|Application Fee||The Application Fee is payable with each application.||$250|
|Enrolment Fee(Full-Time Enrolments)||The Enrolment Fee is payable on acceptance of the Years 1-12 Offer of Enrolment having been made by the Principal.** - Must be enrolled at the same time.||
|Enrolment Fee(Winter Term Enrolments)||The Winter Term Enrolment Fee is payable 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)|
The tuition fees includes a range of curriculum charges. However, they do not include charges such as camps, excursions, term sports, or any other charges detailed in “Other Fees and Charges”.
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 four school terms per year. Year 12 are billed over three terms.
|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**|
|$6,098(inc GST)||$7,246(inc GST)||$7,499(inc GST)||$8,747(inc GST)||$9,708(inc GST)||$11,649(inc GST)|
* Only Full Boarding is available for Winter Term students. **ESA is a twelve week (12) full-time program.
Casual Boarding Rate
Casual boarding is charged at $160 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, or $400 annually, and the Library Fund Donation is $50 per family per term, or $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
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 SchoolKindergarten - Year 6||$90|
|Senior SchoolYears 7 - 11||$134|
|Senior SchoolYears 12||$179|
Year 12 students are charged for Terms 1-3 only.
Attendance at Curriculum Camp is compulsory for all students in Years 4-11. Camps in Years 4-10 are invoiced during the term in which the camp occurs. Year 11 camp is charged in three instalments over Terms 1, 2 and 3.
Students may incur any or all of the following additional charges:
- Fees for some elective items, some sports and incidentals
- Fees for extra subjects (e.g. distance education and TVET courses) is an external charge and is to be paid in advance of course acceptance.
- Costs of excursions
- Costs of uniform items purchased
- Weekend travel (boarders only)
- Other incidental costs not covered above.
Tuition and boarding fees may be paid in advance for the following academic year at a discount rate. The discount rate for 2023 fees paid by 31 December 2022 is 2.5%. Details can be obtained from the Finance Department.
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 2023 fees paid between 1 January 2023 and prior to 24 January 2023 is 1.5%. Details can be obtained from the Business Manager.
A sibling discount is applicable to families with three or more students at the school, in accordance with the following table:
The sibling discount is applied to tuition fees only.
Upon request, a child of a Snowy Mountains Grammar School alumnus may be eligible for a 20% discount on 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 commenced on 1 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 $3,200. 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.
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.
This is based on an estimate of 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 estimation and actual total fees.
If you would like more information about our payment options, please contact our accounts department:
p: (02) 6457 1022 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment of Fees
Fees are paid by electronic funds transfer or through our online credit card facility. 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 twenty one (21) days of the date of invoice.
EFT/Credit Card Payments.
Fees can be paid directly through your bank by EFT or by credit card online using the “Pay Now” link on your emailed Tax Invoice and Statement. Charges are applicable to credit card payments and are dependent on the card used. These charges will be applied at the time of payment.
Credit card payments can also be made at the school office, whereby a surcharge will be payable where payments are made by Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Credit card payment requests by phone are no longer accepted.
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.
Parents who encounter difficulty paying fees due are asked to contact the Finance Department in advance of the due payment date.
In the event that SMGS demands payment of its account or fees become overdue, then an administration 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.
Administration 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 student remain unpaid fourteen (14) days after the date on which they fall due, SMGS reserves the right to withdraw that student’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 register or attend any extra-curricular programs. These programs include but are not limited to school-based equestrian, snow sports, 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 Registrar (email@example.com) 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 a term’s tuition fees and a term’s boarding fees (if applicable) will be applied, or a pro rata of the term’s fees 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 regarding any aspect of the billing and payment of fees should be addressed to the Finance Department in the first instance.