Fee Assistance – COVID 19

We understand that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on many families and especially their ability to operate under normal financial conditions. Our aim remains to continue to provide every Padua student with a continuity in their education. At times it can be difficult to ask for financial support, however if you find yourself in a position where you believe that you have a legitimate case for a discussion around fees, then please contact our Accounts Department at fees@padua.vic.edu.au and we will work with you in support of your child’s ongoing education at Padua College.

2020 School Fees & Fee Policy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Building on Our Mission and Our Vision was the development of our Educational Strategic Plan incorporating the adoption of exciting, new programs and a restructure of the Campuses in order to best meet future educational challenges and the needs of our students.

Padua College has identified the need for:

More extension opportunities for Year 10 students with access to Year 11 & 12 subject offerings and pathways;

A distinctive and specifically targeted Year 9 Program to maximise student engagement;

An integrated vertical Year 7 & 8 Curriculum with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM);

Exciting new facilities for senior students at the Year 10-12 Mornington Senior Campus;

Curriculum offerings and pedagogy that equips students with the social, entrepreneurial and life skills needed to have a positive impact on the world in which they live.

The College has geared its fee structure in continued preparation for further items for consideration in the Master Plan and its associated works. 2020 School fees have been set with a 5.0% increase.

Russell Saunders
Business Manager

School Fees 2020

Year LevelTuition FeeComposite FeeTotal Fees

A Composite Fee incorporates the following fees and charges.

  • Subject Levies, Student Infrastructure and Technology Camps, Retreats and Excursions
  • Year 9 Aspire Program

Additional Charges:

  • VET (Vocational Education and Training) will be charged on the 2020 Fee statement
  • Instrumental Music Lessons
  • Music Festival and Drama Performance Tickets
  • Overseas excursions
  • Outdoor Education
    • Year 10 $420.00 per semester
    • Year 11 $840.00 per year
    • Year 12 $840.00 per year

Sibling Discount

  • 2nd Child 10% of Tuition Fee
  • 3rd Child 20% of Tuition Fee
  • 4th Child 40% of Tuition Fee
  • 5th Child 50% of Tuition Fee

Terms of Payment

Padua College offers multiple options for the payment of fees:

A lump sum payment of total fees is due by Friday, 28 February 2020. All fees received in full on or before this date will receive a $265.00 discount per student.

Other Instalments Options
We will charge all fees to your account by Friday, 13 December 2019 and email this account to you.

You can pay this in four ways:
4 Term payments due and payable on the Friday prior to next term beginning

  • Term 1 due Friday 31 January 2020
  • Term 2 due Friday 10 April 2020
  • Term 3 due Friday 10 July 2020
  • Term 4 due Friday 2 October 2020

10 Monthly payments to start on Sunday 9 February and due on Monday 9 November
20 Fortnightly payments to start on Friday 7 February and due on Friday 30 October
40 Weekly Payments to commence on Friday 7 February and due on Friday 6 November

For information purposes, statements will be sent to each family on a monthly basis regardless of the payment method chosen (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly).

Payment Methods

A variety of payment methods are accepted:

  • Cash
  • Cheque or Money Order
  • Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard)
  • Direct Debit to Bank Account
  • BPAY: Please see your statement for biller code and reference number

For a Direct Debit / Credit Card Authority Form, please access the below document:

Exchange Students

Padua College encourages the Exchange Student Program.

Overseas students who elect to attend the College under this scheme will be expected to pay the Composite Fee for the period concerned in addition to supplying their own uniform, textbooks and electronic devices. Any extra- curricular activities and transport charges will also be the responsibility of the host family.

It is expected that the upfront payment of the pro-rata Composite Fee is settled upon enrolment of any exchange student.

Students from the College embarking on an Exchange Program will not be charged full fees for the period of exchange. Their place at the College will be guaranteed on their return, conditional on the period of exchange not exceeding twelve months.

Fee Relief

Fee Relief is available to assist families who are experiencing financial hardship and have a current Health Care Card or Pension Card. Consideration will only be given to those completing an Application for Concessional Fees form along with required documentary evidence. This form is required to be completed every year even if you were a prior recipient of relief.

Forms are available from the accounts department at the beginning of the year and must be submitted by Friday 28th February 2020.

Those families with outstanding fees from previous years may not be eligible for concession.

For information regarding Financial Assistance (CSEF) and the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) provided by the Victorian State Government, please access these documents:

Refund Policy - Notice of Withdrawal

A full terms notice in writing must be given to the Principal when withdrawing your child/children from the College, subsequently one full term fees (i.e. One quarter of the annual tuition fee) may be charged.

Absence for Prolonged Periods of Time

Special arrangements will be determined on an individual basis, following consultation with the Business Manager. Any outstanding fees that exist at the commencement of the absence are expected to be paid in full prior to leaving.

If you have any fee enquiries please email fees@padua.vic.edu.au


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