Approximately 80% of the recurrent costs associated with running the College are met through combined Commonwealth and State per capita funding. Fees are charged to cover additional costs associated with tuition, recurrent expenditure, capital expenditure and the use of school facilities.
A non-refundable application fee of $30.00 is payable at the time of initial enrolment.
The basic common fee charged at St Joseph’s is similar to the other two Diocesan Colleges, St Saviour’s and St Mary’s. Variations occur across the schools in regard to individual additional needs. However, a family rebate relationship exists between these Colleges. St Joseph’s College has an all inclusive fee; please refer to the Fee Structure for exclusions.
FEE STRUCTURE: St Joseph’s College Fees for the 2014 College
Year are as follows:
Family with 1 student: $4265.00 per annum
$ 426.50 per billing (10)
Family with 2 students: $7305.00 per annum
$ 730.50 per billing (10)
Family with 3 students: $9405.00 per annum
$ 940.50 per billing (10)
Family with 4 students: $9945.00 per annum
$ 994.50 per billing (10)
Family Discount as included in above calculations:
2 Student Family :$1225 per annum, $122.50 per billing (10)
3 Student Family :$3390 per annum, $339.00 per billing (10)
4 Student Family: $7115 per annum, $711.50per billing (10)
Parents & Friends Levy
$120.00 per annum per family is allocated to the College’s Parents & Friends Association, which helps with future requirements for the College’s Master Plan.
In the event of cancellation of enrolment, students who commence or leave the College in a particular month will pay the entire billing processed to their account at that time. This applies because the fee does not relate to the amount of service provided, but to a yearly fee divided into ten billings for convenience of payment.
ITEMS NOT IN FEE STRUCTURE BUT ARE SUBSIDISED:
Bronze Medallion Confraternity: Football & Netball
ITEMS NOT COVERED BY FEE STRUCTURE:
Replacement: Diaries, Text Books, Student ID’s
Optional Course Materials: Year 11 & 12 Construction course
Trading Shop: Calculators, Clothing, Canteen
TAFE Courses (SQIT)
Optional: School Tours, Public Performances
Valedictory Dinner, Inauguration Ball, Senior Jersey
Music Lessons: External Tutors
ISSUE OF ACCOUNTS:
The yearly figure is divided into ten (10) equal billings which are issued from mid January to mid October, inclusive. All accounts are mailed to the nominated postal address. For new students the $200.00 confirmation deposit which has been paid will be retained while the student attends this College and returned in full or part when finalising accounts.
Fee monies are used to pay recurrent costs associated with the general running of the College including buildings and grounds maintenance. They are also used to upgrade and maintain furniture and equipment and to service our on-going capital debt at the Diocesan Development Fund.
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
Parents may pay fees in cash, by cheque, by EFTPOS, Visa Card, or Mastercard. Automatic Payments are also offered by the College or by Direct Debit-ADF Forms (no fees apply) these forms are renewable at the start of each College year, or by BPAY. Most families pay before the end of the month in which the account is issued, and this helps the College to meet its commitments.
Some families prefer to pay weekly or fortnightly to suit Family budgets and cash flows and this is quite acceptable by the College.
Should any parent wish to speak to the Principal or Business Manager about difficulties or special arrangements with fees, (refer the enclosed information sheet) please ring the Principal’s Secretary to arrange a suitable interview time.
College Number: 4631 8500
Receipts are issued upon payment and where applicable given to the student to take home.
Payments to parents under these schemes are intended for education expenses.
The Annual Budget is prepared by the College Business Manager, reviewed by the College Board then submitted to the Diocesan Finance and Education Boards for final approval.
VOLUNTARY GIVING / BUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTION
The College Board has established a Scheme which enhances our capacity to service our on-going capital debt.
At the time of enrolment the College Principal issues material which explains how parents can become part of this Scheme, donations to which are 100% tax deductible.
A copy of the College Board’s Policy on the payment of Fees and Levies is given to parents at the time of enrolment.