School Fees

Ensuring a quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for children

There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees
Set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta


Diocesan Building Levy
Set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta


School-Based Fees




No child will be refused enrolment from a Catholic school because of a family's inability to pay school fees




Discounts on Fees


Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep the fees as low as possible. No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family's financial circumstances.

There are significant Diocesean fee discounts for the second (25% reduction) and third (50% reduction) children enrolled from the one family. There are no Diocesan fees for the fourth and subsequent children.


If you have children in other Diocesan schools, please click on the Sibling Discount Applicable Schools attachment to see if a discount will be automatically applied.

If any of your children attend a school listed where a sibling advice notice is required, please complete and return the   Sibling Registration for Diocesan Tuition Fees form. Parents should advise as promptly as possible when this information changes.

Please note that for automatic discounts to apply the residential address on each enrolment form must be the same. It is up to parents to advise schools of other siblings in order to receive the discount. Please note that discounts are not backdated and discounts only apply whilst the students are enrolled at the same time.




Flexible Payment Options

There are a range of options available to assist families with the payment of fees.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta at the start of each year. This provides families with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits their financial circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

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Online Payment Portal

To make a one off payment with Visa or Mastercard by the payment due date visit the Online Payment Portal.

Online Payment portal





Diocesan Fees

2021 Annual Fees 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $822
Diocesan Tuition Fee
Kindergarten $1,224 $918 $612
Years 1 - 6 $1,581 $1,185 $792
Years 7 - 8 $2,190 $1,644 $1,095
Years 9 - 10 $2,430 $1,824 $1,215
Years 11 - 12 $3,102 $2,328 $1,551

Note: Diocesan fees after your third child are free.

Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable.

Diocesan Building Levy

The Diocesan Building Levy enables us, through our capital works program, to meet the demand for new schools and new classes in high growth areas, and to continue to maintain all schools to a high standard. All families with one or more children in a Parramatta Diocesan school (or at St Dominic's College Kingswood) are required to pay the annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy. Please note that this fee is not tax deductible.

Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is $2016 and payable per each student on the following visa numbers:
173, 400, 401, 402, 405, 407, 408, 411, 415, 416, 417, 420, 457, 462, 476, 482, 485, 497, 580, 590, 600, 601, 651, 884, 944 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 090.



School-Based Fees

Each school also charges fees that go toward resources that may include excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days.



Making Catholic education more affordable

CEDP offers scholarships and fee arrangements for families facing financial hardship.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees please discuss the situation with the school principal. Your situation will be treated with care, sensitivity and confidentiality.

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme





If you are seeking a refund of overpaid school fees, please contact Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta
on 02 9840 5600 or email
Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.