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.


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


In addition to the above fees, St Nicholas of Myra has its own set of school-based fees for a range of purposes.


Fee Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Description
School Resource Fee (per child, per year-billed in Term 1) $154.50 N/A N/A This covers standard exercise books, texts, art/craft materials etc. used in the classroom, library resources and computer equipment.
Cleaning and maintenance fee (per family, per year - billed in Term 1)  $61.80 N/A N/A This fee covers the cleaning and maintenance of school facilities.
Incursion/excursion fee (per child)  $25.75 $25.75 $25.75 This covers sporting tuition sports carnivals, Education Week presenters and Life Education.
Extracurricular Fee $22 $22 $22 This fee covers various extracurricular activities undertaken at St Nicholas of Myra.
Swimming Programme (per child) $41.20 $41.20 $41.20 This fee covers the swimming program undertaken at St Nicholas of Myra.
Technology Fee  $20.60 $20.60 $20.60 This fee covers the purchasing, upgrading and repair of technology and devices.



Please note: Additional class excursions and camps are not included in this fee.

Receipt Issue: Receipts are given to your child in the afternoon via the classroom message bags. Please check your child's school bag for these.


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


Scholarship Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist 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 Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

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