Schedule of Fees & Charges

  • 2017 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 2017 are all inclusive of Explorus, Outward Bound, bookhire 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 TWO options for payment:

    OPTION ONE: 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 27 January 2017. 

    The annual discount is NOT applicable on the facilities and maintenance levy or when paying by credit card (directly or via BPAY).

    OPTION TWO: nine instalments 

    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 need to obtain an authority form from the Finance Office to arrange direct debits for 2017 instalments.

     
      Annual Fee Option One: 
    Discounted
    Option Two: 
    9x Instalments
    Kindergarten (five days)                  $15,579 $15,267  $1,731
    Kindergarten (2.5 days) $9,351 $9,164 $1,039
    Years Prep to 2 $15,579  $15,267 $1,731
    Years 3 to 6 $16,398 $16,070 $1,822
    Years 7 and 8 $22,545  $22,094 $2,505
    Years 9 to 12 $23,247 $22,782 $2,583
    Boarders’ Fee $22,239 $21,794 $2,471

    The table above covers only tuition and boarding fees. Incidental charges will be added to your account and will be due for payment in the month in which they are charged. 

    Interest will be charged monthly on balances outstanding for greater than 30 days based on Bankwest’s prevailing business bank overdraft rate (7.7 per cent).

    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 to 12 – $675 per year
    This charge can be paid using the above payment options, however, if Option 1 is selected, this amount is NOT subject to discount.

    FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE LEVY

    A compulsory Facilities and Maintenance Levy of $855 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

    For a day student, a full term’s notice in writing of withdrawal must be given to the Principal or a term’s fees paid in lieu of notice. If withdrawal is intended by the end of year, notice must be given by the commencement of Term Four.

    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 fulsemester’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 6; Years 8 to 10 Admission Fee
    The 2017 Admission Fee of $5,642 is payable upon acceptance of the School’s offer of a place.

    Year 7 Admission Fee
    The 2017 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 2017 Admission Fee of $2,821 is payable in full upon acceptance of the School’s offer of a place.

    Special Provisions
    Families with daughters currently at the School (or families who have previously had daughters at the School) will pay 50 per cent of the current Admission Fee, on acceptance of the School’s offer of a place.

    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).
    • Extra Subjects: Tuition is provided by visiting tutors in a variety of fields including Music (Instrumental and Vocal), Speech and Drama, Ballroom Dancing (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. 
    • Musical Instruments: Hire of instruments may be arranged through the Performing Arts department. 
    • 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 deducted.

    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, CONCESSIONS AND REBATES

    Each year, the School offers two opportunities for students to apply for scholarships. 

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

    Testing for the Joan and George Lefroy Academic Scholarship, also offered by the Perth College Foundation, is held in August of the year prior to commencing Years 9 or 10, and applications are open to girls not currently enrolled at the School.

    For more information, please visit the Perth College website at www.perthcollege.wa.edu.au/scholarships.

    In the case of sisters attending school at the same time, a reduction of 10 per cent of the tuition fee is made for all but the eldest. Only one concession/discount per student is available. Concessions/rebates 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 Finance and Administration.
  • 2017 International Fees Schedule

    APPLICATIONS

    A non-refundable Registration Fee of AUD$100 is to accompany each Application for Admission.
     
    OVERSEAS STUDENT ENTRY FEE $A8,330
    This fee is payable on receipt of notification that an Application for Admission has been successful.
     

    SCHOOL FEES FOR FULL FEE PAYING STUDENTS YEARS 1 to 12 

    Annual Fees and expenses are payable in two instalments in January and July.
     
    Fees are as follows:
     
    Annual Semester
    Tuition – Years 1 to 2 $A22,422 $A11,211
    Tuition – Years 3 to 6 $A24,334 $A12,167
    Tuition – Year 7 to 8 $A32,086 $A16,043
    Tuition – Years 9 to 12 
     
    $A33,318 $A16,659
    Boarding Fee  $A27,260 $A13,630
     

    BUILDING LEVY

    A compulsory Building Levy of $855 per family per annum will be charged to families at the beginning of the year.
     

    TECHNOLOGY TABLET

    A technology levy will be charged for the provision of a technology tablet by the School for the student’s use:
                  Years 7 to 12                           $A675
     

    ADDITIONAL CHARGES

    • Extra Subjects: Tuition is provided by visiting tutors in a variety of fields including Instrumental, Piano, Dance Sport (Year 10), Tennis Coaching and Ballet. The Perth College Performing Arts department will facilitate arrangements and provide details of fees for Piano, Woodwind, Strings, Brass, Singing, Percussion and Theory tuition. They will also liaise between the tutors and the parents and students to timetable lessons. Music fees will be charged to your account. Charges for Dance Sport (Year 10), Tennis Coaching and Ballet will be advised when enrolling for these subjects.
    • Musical Instruments: Hire of instruments may be arranged through the Performing Arts department.
    • Material Charges and Excursions: 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 (eg Art Camp). 
    • Friends of Perth College: Membership of the Friends of PC is optional and this charge may be deleted should parents choose not to join. The subscription is used to purchase facilities and resources for student use. The annual subscription fee will be included on your March statement. 
    • Textbook and Uniform Costs: The average cost of textbooks for a Year 10 student is $700 and the average cost for a Year 12 student is $800 depending on subjects selected.  The average cost of outfitting a student with essential summer, winter and sports uniforms and regulation school bag is $1,750. These items are only available from the Uniform Shop on campus.
    Please note:  Medical Insurance - A Visa-length cover of medical insurance must be organised and evidence sent to the Enrolments Director prior to the issuing of a Confirmation of Enrolment form for Visa application purposes.

    PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

    The first semester's fees are payable on acceptance by Perth College of the student. Subsequent fees are payable before the beginning of each semester. Applications to participate in any Perth College organised tour will NOT be accepted unless all fees are paid up to date.
     
    A late payment fee will be charged on overdue accounts.
     
    No student may commence a new semester unless the previous semester's fees have been paid in full.

    INSURANCE

    It is strongly recommended that 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.

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    A student’s personal information provided to the School may be made available to Commonwealth and State Government agencies and the Fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Fund, pursuant to obligations by the School to advise the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs about:
    • changes to the student’s enrolment; and
    • any breach by the student of Visa conditions relating to behaviour, attendance or academic performance.

    WITHDRAWAL OF PUPILS

    Day Students: A full term's notice in writing to the Principal must be given prior to the removal of a pupil, otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu of notice. Please note this also applies to an end-of-year removal whereby notice must be given by the commencement of Term Four.

    Boarders: Students 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. Please note this also applies to an end-of-year removal whereby notice must be given by the commencement of Term Three.

    REFUNDS

    Remission of boarding and tuition fees because of absences due to illness or for any other reason will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Specific rules apply to the refund of boarding and tuition fees and other charges for international students; please refer to the International Students Refund Policy for these details.