Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

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

Diocesan Tuition Fees

Set by CEDP

Sibling discounts apply.
Diocesan fees after your third enrolled child are free.

Diocesan Building Levy

Set by CEDP (one per family)

Set by CEDP (one per family)

School Fees

Set by school

As outlined below.

Fees Payable at St Joseph's Primary School for 2022

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $7-$8 a day for a child in Kindergarten*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2022 Diocesan tuition fee, 2022 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2022 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.

 

Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,242 $933 $621
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $105 $105 $105 $105
Total $2,388 $1,245 $933 $312
Year 1 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,605 $1,203 $804
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $105 $105 $105 $105
Total $2,751 $1,515 $1,116 $312
Year 2 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,605 $1,203 $804
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $105 $105 $105 $105
Total $2,751 $1,515 $1,116 $312
Year 3 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,605 $1,203 $804
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $153 $153 $153 $153
Total $2,799 $1,563 $1,164 $360
Year 4 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,605 $1,203 $804
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $174 $174 $174 $174
Total $2,820 $1,584 $1,185 $381
Year 5 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,605 $1,203 $804
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $153 $153 $153 $153
Overnight Excursion $201 $201 $201 $201
Overnight Meal $45 $45 $45 $45
Total $3,045 $1,809 $1,410 $606
Year 6 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $834
Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,605 $1,203 $804
Resource Fee $207 $207 $207 $207
Activity Fee $213 $213 $213 $213
Overnight Excursion $201 $201 $201 $201
Overnight Meal $45 $45 $45 $45
Total $3,105 $1,869 $1,470 $666

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Joseph's by phone on 8869 8100 weekdays during school hours.

Making Catholic education more affordable

Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.

Conditions apply

Byallawa Co-contribution Scheme

Did you know we offer fee support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families?

Conditions apply

Here’s how we can help

Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

Flexible Payment Plans

Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education.

Access the Payment Portal

Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.

Refund Policy

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

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about any of these matters, contact the school in the first instance.

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