PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES
Australian Students and Permanent Residents of Australia:
• Tuition and Boarding Fees are charged by the term. Please note that the payment of all school fees is required by the due date (first day of each term). This will ensure that you do not incur the late payment administration fee of $120.
− Term 1 Fees payable by 29 January 2013 (early payment discount date is 22 January)
− Term 2 Fees payable by 15 April 2013 (early payment discount date is 08 April)
− Term 3 Fees payable by 15 July 2013 (early payment discount date is 08 July)
− Term 4 Fees payable by 08 October 2013 (early payment discount date is 01 October)
• A discount of $60 per term on both tuition and boarding fees will apply if payment is received by 4.00pm one week prior to the due date (refer early payment discount dates above).
Full Fee Paying Overseas Students
• Tuition and Boarding Fees are charged by the semester. There are two semesters per year. Please note that the payment of all school fees is required by the due date at the commencement of each semester.
− Semester 1 Fees payable by 29 January 2013 (early payment discount date is 22 January)
− Semester 2 Fees payable by 15 July 2013 (early payment discount date is 08 July)
• A discount of $120 per semester on both tuition and boarding fees will apply if payment is received by 4.00pm one week prior to the due date (refer early payment discount dates above).
The Board of Trustees have approved the following discounts on tuition fees:
For the second student from one family attending the School concurrently, 5%
For third and subsequent students from one family attending the School concurrently, 10%
Where a family has boys at IGS and girls at IGGS concurrently, a further 3.5% discount will be allowed. Please contact the Business Services Office in relation to sibling discounts.
Payment may be made by cheque, cash or EFTPOS. For other methods, refer to the Fees Statement. Credit card commission charges for all payments to the School will be charged back to the cardholder.
School Plan is a school fee payment service that spreads your child’s school fees (tuition / boarding) into manageable monthly payments as an alternate method of paying school fees, whilst still being eligible for prompt payment discount. Visit www.schoolplan.com.au for further information.
Late Payment Fee:
Where accounts are not paid by due date, a Late Payment Administration Fee of $120 per term will be charged. Allowance should be made for external agencies processing time. Approved Payment arrangements that are in place to pay accounts by the end of each term will avoid the late payment fee provided there is no default in the terms of the arrangement. Where accounts are referred to a Collection Agency, these costs will be added to the amount outstanding.
Board Fee Payment Policy:
As per Board of Trustees policy, no student will be allowed to commence a new term whilst all or part of the previous term’s fees remain unpaid unless special arrangements are set in place and are maintained. Arrangements are subject to regular review. The School’s Fee Payment Policy is available on the website.
Where fees are not paid by due date, payments arrangements are available, however from 01 January 2013 such payments can only be by direct bank debit authority. No other payments arrangements are acceptable.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION FEES
Additional fees are charged on a user-pays basis for activities such as:
Daily bus travel to and from school and for special events
Excursions and visitor activities (any excess not covered by tuition fee)
Fees for Special Programs
Instrumental Music Program, $30 per year levied in Term 1 for Years 4 to 6
Excess printing and photocopying charges (over and above $15.00 per term)
Private lessons for singing, music, speech & drama, tennis (invoiced directly by tutor)
Textbook Hire and Stationery
Non QGSSSA / Junior School Sport participation and travel
Other incidental costs incurred by the School.
These items will be charged, where applicable, at the end of each term and will be due for payment with tuition fees on the due date. The School has implemented an online payments system, for the payment of fees and other user pays activities. Note that EEC and Outside School Hours Care are billed separately.
Expenditure incurred by boarders such as personal items, telephone, medical, travel and some excursion expenses will be charged to boarders account.
VOLUNTARY BUILDING FUND
A voluntary building fund contribution of $200 is included on each term’s fees account. These contributions are tax deductible and all families are encouraged to participate.
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The School pays the premium for student insurance through AON Australia. There is 2013 brochure available setting out items covered under this policy. Enrolled students are covered for the year.
All applications for entry to the school must be accompanied by a $110 (including GST) registration fee. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee a place in the School.
Acceptance of the offer of a place in the School must be accompanied by a fee, $500 for Girls in Prep to Year 12, and $250 for Boys in Prep to Year 4. This fee is non-refundable.
Notice of withdrawal must be received by the Principal in writing. One full term’s notice of withdrawal of a student must be given otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu of this notice.
These fees have been ratified by the Board of Trustees at meeting dated 11 December 2012.
Mr Greg Ploetz
Board of Trustees