FEES & CHARGES
Fees are clearly a charge for service and there is an expectation that instalment deadlines be met unless there is a prior arrangement with the Manage Corporate Services.
A deposit of $200.00 is payable upon acceptance of an offer at the College.
The $200.00 deposit is credited against 1st Term Residential Fees or Day student fees.
The Acceptance Deposit is fully refunded in the event of a written withdrawal being received prior to the start of Term One.
The first and second instalments of residential fees must be cleared by the end of Semester One for students to be able to continue in residence in Semester Two.
The third instalment is to be cleared before the commencement of Term Four
Failure to clear all outstanding fees from Year 10 or Year 11 will result in residency being denied at the commencement of the following year unless prior arrangements have been made with the Principal.
NB: Students may attend the education program as a day student
These fees are to be paid on the first day the student is in attendance at the College.
REFUND RESIDENTIAL BOARDING FEES
If a student departs the College through their own choice or through termination of residency, fees remain payable for the number of weeks the student has been in residence. Parents will be refunded the excess if applicable on a pro rata basis.
REFUND COLLEGE CHARGES
If a student ceases the educational program at the College, pro rata of charges, less the percentage of Government Subsidy will be refunded to parents according to the time of the year.
1st Term - Seventy Five Percent (75%) refund
2nd Term - Fifty Percent (50%) refund
3rd & 4th Term - No refund
This Fees Refund Policy is consistent with the Department of Education Fees Policies.
NO REFUND of fees is payable for any period of short term absence by a student from the College. Fee refunds for long term absences should be negotiated with the Principal.
BOARDING FROM HOME ALLOWANCE – SPECIAL SUBSIDY
This subsidy is not available to students who are in receipt of the following:
Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC)
Youth Allowance at the Away From Home Rate
Abstudy with full boarding paid by Centrelink
Application forms will be available on enrolment day, parents need to be completed and returned to the College.
SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME
The Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs. To be eligible for the allowance the parent/guardian must hold a Centrelink Family Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.
PLEASE NOTE: The only Veterans’ Affairs Card that meets the criteria is a blue card that is issued each year and expires in December each year.
The allowance consists of two components:
$115 Clothing Allowance which can be paid to the college or parent/guardian
$235 Education Program Allowance which is paid directly to the college and will be deducted from contributions and course charges.
Application forms are completed at the College in Term 1 each year with the closing date being the last day of term.
ASSISTANCE FOR ISOLATED CHILDREN
AIC aims to assist the families of primary, secondary and under 16 year old tertiary students who are unable to attend an appropriate government school on a daily basis because of geographic isolation.
An appropriate government school is one which offers the student’s level of study or, if the student has special health-related or educational needs, one which provides access to the facilities, programmes and-or environment required for those needs.
A student may be regarded as geographically isolated from appropriate schooling if one of the following rules are met:
Rule 1 – The distance between the principal family home and the nearest appropriate state school is at least 56 kilometres via the shortest practicable route, or
Rule 2 – The distance between the principal family home and the nearest appropriate state school (via the shortest practicable route) is at least 16 kilometre AND the distance between the principal family home and the nearest available transport service to the nearest appropriate state school is at least 4.5 kilometres via the shortest practicable route.
Rule 3 – If Geographic Isolation Rules 1 or 2 do not apply but there are other circumstances that make it impracticable for the student to travel between the family home and the nearest state school on at least 20 school days of the year then Geographic Isolation Rule 3 may apply. Evidence must be provided.
This financial assistance needs to be applied for through Centrelink. For more information please call Centrelink on 132318
ABSTUDY offers financial assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Living allowance and assistance with boarding, tuition and travel costs are available to eligible students. For more information please call ABSTUDY on 132317
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PRINT AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT RULINGS AND REGULATIONS.