 per card. Payment for a replacement ID card will need to be made via the Finance Office before the new card is provided. The cost for these will not be added to family fee accounts.

Family Discount

Cardijn College offers the following family discounts for families with more than one student attending across our three campuses in the same school year:

  • Two Children 11% off Tuition Fees
  • Three Children 20% off Tuition Fees
  • Four Children 33% off Tuition Fees


Advance Payment

Fees for the 2024 school year will be billed at the beginning of the year. All parents/caregivers who pay the entire year’s fees in full by the due date of 8 March 2024 will receive a 5% discount off the net Tuition Fee (tuition less family discount). This discount will only apply to families paying full fees. Where low-income discount or other fee remissions has been applied, families will be required to pay the full discounted amount with no further discounts provided.


Families in Financial Difficulties (including School Card eligibility)

The College's fee policy ensures that all students are given the opportunity to succeed by offering:

  • Family Discounts
  • Significant fee remissions for families on low income


Fee Remission for School Card

All families eligible for school card are entitled to a 50% reduction in their tuition fees (inclusive of family discount). Forms are available from the Finance Office or online at www.sa.gov.au and must be applied for each year.

All School Card remissions will be applied on fee accounts once approval has been received from the Department for Education.

Families are advised that where school card is applicable, the balance payable after school card discount is to be paid either in full prior to 8 March 2024 or via regular direct debit commencing no later than 8 March 2024.


Fee Remission for Families in Financial Difficulties

The College has a Fee Policy that supports families who are experiencing financial difficulties. To assist, you are encouraged to contact the Finance Department to discuss.

Depending on your personal circumstances, the following documents are required to assess your eligibility:

  • Application for Special Financial Consideration
  • Proof of income - ATO Full Taxation Return
  • Centrelink Income Summary Statement
  • Any other income documents e.g. Child Support, Rental Property Income
  • Proof of mortgage/rent repayments

All Fee Remissions need to be applied annually. All discussions and arrangements are in the strictest confidence.
 

Separated Families

Family accounts will be billed as per the signed enrolment form. Where this represents a separated family, the College expects the enrolling parents/caregivers to work out payment arrangements between themselves, ensuring all fees are paid. Any such arrangement will have no bearing on the joint and/or separate liability that exists via the enrolment documentation. Dual statements can be arranged for enrolling parents on request.


Absence

Cardijn College Galilee Campus requires at least one term’s notice if you are withdrawing your child/children for along period during the school year. Any reduction in fees payable during this period will need to be discussed with the College Business Manager (only negotiable for a period greater than one term in length). The College reserves the right to charge a nominal fee to hold the enrolment place during this period of absence. Parents/Caregivers not advising the College of a long period of absence are expected to pay full fees to maintain enrolment at Cardijn College during this period.


Withdrawing from Cardijn College Galilee Campus

A notification period of one full term is required by the College. Notification must be in writing to the Registrar. Failure to provide the required notice will result in fees being charged for the following term in accordance with our current fee policy.

Should a student be required to leave the College for any reason, the fee for the relative period of enrolment will be charged based on the number of weeks of attendance prior to officially leaving the College.


Further Enquiries

Please ring the Finance Office (located at Cardijn College) on 8392 9500. Alternatively, you may ring the Galilee Finance Office on 8550 2200.

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