Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees

St Brendan-Shaw College fees are ratified in late November for the following year. Fee increases from year to year are dependent on expected enrolment numbers, funding from State and Commonwealth Governments, and College budget expenditure. Fees cover camps, retreats, excursions, the College magazine, and subject levies (excluding Year 11 & 12 VET and some TASC courses).

Family Discount Fee

St Brendan-Shaw College offers significant discounts for families paying fees with multiple children at Tasmanian Catholic schools or colleges, according to the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Fees Assistance Policy. A form is sent home to applicable families in January each year. Please note to claim the student must be spending the majority of the time in one household to be eligible for this discount. 

Building Fund Donation

The Building Fund was introduced to assist in developing and maintaining College facilities used for school purposes to benefit all students. We encourage families to make an optional, tax-deductible donation to the College to support this initiative. A tax receipt will be provided upon payment. If families wish to contribute to the Fund, please call the College on 03 6424 7622.

FEES 2022                                                      ANNUAL             MONTHLY (x10)

Year 7 & 8                                                       $3,587               $358.70
Year 9 & 10                                                     $3,732               $373.20
Year 11 & 12                                                   $3,872               $387.20


FAMILY DISCOUNTS 2022

No. Students Attending                    No. Students Attending                    Percentage Discount
St Brendan-Shaw College                 Catholic Schools               

1                                                             2                                                           10                     
1                                                             3                                                           20
1                                                             4                                                           30                                                     


2                                                             0                                                          7.5
2                                                             1                                                         17.5
2                                                             2                                                         27.5
2                                                             3                                                         30                                                       


3                                                             0                                                        17.5
3                                                             1                                                        27.5
3                                                             2                                                        30
3                                                             3                                                        30

Financial Assistance

Applications for fee reductions are considered upon submission of the Fee Assistance Application form, available upon request from the Business Manager. Applications should be made as early as possible in the school year, and new applications are required annually. Confidentiality about such application is maintained. To obtain a form, please contact the College Business & Operations Manager.

Family Discount Scheme

St Brendan-Shaw College offers significant discounts for families paying fees with multiple children at Tasmanian Catholic schools or colleges, according to the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Fees Assistance Policy. A form is sent home to applicable families in January each year. Please note to claim the student must be spending the majority of the time in one household to be eligible for this discount. 

Tuition Assistance

With the introduction of Students First Funding in 2014, the government incorporated separate tuition assistance available to low-income families into the new funding model. The Department of Education no longer assessed eligibility for support under what was known as 'STAS' for the College.

We believe it is essential the College continues assisting families who feel they could benefit from financial support with school fees and other costs. St Brendan-Shaw College introduced an in-house assistance program. Families can apply for the College assistance program by filling in the 'Tuition Assistance Form' available from the Caritas office. The eligibility income level criteria and proof of income are the same as the former STAS program and with the College providing the same level of assistance as the 'STAS.'

Concession Card Discount & Fee Assistance

Details of Concession card discounts and fee assistance is found in the Catholic Education Commission Tasmanian Policy - School Fees Assistance Policy. Please contact the College accounts department for the applicable forms.

Payment

Fees are paid in 10x instalments from March to November, inclusive. Invoices are issued on the first of the month, and payments must be made within 30 days. Alternative arrangements are available on request. 

Payment options include:

Direct Debit Form  

Cash, Cheque, or EFTPOS

BPAY using the BPAY Biller Code and your Customer Reference Number

Centrepay

Qkr! by MasterCard

If you have any questions regarding accounts, are having difficulties in paying, or your circumstances have changed, please contact the Financial Liaison Officer at accounts@sbsc.tas.edu.au