The fees at Loreto College are all-inclusive, with foreseeable costs to parents incorporated into the one annual tuition fee. This means that there are no additional costs or levies for Art, Materials and Food Technology, for use of sporting venues in Physical Education and the School Magazine. Camps and Retreats at all year levels, and most excursions are also built into the school program.
Students who participate in special voluntary activities (e.g. major trips & excursions, music tuition etc) will of course be expected to meet the appropriate charge on a participation basis.
Tuition fees are charged on annual basis with the first fee statement issued in January and subsequent statements issued at the mid point and end of each term. Payment can be made by BPay, EFTPOS, cheque or cash. Loreto College can also arrange for payments to be directly debited against your bank account on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Similarly payments can be directly credited to the College bank account.
2022 TUITION FEES
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The tuition fee covers all costs related to the College tuition, administration, subject levies, camps and excursions. The tuition fee does not cover optional aspects of the College’s program, including individual music tuition, participation in the rowing program, major national or international travel. These will be charged at various times throughout the year as appropriate.
Students will be allocated a $15.00 printing allowance per semester, with printing charged at 3 cents per page for black and white and 15 cents per page for colour. If students exceed this allowance, they will be charged for additional printing.
Sibling discounts have been introduced for the 2021 year. If you have two students studying here, there will be discount of 7.5% on tuition fees for the second child. A third student will be eligible for a 25% discount on tuition fees.
The ICT levy, which funds the resources and infrastructure necessary for the delivery of quality education using digital technology is $500 per student.
The ICT levy contributes towards the cost of providing each student with a digital device. Students are currently scheduled to receive a new device in Year 7 and again in Year 10. Families are able to keep the device at the end of each three year period at no additional charge.
Building Maintenance Levy
The building maintenance levy, which supports the ongoing infrastructure maintenance and development, is $490 per family.
Families have the option of paying the fees in full by the end of February and receiving a discount of $250.00 per student, OR establishing a payment plan (see attached form) that results in regular (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly payments) that meet the following criteria:
- 25% of annual fees paid by the end of Term 1
- 50% of annual fees paid by the end of Term 2
- 75% of annual fees paid by the end of Term 3
- 100% of annual fees paid by 30 November 2021
Sessional teachers charge on a basis of $35.00 per half-hour lesson.
Application and Enrolment Fees
The application fee is $100.00 per child (non-refundable). This fee is to offset the administrative costs associated with the enrolment process. Following an offer of a place at the College, a non-refundable acceptance fee of $300.00 must be paid to accept the offer. This fee includes life membership to the Loreto College Ballarat Past Pupils Association.
Parents who anticipate difficulty in meeting the annual fees should immediately contact the Business Manager to discuss and agree upon a scheme of payment according to need and capacity to share mutual cost.
Notice of Withdrawal
Parents are expected to give one term written notice of their intention to withdraw a student from Loreto College, otherwise, a full term's fees will be charged.
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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
The Victorian Government introduced this fund for the following purpose:
“Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund will ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.”
If you hold a valid means-tested Health Care card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF ($225 per secondary school student). The allowance will be paid to the College to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions, or sporting activities for the benefit of your child and deducted from your school fee account. Applications close at the end of Term 2. Please complete the attached CSEF and return to the College.
Student Conveyance Allowance System (SCAS)
The conveyance allowance is a form of financial assistance for parents/guardians to transport children to and from school in rural and regional Victoria. Allowances are available for public transport, private car and private bus.
In some locations, students are unable to access free school buses. In these instances, students may receive a conveyance allowance to assist with travel costs.
Students may be eligible for a conveyance allowance when they:
- attend their closest government or appropriate non-government school/campus located outside the metropolitan conveyance boundary.
- reside 4.8km or more from that school/campus attended.
Further information on Conveyance Allowance is available through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
Please complete the attached Conveyance form, attach bus receipt/s and return to the college.