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Our Fees

It's a big investment. But we offer a big difference.

Enrolling your daughter in a private, fee-paying school such as Perth College is a considerable financial commitment. Our commitment to you, though, is that we strive to make your investment in your daughter’s future worth every cent. We have yet to meet a parent on graduation day who regrets giving their daughter a world-class Perth College education.

The benefits of more personalised attention, smaller class sizes, specialist teachers in the education of girls, world-class facilities, our positive education model and range of co-curricular activities open up a world of opportunities.

Most private schools don’t publicly state their fee structures on their websites. However, we stand by the value we offer. Please see our fees detailed below.

2019 Schedule of Fees and Charges.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

A non-refundable payment of $100 (including GST) should accompany your Application for Admission to our waitlist.

TUITION FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

The Tuition Fees for 2019 are all-inclusive of Explorus, Outward Bound, book hire charges and year group camps. There will continue to be some additional specific costs during the year for excursions or activities which are related to OPTIONAL activities taken by your daughter that do not apply to the whole year group.

There are THREE options for payment:

Option 1: One annual fee payment.

A two per cent discount will be applied to the annual tuition fee if paid in full by cash, cheque or debit card via BPAY only on or before 25 January 2019. The annual discount is NOT applicable on the facilities and maintenance levy or when paying by credit card (directly or via BPAY).

Option 2: Nine instalments by direct debit.

The annual fee is split into nine equal instalments paid by the 20th of each month. These instalments must be paid using the bank direct debit system to transfer funds by 20 February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. New and existing parents, please complete and sign the Direct Debit Authority and return to the Fees office before 25 January 2019.

Option 3: 18 instalments by direct debit

The annual fee is split into 18 equal instalments paid fortnightly using the bank direct debit system to transfer funds, commencing 12 February 2019 and ceasing 8 October 2019. Please complete and sign the Direct Debit Authority and return to the Fees office before 25 January 2019.

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The table above covers tuition and boarding fees. There may be incidental charges added to your account and these will be due for payment in the month in which they are charged. A late payment will be charged on overdue accounts.

Interest will be charged monthly on balances outstanding for greater than 30 days based on Bankwest’s prevailing business bank overdraft rate.

No student may commence a new school term unless the previous account balance has been paid in full.

The School accepts payment by Mastercard and Visa (Note: Amex and Diners Club cards are not accepted). Fees can also be paid using the BPAY facility offered by your bank or financial institution. Relevant details are included on each statement.

Applications to participate in any Perth College organised tour will NOT be accepted unless all fees are paid up-to-date.

TECHNOLOGY TABLET

Years 7-9 and Years 11-12 $675 , and Year 10 $684. This charge can be paid using the above payment options. If Option 1 is selected, this amount is NOT subject to discount.

FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE LEVY

A compulsory Facilities and Maintenance Levy of $882 per family per annum will be charged to families at the beginning of the year. This levy can be paid using the above payment options, however, if Option 1 is selected, the levy amount is not subject to discount.

WITHDRAWAL OF STUDENTS

In the case of a day student, a term’s notice in writing to the Principal must be given prior to the removal of a student, otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu.

Boarders may withdraw only at the end of a semester and a full semester’s notice in writing to the Principal is required. This applies in the case of a boarder leaving the School or becoming a day student. In lieu of a full semester’s notice, a semester’s fees will be charged.

ADMISSION FEE

On acceptance of an offer of a place in the School, a non- refundable Admission Fee must be paid to confirm this place.

Kindergarten to Year 10 Admission Fee

The 2019 Admission Fee of $5,642 is payable in two equal instalments. The first instalment of $2,821 is payable upon acceptance of the School’s offer of a place. The final instalment of $2,821 is due by 30 January in the year preceding entry (i.e. 12 months prior to entry).

Years 11 and 12 Admission Fee

The 2019 Admission Fee of $2,821 is payable in full upon acceptance of the School’s offer of a place.

Special Provisions

Families with a daughter currently at the School (or families who have previously had a daughter at the School) will pay 50 per cent of the current Admission Fee, on acceptance of the School’s offer of a place. The admission fee will be waived for the third daughter.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

There will continue to be some additional specific costs during the year for excursions or activities which are related to OPTIONAL activities taken by your daughter that do not apply to the whole year group (e.g. Art camp).

(a) Extra Subjects: Tuition is provided by visiting tutors in a variety of fields including Music (Instrumental and Vocal), Speech and Drama, Dance Sport (Year 10), Tennis Coaching and Ballet.

The Perth College Performing Arts department will facilitate arrangements and provide details of fees for Instrumental, Vocal and Theory tuition. They will also liaise between the tutors, parents and students to timetable lessons. Music fees will be charged to your account.

Charges for all other extra subjects will be advised when enrolling for these activities.

(b) Musical Instruments: Hire of instruments may be arranged through the Performing Arts department.

(c) Friends of Perth College: Membership of Friends of PC is optional and will be charged and appear on your February statement. The subscription is used to purchase extra items to enrich students’ learning, which are decided upon by the Friends of PC members. Should you choose NOT to join the Friends of PC, the School must be notified by 31 March and the subscription fee will be rebated.

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST)

Tuition fees are generally GST-free. GST will be payable on non-tuition fees in accordance with legislation.

INSURANCE

It is strongly recommended parents ensure adequate medical, personal property and liability cover as the School cannot accept responsibility for medical expenses arising from accident or illness, loss of or damage to personal effects and property, or liability incurred by students for bodily injury or property damage.

The School provides insurance for students engaged in work experience activities, course-related activities and community assistance programmes authorised by Perth College. Please note this insurance does not cover medical expenses.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONCESSIONS

Each year, the School offers an opportunity for students to apply for scholarships.

Girls entering Years 7 to 11 may apply for an Academic, General Excellence, Music or Rural Boarding scholarship. Testing is held in May of the year prior to expected commencement at Perth College. At this time, girls may also apply for an Old Girls’ Association Memorial Bursary for daughters or grand-daughters of OGA life members, offered by the Perth College Foundation.

The Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut scholarship and the Joan and George Lefroy General Excellence Scholarship, are also offered by the Perth College Foundation. Testing is held in May of the year prior to commencing Years 9, 10 or 11 and applications are open to girls not currently enrolled at the School.

For more information, please click here.

In the case of sisters attending school at the same time, a discount of 10 per cent of the tuition fee is made for the second child and a further concession awarded from Tuition Fees if a third or more child attends. Only one discount per student is available. Discounts will be withdrawn if payments are not made by the due dates.

A concession of 50 per cent of the tuition fee is available for the daughters of Anglican Clergy.

Only one scholarship or concession is available per student. Concessions will be withdrawn if tuition payments are not made by the due dates.

ASSISTANCE FOR ISOLATED CHILDREN

This is an allowance designed to assist those children who, because of the geographic isolation of their homes, do not have reasonable access to a government school offering courses of the appropriate level. Enquiries should be directed to Centrelink by calling 132 318.

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS

Perth College is able to accept tax deductible voluntary contributions for specific purposes. For further information please contact the Director of Commercial Services.

For further information about enrolments, please contact our Enrolments Director Judy Parker on 9471 2104 or enrolments@pc.wa.edu.au.