About College fees

The quality of education the College offers is directly related to our ability to provide excellent resources. This relies heavily on the prompt payment of fees. A full schedule of College Fees is on our website and the following provides further information on our fee terms and outlines various options for the payment of accounts.


Payment of fees

All fees are due at the end of the second week of each term. A late payment fee of $50.00 will be applied to accounts not paid by the due date. To avoid this charge please:

  1. Pay all fees owing by the end of week two of each term
  2. Consider establishing a direct debit facility to pay your account in regular instalments or
  3. Contact the College each term, prior to the due date, if your payment will be late.

Fee payment arrangements in place from a previous year need to be reconfirmed with the College’s Finance Office, on 6258 1055 to ensure the details of the arrangement are current. Our Finance staff can also address any other queries you may have about your fees. Please email fees@sfx.act.edu.au.

If families are having trouble meeting their fee obligations please contact the College and, if necessary, make an appointment to discuss the matter. Genuine cases of financial hardship will receive every assistance we can offer, however, if we receive no response to account reminders, the situation will be referred to outside agencies to assist in the recovery of fee debt.


Fee payment options

The College offers a variety of methods for the payment of school fees including Direct Debit, BPAY, Credit Card, EFTPOS, Qkr!, cheque and cash.

Direct Debit

It may be more convenient for families to pay school fees in regular instalments by establishing a direct debit facility with the College’s financial institution, the Catholic Development Fund (CDF). Direct debits can be set up to make payments weekly, fortnightly or monthly from your designated bank account. The CDF does not charge any fees to either the College or the family for this service. However, you should contact your financial institution to determine if there are any fees associated with this method of payment. Direct Debit is the College’s preferred fee payment method.

Complete and return a Direct Debit Request (DDR) form to fees@sfx.act.edu.au. These forms can also be collected at the College.

The College also offers direct debit facilities from a designated credit card. Complete and return a credit card payment form, also available at the College.

BPAY

BPAY payments can be made through internet or telephone banking by quoting the Biller Code and your Reference Number which appear next to the BPAY logo on the front of your fee statement. If you do not already use BPAY please contact your financial institution to set up the facility on your cheque, savings or credit card account.

Credit and Debit Card Payments

Mastercard and Visa debit and credit cards payments can be made in person at the College, over the telephone or by completing the appropriate section on your fee account and returning it to the College.

Cash and EFTPOS

Cash and EFTPOS payments can be made in person at the College.

For further details in respect of these payment options please contact the Finance Office on 6258 1055 or email at fees@sfx.act.edu.au.

Qkr!

Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) is a convenient mobile payment app that can be used to pay school fees directly from a smart device. Qkr! accepts Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards and more than one card can be registered within the app. The app is available from the Apple Store and Google Play. If using an iPad, you can download the iPhone version of Qkr! The app can also be used to order and pay for excursions, uniforms and event tickets.


Sibling discounts

The following sibling discounts are available for the tuition fee component of school fees to families who have children attending Diocesan Colleges:

Oldest Child Full fee
Second Child 20% discount
Third Child 50% discount
Fourth Child 100% discount

Diocesan Colleges in the ACT are John Paul II College, Merici College, St Clare’s College, St Francis Xavier College and St Mary Mackillop College.

Discounts in secondary schools apply upwards with the oldest chid paying the full fee and discounts applied to younger children according to age. Families who have children attending an eligible college other than St Francis Xavier and for whom an appropriate discount has not been applied should pay their entire term account and advise us in writing of the child’s name, date of birth and attending school. Adjusting entries will be processed against your next account.

Where families have students in both Archdiocesan primary and secondary school simultaneously, a 20% discount applies to the eldest primary school child.  Please contact your primary school for further details.


Receipts

Receipts will only be issued if specifically requested at the time of payment of fees. Building Fund donations are 100% tax deductible and receipts may be requested from the Cashier after 30 June.


Excursions

The College Levy covers the Year 7 and 10 camps, the Year 12 retreat any excursion with a cost of $25.00 or less per student. All other excursions will be payable by the student at the time of the excursion.


Year 12 College fees

With a view to the additional costs incurred by families of Year 12 students in the fourth term of each year Diocesan Colleges apportion fees for Year 12 students over the first three terms of the year. Year 12 fees are expected to be paid in full by the end of Week 2 Term 3.

Year 12 fees relate to the total Year 12 package. As such families are liable for the full annual fees once the student has gained enough points to gain his/her Year 12 Certificate even if the student elects to leave before the end of the school year.

Where younger siblings attend the College, the per family Building Fund Donation will also be charged over three terms.


Cancellation of enrolment

When a student who is officially enrolled at the College during a school term leaves to attend another school before Week 5 the fees for the term will be prorated.  Full fees for the term will be payable if the student leaves between Week 5 and Week 10.

If students are away from the College for extended periods, e.g. overseas holidays, full fees are payable for that time.

Anyone who is responsible for the payment of school fees will be liable for school fees up until the end of term and they are to be paid before the student leaves the school.  Should payment in full not be possible at time of leaving, an arrangement for payment will need to be made with the College Finance Manager.