School Fees

Diocesan Fees

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low.

No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance.

School fees are generally billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. The fee is made up of three main parts:


Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees

These are set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and are the same for every school.

There are significant sibling discounts for families with more than one child at one of our schools.




Diocesan Building Levy

This is set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is the same for every school.

There is only one Diocesan building levy per family.




School-Based Fees

These are determined by the school according to our needs and are billable for each child.

These fees help cover costs of things like teaching resources, technology, excursions etc.

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Flexible payment options

Families enrolled in CEDP schools are offered flexible payment options at the start of each year. These options provide opportunities to select a payment plan that best suits you. Payments can be made by direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Flexible Payment Plans


Online Payment Portal

There is also an online payment portal. This may help take the stress of school fees out of your household budget as you can make a one-off payment up front with Visa or Mastercard by the due date. Our aim is to make it as simple as possible for families to access affordable quality Catholic education. 

  Access the Payment Portal


Fee assistance

We understand financial circumstances can change and that these changes can impact on families. Please speak with your school principal confidentially if your family experiences financial difficulty or hardship so an appropriate arrangement can be made.


Learn more about how fees work


Fees Payable at Santa Sophia for 2019

As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $6-$8 a day for a child in Kindergarten and $11-$18 a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.

* The fees per day are intended to be used as a guide only. The above-mentioned fees have been calculated over 365 days for one child using the 2019 Diocesan tuition fee, 2019 Diocesan building levy and an average of the 2019 school-based fees. It does not include the cost of a school uniform.


Kindergarten 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

Diocesan Tuition Fee $1,206 $903 $603
Resource Fee $600 $600 $600 $600
Family Levy (one per family) $75      
TOTAL $2,685 $1,503 $1,203 $600


Year 7 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,157 $1,617 $1,080
Resource Fee $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Family Levy $120      
TOTAL $4,436 $3,017 $2,480 $1,400


Year 8 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child 4th+ Child
Diocesan Building Levy (one per family) $804

Diocesan Tuition Fee $2,157 $1,617 $1,080
Resource Fee $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Family Levy $120      
TOTAL $4,436 $3,017 $2,480 $1,400


Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees (a term equals 10 weeks) will be payable.

Resource Fee

The resource fee covers elective subjects which have a high cost of consumables, Maths Online fee for Year 7, compulsory excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, costs of utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days. It does not cover major projects and optional excursions.

Family Levy

The Levy is per family per year and covers the cost for:

  • The service of laptops, iPads, laptops pods and PCs
  • Maintenance of wireless networking
  • Maintenance and replacement of data projectors with televisions in classrooms and learning areas
  • Improve an update wireless bridge, aerial and network infrastructure on campus to improve communication links
  • Update network infrastructure equipment including servers, hubs and routers
  • Employment of IT support staff


Further Information

If you have any questions concerning the payment of school fees please contact St Luke's Catholic College by phone on (02) 9854 3100 weekdays during school hours.




Support Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Support Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Byallawa Scheme

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme


BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you