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School Fees 2024

Catherine McAuley College provides a comprehensive curriculum, experienced and dedicated staff and contemporary resources and facilities to meet the educational needs of students. To support the provision of outstanding educational service to the community, the College, governed by Mercy Education Ltd, sets an appropriate fee level. Justice to all requires that fee levels be equitable, while in the tradition of Mercy compassion is shown to those in need.

Families with one student

Annual Family Fees 2024: $6,810

  • Per Week: $154.78
  • Per Fortnight: $309.55
  • Per Month: $681.00
  • Per Term: $1,702.50

Families with two or more students

Annual Family Fees 2024: $13,620

  • Per Week: $309.55
  • Per Fortnight: $619.09
  • Per Month: $1,362.00
  • Per Term: $3,405.00

Each year the College fees are prepared under the guidance and direction of the College Advisory Council and are then reviewed and approved by Mercy Education Limited to ensure any fee increases are kept to a minimum. Family Fees cover tuition, ICT (laptop) levy, camps, excursions, reflection days and retreats.

Please note: Whilst the cost of fees includes camps, excursions, reflection days and retreats, refunds do not apply for non-attendance at any of these activities.

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

To ensure our students remain as leaders in technology the College provides a laptop to all students. The cost to provide laptops and technology infrastructure is included in the Family Fees.

In addition to the laptop, students are provided with a carry bag, a comprehensive collection of educational software, extended warranty, comprehensive insurance cover, full service and maintenance conducted by College technicians.

Please note: Pro rata refunds do not apply in the case where students leave the College during the year. Year 9 and Year 12 students will have the option of purchasing their laptop at the end of the year. Students who are not choosing to purchase their laptop are required to return their device to the College. Any damages will be invoiced on the fee account.

Billing Arrangements

Fee statements will be sent to families in January 2024.

Payment Arrangements

Families who wish to pay fees for 2024 as a lump sum, an Early Fee Payment discount is offered at $275 per student (maximum two students) when fees are paid in full by 31 January 2024. Please contact the Finance Office if you are considering upfront payment.

Instalment payments of fee accounts are to be paid by direct debit which will be charged over a 10-month period (please view the 2024 Direct Debit Fee Payment Schedule for payment dates). The default payment option is fortnightly. Families have the option to select weekly, fortnightly, monthly or term.

Please note: Direct Debit returns/rejections will incur a charge of $3 to cover fees charged by our financial institution. This charge will be added to the fee account.

Direct debit options are as follows:

  • 44 Weekly payments commencing 02/02/2024
  • 22 Fortnightly payments commencing 02/02/2024
  • 22 Fortnightly payments commencing 09/02/2024
  • 10 Monthly payments commencing 15/02/2024
  • 4 Term payments commencing on 02/02/2024

Refer below for 2024 Direct Debit Fee Payment Schedule

If any of these dates fall on a Public Holiday, or on a weekend, the direct debit will be processed on the preceding business day.

All current direct debit amounts will be automatically updated to reflect the 2024 payment amounts. Any new families in 2024, or those current families wishing to change their payment frequency, should complete the Request For Direct Debit Tuition Fees/Charges form below. Please download, complete and return via email to by 15 January 2024.

Please note that subject-specific fees as noted on the booklist are additional.

Students who nominate to use the Strathfieldsaye Charter Bus will incur a separate contribution levy, additional to the Family Fee.

If students exit the College prior to the end of the school year, all fees payable to the date of exit, including any arrears, are to be paid in accordance with payment plans agreed with the Finance Office.

For more information, you can access our Enrolment Policy, School Fee Policy and School Fee Collection Policy below.

Fee Difficulties

If you experience difficulties paying fees in 2024, the College is open to discussing your individual circumstances. Assistance is available in the form of a concession on Family Fees where genuine need exists. Confidentiality is assured.

Enquiries – Finance Office: (03) 5445 9191

(Information current at 1/12/2023)