2017 Tuition Fees

If a student is enrolled during a school term, the initial term’s tuition fee (and boarding fees if applicable) will be calculated pro-rata.

Class Per Year Per Term
Kindergarten $8,220 $2,055
Year 1 $8,920 $2,230
Year 2 $8,920 $2,230
Year 3 $9,690 $2,423
Year 4 $9,690 $2,423
Year 5 $9,880 $2,470
Year 6 $9,880 $2,470
Year 7 $11,115 $2,779
Year 8 $11,115 $2,779
Year 9 $12,020 $3,005
Year 10 $12,020 $3,005
Year 11 $12,600 $3,150
Year 12 $12,600 $4,200

2017 Boarding Fees

Years 7 – 11 Residential Students

Residential Catering
(inc. GST)
Total Fee Fee Per Term
Weekly Boarding $10,978 $8,468 $19,446 $4,862
Full Boarding $11,933 $11,978 $23,911 $5,978

Year 12 Residential Students

Residential Residential
(Terms 1 – 3 Only)
Weekly Boarding $10,978 $3,660
Full Boarding $11,933 $3,978

Year 12 Catering

Catering Per Year
(inc. GST)
Catering Per Term *
Weekly Boarding $8,468 $2,117
Full Boarding $11,978 $2,995

* During Term 4, Year 12 Boarders will only incur the Catering Fee for those weeks of the term during which they are in residence.

Casual Boarding Rate
Casual Boarding is charged at $110 per night, subject to availability.

Other Fees and Charges

The following additional fees and charges are applicable:

Application Fee

A non-refundable Application Administration Fee of $225, payable at time of application.

Enrolment Fee

A non-refundable Enrolment Fee of $1,350 for the first child and $675 for each additional child, is payable on acceptance of Offer of Enrolment. In the event that 3 or more children from the same family enrol at the same time, a single $2,025 Enrolment Fee is payable.

Academies of Excellence Levy

An annual levy of $110 is charged to students in Years 7 through 10 to help fund the additional activities undertaken in the Academies of Excellence program. The levy is charged quarterly at the start of each term.

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.

Kindergarten to Year 4 $160 per annum ($40 per term)
Year 5 – Year 6 $240 per annum ($60 per term)
Senior School $360 per annum ($90 per term)

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

Curriculum Camps

Attendance at Curriculum Camp is compulsory for all students in Years 7-11. The cost of the camp in Years 7-10 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.

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 Master card, 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 will be charged to cover administrative costs where necessary.

Other Costs

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

  • Fees for elective items and incidentals
  • Fees for extra subjects (eg distance education and TVET courses)
  • Costs of excursions
  • Costs of uniform items purchased
  • Weekend travel (boarders only)
  • Casual weekend boarding (weekly 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 2017 fees paid in 2016 is 3%. Details can be obtained from the Business Manager.

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 2017 fees paid prior to 28th January 2017 is 2%. Details can be obtained from the Business Manager.

Sibling

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

3rd Child 60%
4th Child 60%
5th Child 60%

Subsequent siblings by negotiation.

Sibling discounts apply only to core Tuition Fees. Sibling discounts are only available while siblings are concurrently enrolled at the School and are billed on the same fee statement. The sibling discount is only applicable when payments are received by the due date.

Donations

Parents may make tax deductible donations to the library and/or building funds at the time of fee payment or at any other time. An annual receipt for donations made will be issued at the end of the financial year.

Such donations provide an important boost to the maintenance and development of school facilities. A suggested donation to each fund per term, per family, is indicated on the fee statement each term. The inclusion of such donations with payment of tuition fees is entirely optional.

Payment of Fees

Fees may be paid by cheque, credit card or electronic funds transfer. 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.

Late Payment of Fees

Parents who encounter difficulty paying fees due are asked to contact the Principal 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.

In the event that Tuition Fees for a student remain unpaid at the commencement of the next 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, snow-sports, mountain biking, aviation and dragon boating 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 twelve (12) weeks prior to the date from which the student shall be withdrawn from SMGS (“the date”). If notice of withdrawal is not given in accordance with this clause, then ¼ tuition fees and ¼ residential 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 Business Manager in the School Office in the first instance.