Fees and Assistance

Sibling Discounts

  • Two brothers attending at the same time - 10% for 2nd student
  • Three brothers attending at the same time - 20% for 3rd student and 10% for 2nd student
  • Four brothers attending at the same time - 20% for 3rd and 4th students and 10% for 2nd student
  • When one or more siblings are attending the College at the same time discount applies to tuition and Boarding fee

Fee Statements

In January of each school year parents will be able to view their new school fee statement via the Parent Lounge. A statement will also be emailed at the start of each term. Fee statements will include tuition and boarding fees, and any compulsory levies as per the fees schedule. These fees will be billed per term.

Any additional charges incurred during the year by your son(s), such as charges for lost library books, private tuition and music tuition, will be added to your school fees account during the school year. This may be subject to change at the discretion of the College. However, parents will be notified in advance of any changes. Additional fees and charges are due and payable when incurred.

Payment Terms

It is the intention of the College Board to set fees once each year; however, the College reserves the right to revise fees at any time.

The College charges fees per term, issuing term fee statements (international students are billed annually). Accounts must be paid in full within seven days of the statement being issued, unless a direct debit installment arrangement is entered into or prior arrangement has been made with the College.

Parents are reminded that all fee concessions are dependent upon the fees being paid by the due date. Concessions may be withdrawn if this condition is not met. Concessions include scholarships and bursaries.

To assist parents with budgeting, Nudgee College offers several payment options via direct debit from a nominated bank account (no fees) or credit card.  (fees apply). This direct debit can be set up directly via the Parent Lounge. Refer to the Fee Statement Handbook for further information. This form of payment is the College’s preferred payment method and options include:

  • 12 monthly payments, commencing January (payment cycles are available on the 10th or 20th of each month)
  • 24 fortnightly payments, commencing January
  • 44 weekly payments, commencing January
  • 4 term payments, commencing start of each term
  • Full payment in January

A Fee Calculation Worksheet is available at the top of this web page, which will help parents calculate their total fees payable from the above direct debit options.

The College recognises that these payment arrangements may not suit families whose income is seasonal (especially families on the land or families in small/sole operator businesses). New parents to the College or existing parents who believe the fee payment arrangements will be incompatible with their family income cycle should contact the College’s Finance Office on (07) 3865 0404 or to discuss alternative fee payment arrangements. It is imperative that these arrangements are in place prior to your son's commencement.

Methods of Payment

The College’s preferred method of payment is direct debit. We also encourage parents who do not have a direct debit payment method option in place to pay school fees via the Parent Lounge.

Other forms of payment are:

  • BPAY: Phone or visit the website of your bank, credit union or building society to make this payment from your cheque, savings or credit account
  • Cash: May be paid at the Finance Office between 8.00am and 4.00pm
  • Credit Card: The school accepts VISA and MasterCard (in person, by telephone or online) - American Express and Diners Card are not accepted
  • International Method of Payment: Please contact the Finance Office at the College

Nudgee College Financial Assistance

The College also requests that all families contact the Finance Credit Manager if requiring any payment assistance. Parents unable to make payments prior to the due dates must make arrangements with the Finance Credit Manager prior to the commencement of each term. Whilst the College is supportive of families in difficult financial circumstances, it is still an expectation that families will make every effort to pay the full fees and that families respond to all communications in this regard.


Edstart - School Fee Payment Plan

Parents wishing to pay school fees by instalments can apply for an Edstart payment plan. You can spread your fees evenly across the school year or reduce your repayment amount with an extended plan over multiple years, up to five years after graduation.

Edstart will pay your fees to the College when they are due and you can make weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments. You can adjust your plan or cancel at any time with no additional charges.

Watch this video for more information or visit the Edstart website to calculate a plan for your school fees. For School fee payment options, please follow this link.


External Links

  • Australian Securities & Investment Commission - Money Smart: The cost of sending kids to school can add up quickly. Not only are parents and carers faced with paying for uniforms, bags, shoes, stationery supplies and school fees, there are also lunches, excursion and transport costs to consider.
  • Queensland Government: There are many costs associated with your child's education. This page has information on some of those costs, and the support payments that may help



  • Federal Isolated Children and Parents Association
  • Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC) supports students whose home is isolated from a local government school or whose specific health or educational needs cannot be met locally. Students who are boarding may also qualify for the Additional Boarding Allowance.
  • Youth Allowance: All students aged 16 to 24 years, including apprentices and trainees, are eligible for the Federal Government’s Youth Allowance. The allowance is means-tested, which means it is paid only if the student and/or their family fall below a certain income threshold. It may also be paid in circumstances where the student is considered independent or needs to live away from home to study.
  • ABSTUDY supports students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who are enrolled in an approved course or apprenticeship and who are not receiving any other government assistance to study. ABSTUDY is designed to help with costs relating to education, accommodation, living, travel fares and prescription medicine. Payment rates depend on factors such as study load (full time or part time) and age.
  • Drought assistance contacts links to state and territory government websites, which provide information on initiatives offered by the state and territory governments.
  • Defence Community Organisation provides a range of services and resources for defence children, to assist with the transition between schools and education systems when a member is posted within Australia, and to provide support for the unique needs of defence students.
  • Grandparent Child Care Benefit covers the full cost of the total fee charged for Child Care Benefit eligible hours, up to 50 hours, for each child in Child Care Benefit approved care each week. It is available to you if you are a grandparent who:meets the existing Child Care Benefit eligibility requirements
  • receives an income support payment from Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • is the primary provider of the ongoing daily care for your grandchild and has the responsibility for the day-to-day decisions about your grandchild's care, welfare and development.


  • Queensland Isolated Children and Parents Association
  • Living Away from Home Allowance Scheme (LAFHAS) provides financial assistance for eligible students who are required to live away from home in order to attend school daily. Schools that meet certain conditions and are unable to deliver the required range of programs are referred to as 'bypass schools'. A bypass school is disregarded (or 'bypassed') when distance criteria is applied where assessing LAFHAS eligibility. The approved list of bypass schools is available in the here. The scheme is made up of four components: the Remote Area Tuition Allowance (RATuA), the Remote Area Travel Allowance (RATrA), the Remote Area Allowance (RAA), and the Remote Area Disability Supplement (RADS). The RATuA is paid directly to the boarding schools to offset school tuition fee accounts, while the other components are paid directly to applicants. Each component has a separate payment. See the Department of Education and Training website for more information.
  • Queensland Academies Isolated Student (QAIS) Bursary provides financial assistance for eligible students who attend a Queensland Academy in South East Queensland.
  • Distance Education programs exist for students who live in locations where attending a school is impossible. Distance Education also increases the range of curriculum options for students in small secondary schools.
  • Rural and Remote Education Access Program (RREAP) helps schools and communities improve the educational outcomes and opportunities for students who are disadvantaged because of their geographical isolation so that their learning outcomes match those of other students.
  • Textbook and Resources Allowance is an assistance scheme offered to parents of secondary school students to contribute to the cost of textbooks and other learning resources. In 2018, families of students in Years 7 to 10 are entitled to $119 per student per annum. The allowance rate increases to $258 per student per annum in Years 11 and 12. See the Department of Education and Training website for more information.
  • The School Transport Assistance Program is:one of the largest assistance programs provided by the Queensland Government
  • a scheme to provide assistance to eligible students travelling to primary and secondary schools
  • administered by Queensland Transport.
  • Conveyance Allowance is available to parents of both state and non-state school students travelling to and from school daily by private arrangement. This assistance is known as Conveyance Allowance Class A, B and C.
  • Non State School Transport Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance for families transporting students to non-state schools in Queensland. Apply each May (for travel January to June) / October (for travel July to December)
  • The Bus or Ferry Assistance Rebate assists those families whose children catch public transport to attend a non-state school outside the Brisbane City Council boundary, but within Queensland. The Students with Disability Rebate assists those families whose child/children are driven or catch public transport to attend a non-state school within Queensland
  • Young Athletes Travel Subsidy assists athletes and officials under 18 years of age with travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at nominated state, national and international sporting competitions.  Successful applicants may receive up to $200 for state, $400 for national and $600 for international events. Applications are for reimbursement after traveling to the event. Promote this program to your representative players and officials now to make sure they don't miss out.

New South Wales

  • New South Wales Isolated Children and Parents Association
  • Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) is an allowance granted to students in New South Wales who live in an isolated area and need to move away from home in order to obtain a secondary education. In 2018, the LAFHA grant is $2,048, with Year 11 and 12 students also eligible for a bonus allowance of $471 if they are geographically isolated from the nearest government school.
  • Boarding Scholarship for Isolated Students (BSIS): Similar to LAFHA, the Boarding Scholarship for Isolated Students (BSIS) is an equity provision for rural New South Wales secondary school students whose family has a low income, whose geographic location severely affects access to secondary schooling and whose circumstances require that they board away from home to attend a non-government school. In 2018, this scholarship is valued at $4,980. To be eligible, students must not be receiving the Assistance for Isolated Children Allowance, Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY.
  • Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP) is an initiative that assists eligible students with disabilities in travelling to and from school (a maximum of two trips per day). Transport is arranged for students who are enrolled in special schools or in classes for students who are mobility dependent. 

South Australia

Northern Territory

Western Australia

  • Western Australia Isolated Children and Parents Association
  • Boarding Away from Home Allowance assists geographically isolated families with the cost of boarding fees. To be eligible, parents must be receiving the Assistance for Isolated Children or Second Home Allowance from the Department of Human Services. In 2018, the annual allowance is $2,105.
  • Student subsidised travel: The Student Subsidised Travel Scheme provides travel assistance to school and tertiary students. To be eligible for either type of assistance, students must either be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency visa and meet certain eligibility criteria. There are two main types of assistance:A fares allowance which may be payable to students who live in the defined remote area
  • A road travel subsidy payable for students living anywhere within Western Australia