Fees and Assistance

Fee Schedules

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
  • From 2019 - When one or more siblings are attending the College at the same time discount applies to tuition and Boarding fees

Fee Statements

In January parents will be sent a school fees account, including any compulsory levies and other school fees, which will be billed per Term.

Any additional charges incurred during the year by your son(s), e.g. charges for lost library books, private tuition and music tuition, etc. will be added to your school fees account during the school year. Additional fees and charges are due and payable when incurred.

Payment of account is due at the end of each Term and full payment to be finalised by December.

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 and Year 12 students are billed across three Terms). Accounts must be paid in full within seven days of the statement being issued, unless a direct debit instalment arrangement is entered into.

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 Concessions may be withdrawn if this condition is not met.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 has several payment arrangements available. The College’s preferred payment methods are direct debit from bank account or credit card and it provides several payment terms.

  • Eleven (11) payments - equal monthly instalments commencing February
  • Two (2) payment cycles are available 10th or 20th of each month
  • Twenty-three (23) fortnightly instalments commencing 7 February
  • Forty-five (45) weekly instalments commencing 6 February
  • Four (4) Term instalments (9 February; 17 April; 17 July and 8 October)
  • Full payment 8 February
  • School Fee Payment Authority [PDF, 102 KB]
  • Foundation Pledge [PDF, 165 KB]

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 Credit Manager on (07) 3865 0404 or via email fees@nudgee.qld.edu.au to discuss alternative fee payment arrangements. It is imperative that these arrangements are in place prior to your son(s) commencement.

Methods of Payment

  • 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.
  • Direct Debit: Term, monthly, fortnightly and weekly instalment plans are available.

International Method of Payment - Please contact the Finance Office at the College.

Finance Office Contacts

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/Semester. 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.

External Links

Government Assistances and Allowances

National Assistance

  • Federal Isolated Children and Parents Association(external link)
  • Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC)(external link) 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(external link) - All students aged 16 to 24 years, including apprentices and trainees, are eligible for the Federal Government’s Youth Allowance(external link). 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(external link) 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(external link) links to state and territory government websites, which provide information on initiatives offered by the state and territory governments.
  • Defence Community Organisation(external link) 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(external link) 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
    • 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

 

Queensland residence assistance

  • Queensland Isolated Children and Parents Association(external link)
  • Living Away from Home Allowance Scheme (LAFHAS)(external link) 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(external link). 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(external link) website for more information.
  • Queensland Academies Isolated Student (QAIS) Bursary(external link) provides financial assistance for eligible students who attend a Queensland Academy in South East Queensland
  • Distance Education(external link) 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)(external link) 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(external link) 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(external link) website for more information.
  • The School Transport Assistance Program(external link)
    • 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(external link) 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(external link) 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)
    • Semester 1, 2018 online applications for the Non-State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme are open
    • 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(external link) 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 residence assistance

 

South Australia residence assistance

 

Northern Territory residence assistance

To get financial help if your child has to travel considerable distances to go to school each day, lives away from home to attend school, college or university or accesses distance education.

 

Western Australia residence assistance

  • Western Australia Isolated Children and Parents Association(external link)
  • Boarding Away from Home Allowance(external link) 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(external link) - 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