Enrolment Fees
Application Fee The Application Fee is a non-refundable Administration Fee with each application. $250
Enrolment Fee
(Full-Time Enrolments)
The Enrolment Fee is a non-refundable fee for Years 1-12, and is payable on acceptance of the ‘Offer of Enrolment’ having been made by the Principal.
$1,350
Second Child:
$675
Family of 3 or more:
$2,025
Enrolment Fee
(Winter Term Enrolments)
The Winter Term Enrolment Fee is a non-refundable fee for winter term enrolments. $675
Tuition Fees (Per Term)
Kindergarten – Year 2 Years 3 – 6 Years 7 – 8 Years 9 – 10 Year 11 Year 12 (3 Terms)
$1,686 $2,733 $3,119 $3,375 $3,553 $4,738

Please Note: If a student is enrolled during a school term, the initial term’s tuition fee (and boarding fees if applicable) will be calculated on a per week pro-rata basis. There are 4 school terms per year, except Year 12, where there are only 3.

Boarding & Catering Fees (Per Term)
Weekly Boarding Full-Time Boarding Winter/ESA Boarding
Years 7 – 11 Year 12 Years 7 – 11 Year 12* Winter Term** ESA Program**
$5,537
(inc GST)
$6,579
(inc GST)
$6,809
(inc GST)
$7,942
(inc GST)
$8,815
(inc GST)
$11,453
(inc GST)

* During Term 4, Year 12 Boarders will only incur the Catering Fee for those weeks of the term during which they are in residence.
** Only Full Boarding is available for ‘Term 3’ Students. ESA is a 13 week full time program.

Casual Boarding Rate

Casual Boarding is charged at $130 per night, subject to availability.

Building and Library Fund Donations

The school operates a tax-deductible Building and Library Fund to which parents can voluntarily donate. The requested Building Fund Donation is $100 per family per term, $400 annually, and the Library Fund Donation is $50 per family per term, $200 annually. An annual receipt for donations made will be issued at the end of the financial year.

These funds are established to finance the development of ongoing refurbishment to the school’s facilities and library. Donations can be made annually or each term. The success of these funds allows the school to provide high quality teaching and learning spaces for students and the school community.

Other Fees and Charges

IT Levy

The annual IT levy helps fund IT costs associated with maintaining the network, internet access costs, student storage, software and iPads. The levy is charged quarterly at the start of each term.

IT Levy (Per Term)
Junior School
Kindergarten - Year 6
$79
Senior School
Years 7 - 11
$118
Senior School
Years 12
$157

Year 12 students are charged for Terms 1-3 only.

Curriculum Camps

Attendance at Curriculum Camp is compulsory for all students in Years 4-11. The cost of the camp in Years 4-10 is invoiced during the term in which the camp occurs. The cost of the Year 11 camp is charged in three instalments during Terms 1, 2 & 3.

Other Costs

Students may incur any or all of the following additional charges:

  • Fees for some elective items, some sports and incidentals
  • Fees for extra subjects (eg distance education and TVET courses)
  • Costs of excursions
  • Costs of uniform items purchased
  • Weekend travel (boarders only)
  • Other incidental costs not covered above.

Discounts

Pre-Payment

Tuition and boarding fees may be paid in advance for the following academic year at a discount rate. The discount rate for 2020 fees paid in 2019 is 2.5%. Details can be obtained from the Director of Corporate Services.

Pre-payment of a student’s full year’s tuition fees prior to the first day of Term 1 of that year will attract a discount. The discount rate for 2020 fees paid prior to 29th January 2020 is 1.5%. Details can be obtained from the Director of Corporate Services.

Sibling Discount

A sibling discount is applicable for families with three or more students at the school in accordance with the following table:

Sibling Discount

Sibling Discount
Junior School
3rd Child
60%
Senior School
4th Child
60%
Senior School
5th Child
60%

Subsequent siblings by negotiation.

Alumni Discount

Upon request, a child of a Snowy Mountains Grammar School alumnus may be eligible for a 20% discount off the tuition fee whilst enrolled at SMGS from Kindergarten to Year 12 inclusive. The discount is offered on a calendar year basis and applied to the child’s tuition fee only. The alumni discount is only applicable when payments are received by the due date and cannot be combined with any other discount beyond a combined total of 50% of the tuition fee. At SMGS, an alumnus is defined as a former student who graduated from Year 12 at SMGS. The discount is apportioned to the child’s tuition fee and is not apportioned to either parent or other party as a benefit. This commences on 1st January 2020 until withdrawn by the School without notice.

Elite Snowsports Academy Fees

Participants in the Elite Snowsports Academy will incur the participation fee of $3,100. ESA participants who are permanent students at SMGS at the time of enrolment into the ESA, will receive a discount of $900 against the participant’s fee.

ESA participation is in addition to normal tuition and boarding fees and excludes the cost of any resort-based program. Please refer to “Boarding and Catering Fees” if applicable.

Payment Plans

SMGS offers payment plans annually to families by weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Payment plans allow for the year’s fees to be paid commencing mid-January and ending in November of each year.

We can estimate your child's total fees including sports, excursions and other miscellaneous activities for the year. A regular instalment figure is then determined which spreads the total cost throughout the year.

An adjustment may be required before the end of the year, to balance any difference between the estimations and actual total fees.

If you would like more information about our payment options, please contact our Registrar:

Mrs Bronwyn Canham
p: (02) 6457 1022
e: registrar@smgs.nsw.edu.au

Payment of Fees

Fees may be paid by electronic funds transfer, credit card or cheque. Please ensure all EFT payments have your account number and surname listed as the reference.

Annual tuition and boarding fees are billed in four equal instalments before the commencement of each term for Kindergarten through Year 11. Year 12 fees are charged in three equal instalments before the commencement of Terms 1-3.

Additional charges incurred during the term, such as the cost of excursions and additional sporting activities, are billed either at the same time as tuition fees or in Week 5 of each term.

All fees are payable within 21 days of date of invoice.

Credit Card Surcharge

To cover the merchant fee paid by the school to banks and other credit card providers, a 1.0% (GST inclusive) surcharge will be payable where payments are made by Visa or Mastercard, and a 2.0% (GST inclusive) surcharge for American Express. If not applied at the time of payment, this surcharge will appear on the next fee statement.

Bank and Related Charges

All bank charges relating to banking transactions will be charged to parents’ accounts. A dishonoured cheque/credit card fee of $50 or other bank transfer fees will be charged to cover administrative costs where necessary.

Late Payment of Fees

Parents who encounter difficulty paying fees due are asked to contact the Director of Corporate Services in advance of the due payment date.

In the event that SMGS demands payment of its account or fees become overdue, then a late payment fee will be charged as follows:

  • $50 at time of billing on all accounts with an overdue balance of $1,000 or more.
  • $50 at time of next billing on all accounts with an overdue balance of $1,000 or more on 1 January of any year.

Late payment fees may be varied in exceptional circumstances by application to the Principal. Such waiver or variation is solely at the discretion of the Principal, in consultation with the School Board.

In the event that tuition fees for a child remain unpaid fourteen (14) days after the date on which they fall due, SMGS reserves the right to withdraw that child’s place at SMGS. Any current scholarships in place may be revoked at the Principal’s discretion should fees remain unpaid. Scholarship re-application will be required upon full payment of account.

In the event that tuition fees for a student remain unpaid at the commencement of the following term, the student will not be permitted to participate in certain extra-curricular programs. These programs include but are not limited to school-based equestrian, snowsports, mountain biking and aviation programs and extended school tours, unless expressly agreed by the Principal.

In cases where an account remains significantly in arrears, the Board reserves the right to retain a specialist agency to recover the debt. Any additional costs incurred in the collection of overdue fees will be added to the account.

Notice of Withdrawal of Student

Notice of Withdrawal of a student shall be provided in writing to the Principal at least one school term prior to the date from which the student shall be withdrawn from SMGS. If notice of withdrawal is not given in accordance with this clause, then ¼ annual tuition fees and ¼ annual boarding fees (if applicable) for the year in which the withdrawal falls shall be payable in lieu.

Terms and Conditions

All services and information provided by Snowy Mountains Grammar School, including this schedule of fees, are subject to the school’s published Terms and Conditions which may be amended from time to time. The Terms and Conditions, together with this Schedule of Fees, are published on the school’s website and parents are advised to read these documents carefully. Where there is any ambiguity in this document or an inconsistency with the Terms and Conditions, the provisions of the Terms and Conditions prevail.

Enquiries

Enquiries regarding any aspect of the billing and payment of fees should be addressed to the Director of Corporate Services in the first instance.