Fee Relief & Bursaries
If at any time parents find the payment of fees a burden, please be aware that we are committed to assisting our needy families. It is appreciated that parents apply for these benefits with integrity and honesty to ensure the school is financially sustainable. Mr Winston Olegasegarem (Business Manager) will be available to discuss these relief measures with you.
Fee relief can be accessed in the following manner:
A bursary is an amount paid towards the fees of a student by the Catholic Education Foundation to assist those families who genuinely cannot afford to pay the school fees. Applications are available from school office. The closing date for 2016 Bursaries is 20 May 2017 to enable the school to meet Catholic Education Foundation time lines.
There are 3 types of Bursaries on offer:
* Financial Hardship Bursary
(A current Government Health Card or Pension Card of the fee payer is a compulsory requirement to apply for this bursary)
* Refugee Bursary
(if you have been in the community for less than 3 years; for visa types 051,050,200,201,202,203,204,866)
* Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Bursary
Successful bursary applications are valid for three years
2. Family Financial Information Form (FFIF)
The FFIFI was previously called the Fee Reduction Form and is available from the school office.
Families experiencing financial hardship as a result of inadequate income, prolonged illness/ unemployment, death, disaster etc. can apply for a fee reduction using the Catholic Education Office FFIF. Any families that have had prior fee reduction arrangements with the College will need to complete a new FFIF for 2017. This form and process has now substantially changed, requiring specific documentation to support the financials reported in your application. If you have completed the previous 2016 Fee Reduction Form and submitted to the school prior to 13 May 2017, this will be accepted in lieu of the FFIF.
The applications will be required for lodgement at the eldest sibling’s school. This will assist to facilitate the assessment of outstanding fees including siblings of the family attending other Catholic Systemic Schools. The assessment is family based rather than individual student applications required by the bursary system.
Your co-operation and responsibility is greatly appreciated to ensure fees and any arrears are paid in order to deliver vital educational services for your child and our student.