Fees and Finance

St Brendan-Shaw College fee's are ratified in late November for the following year.  Increases in fees from year to year range from 1% - 4% depending 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 some Year 11 & 12 VET and TASC courses).  

Building Fund

An optional, fully tax deductible payment to the Building Fund of $100 per family is encouraged.  A tax receipt is provided once payment is made.  The Building Fund is an endorsed Fund, which can only be used for acquisition, construction or maintenance of a building used for school purposes.  

Tuition Assistance

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

We believe that it important that the College continues to offer assistance to families who feel they could benefit from financial support with school fees and other costs and we have introduced an in-house assistance program at St Brendans-Shaw College, which can be applied for by filling in the 'Tuition Assistance Form' which is available from the Caritas office. The eligibility income level criteria and proof of income are the same as the former STAS program and we provide the same level of assistance as the previous model.

Fee Assistance 

Reduction in school fees for special circumstances may be granted upon completion of an application form with supporting documentation and approval by the College's Fees Committee.  Such applications should be made as early as possible in the school year and need to be made each year. Confidentiality in relation to such application is maintained.  To obtain a form please contact the College Business & Operations Manager.

Family Discount Scheme

Family discounts range from 10% - 30% and are available to families with 2 or more students enrolled at any Tasmanian Catholic School for that year.  You must notify the College of your eligibility to receive this discount. 

Application for Enrolment

There is no enrolment application fee.

Payment of Fees

Fees are paid in nine installments from March to November, inclusive. Invoices are issued on the first of the month and payment should be made within 30 days.  Alternative arrangements are available on request. 

Payment options include:

  • Direct Debit 
  • 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 individual circumstances have changed, please contact the Financial Liaison Officer at accounts@sbsc.tas.edu.au