School fees are inclusive of all camps and excursions and are the same for all year levels. Discounts are applied to families with more than one student enrolled at the same time.
Total school fees are
- One student $2,750.00
- Two students $4,950.00
- Three or more students $6,325.00
CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION: The Capital Contribution is $250.00 per family. This is a compulsory charge to ensure the resources and facilities are up to date .
PAYMENT TERMS AND METHODS
Fees are billed on an annual basis in January and a statement forwarded by mail. Updated statements will be issued during the year by mail, only where an email address is not available. Correspondence by email is preferred. Payment is due by February 28th unless an instalment arrangement is in place.
Parents are again given the opportunity to choose their method of paying their College account.
Payment options are:
- BPAY: Details needed for BPAY will be listed on your statement of fees.
- EFTPOS: This is available for payment in the Finance Office.
- CREDIT CARD: This is available in the Finance Office, or by phone or by returning the payment slip providing details.
- CASH OR CHEQUE: If students are bringing cash to school it is advisable for them to bring directly to the Finance Office or place in the Fees Box outside the Business Manager's Office. Please make sure an envelope placed in the Fees Box is clearly labelled to identify the payment. The correct amount must be tendered as a receipt will be issued for the actual sum forwarded.
- DIRECT DEBIT: Direct debits can be arranged from credit cards or bank accounts. Forms are available from the Finance Office or are available online at our website under College Information.
- CENTREPAY: Centrepay is a free direct bill paying service offered to customers receiving payments from Centrelink.
If an arrangement exists for your current school fees this arrangement will automatically continue unless we are notified otherwise. The instalment amount will be altered accordingly. The Finance Office is open Monday to Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
CSEF - If you hold a current Healthcare card you may be eligible for a $225 payment from the State Government as part of the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund. Applications are available at the school office or are able to be downloaded from www.education.vic.gov.au/csef.
If you are experiencing financial hardship please make an appointment to speak to the Business Manager, at the beginning of the year, for assistance. Contact can be made by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology - MacBooks
Parents will be separately billed in mid January and this account must be paid upfront before students are issued with the device in the first week of Term 1. The College will issue to all students a device to use while they are enrolled. Each family will be charged annually for 3 years as a lease payment. If a student leaves the College before the end of the lease period the lease payments are forfeited. Please be aware in the event of an insurance claim an excess is payable.
VET Electives ( Vocational Education and Training)
VET fees for external colleges are in addition to the school fees. These charges will be invoiced to families in June and vary in cost, but can be as much as $2,000.
VCE Arts and Technology subjects: These may incur additional costs.
The school currently services two bus routes through Victorian Touring Coaches to Keysborough/Dingley and Endeavour Hills. The costs of these are $250.00 per student per term. New 2020 timetables are available and we welcome any enquiries about the routes. After making application to the front office to use this service an invoice will be sent to you each term and a bus pass provided when payment is made.
Optional Instrumental Music Lessons are available to students interested in furthering their musical development. Information and application forms are available at our website under College Information. Fees are payable before the start of each Term.
BRIGIDINE ASSOCIATION RELIEF FUND
We would like to inform you of a special fund created by the Brigidine Sisters to support needy families including refugees, migrants, families experiencing long term unemployment or illness, Koori students, adolescents living independently of their families and low income working families who do not qualify for government assistance programs. Donations from the public, together with the annual contributions from each of the Brigidine Secondary Schools will, over time, generate sufficient income to support a significant number of students in their education. Your support will make a difference in the life of a young person in a world where the acquisition of skills and competencies remain the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage. If you would like to help, please contact the Finance Office.