2018 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 on a per week pro-rata basis.

Class Per Year Per Term
Kindergarten $8,220 $2,055
Year 1 $9,275 $2,319
Year 2 $9,275 $2,319
Year 3 $10,075 $2,519
Year 4 $10,075 $2,519
Year 5 $10,275 $2,596
Year 6 $10,275 $2,569
Year 7 $11,560 $2,890
Year 8 $11,560 $2,890
Year 9 $12,500 $3,125
Year 10 $12,500 $3,125
Year 11 $13,100 $3,275
Year 12 $13,100 $4,367

2018 Boarding Fees

Years 7 – 11 Residential Students

Residential Catering
(inc. GST)
Total Fee Fee Per Term
Weekly Boarding $11,527 $8,891 $20,418 $5,105
Full Boarding $12,530 $12,577 $25,107 $6,277

Years 7 – 11 Winter Term Only Residential Students

Residential Per Term Catering
(inc. GST)
Fee per Term
Weekly Boarding N/A N/A N/A
Full Boarding $4,983 $3,144 $8,127

Year 12 Residential Students

Residential Residential Per Term
(Terms 1-3 only)
Weekly Boarding $11,527 $3,842
Full Boarding $12,530 $4,177

Year 12 Catering

Catering Per Year
(inc. GST)
Catering Per Term *
Weekly Boarding $8,891 $2,223
Full Boarding $12,577 $3,144

* 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 $125 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 $250, 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 $115 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 $168 per annum ($42 per term)
Year 5 – Year 6 $252 per annum ($63 per term)
Senior School $376 per annum ($94 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.

Elite Snow-sports Academy Fees

Participants in the Elite Snow-sports Academy will incur the participation fee of $2,900. ESA participants who are permanent students at SMGS at time of enrolment into the ESA, will receive a discount of $900 against this participate fee.

ESA participation is in addition to normal tuition and residential fees and excludes the cost of any resort based program.

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)
  • 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 2018 fees paid in 2017 is 2.5%. 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 2018 fees paid prior to 28th January 2018 is 1.5%. Details can be obtained from the Business Manager.


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.


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 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 (“the date”). If notice of withdrawal is not given in accordance with this clause, then ¼ annual tuition fees and ¼ annual 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 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.