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:
1. Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Bursary
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. There are 4 types of Bursaries on offer:
2. 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)
3. Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Bursary
A separate Hardship Application is available to apply for the below new bursaries from 2018.
4. Full Bursary
Are eligible for fee payer(s) who reside in Government Housing (or on a current waiting list) hold a valid Government Healthcare card and their only source of income is Centrelink. Please complete sections A, B, D.
5. Partial Bursary
Fee payers with a gross income of less than $88,000 can apply by completing section A, C and D.
Previous Financial Bursaries (FB) and Family Financial Information (FFIF) applications have ceased to exist from 2018. However, if you applied for FB or FFIF and were successful in the years 2016 and 2017, they will continue for a period of three years from the year of approval.
Any reductions achieved via FFIF applications, the fee payer will be required to provide the latest ATO Tax assessment, three current pay slips and latest Centrelink Income Statement (if applicable) for assessment to validate the credit applied to your 2018 Fees Statement. Please provide these documents by 22 March 2018. Failure to do so may result in the credit being reversed on your statement.
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 attending other Catholic Systemic Schools. The assessment is family based.
Fee payers paying fees via Centre Pay deductions must apply for relief via the above schemes if you have not already applied. These deductions may not cover the full extent of the fees.
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.