Procedures for the Setting of Fees and Granting of Fee Remissions

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Procedures for the Setting of Fees and Granting of Fee Remissions

The purpose of these procedures is to provide schools with strategies for the setting of fees and fee remissions that take into account a broad range of considerations, including the principles articulated in this document.

  1. The level at which the fee is set is a matter for the local school authority, giving due weight to the matters raised in this document.
  2. Schools need to ensure that the fee level is appropriate and takes into account the SES level of the school community and other relevant factors such as the cost of living (Consumer Price Index).
  3. A range of approaches may be taken in relation to the granting of fee remissions or fee concessions. However, in the interests of equity and accountability, these processes need to be transparent and communicated appropriately.

For example:

Families with more than one student
A Family Fee Structure could be devised to provide a substantial discount for the additional students at the school and other Catholic schools. This approach may include higher levels of discounts for families with more than two students at the school.

HCC recipients
All children in receipt of an HCC allowance should be eligible to apply for a discount in the school fee. The level of fee concession is determined at the school level.