Enrolment at St Ursula’s is a multi-step process which aims to satisfy the requirements of the College, while remaining flexible to meet the needs of families. Enrolment applications can be submitted at any time; however, to be considered for the first round of enrolment offers, submissions MUST be received by 31 March.
- Students in Year 6 are encouraged to attend Discovery Day, an event specifically tailored to those commencing Secondary Schooling in the following year;
- Parent Information Sessions, held in May each year, are group events that provide essential details to families looking to enrol their daughter(s). This includes a ‘meet and greet’ with staff; light refreshments; and a short presentation. An optional student-led College Tour is also available. Please note: Attendance at one (1) Parent Information Session is an obligatory part of the Enrolment Process;
- A Twilight Tour of the College, held in July each year, is offered to families with students of any age, who would like to learn more about the opportunities St Ursula’s provides. This includes a College Tour, light refreshments, and an informal chat with members of the Leadership Team.
If you have any questions or require further information, at any stage during the Enrolment Process, please contact Business Development Officer, Natalie Salisbury, via email at [email protected] or by phoning College Reception on 4939 9600.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Financial Investment
A non-refundable fee of $150 is payable at the time of submitting enrolment application. This fee offsets the cost of administration.
The Tuition Fee is an all-inclusive fee which covers all curriculum costs including text books, student diary, annual College Magazine, compulsory day excursions, all compulsory religious, sporting and cultural activities and capital & building contributions.
|Junior School (7&8)||Middle School (9&10)||Senior School (11&12)|
|Student Device Program Fee||400||400||400|
|Parents & Friends Levy||80||80||80|
|Total Tuition Fee||$5340||$5450||$5560|
The Boarding Fee is in addition to the Tuition Fee. For 2022 the Boarding Fee is $13 970.
Subject Levies apply to certain elective subjects (see below). The following levies are applied to the fee account in TERM 2 & TERM 3.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12|
|Camp for Year Level||$200||$80||$350|
|Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance||$300||$300|
|Certificate III in Fitness||$275||$275|
|Certificate I in Hospitality||$265|
|Certificate II in Kitchen Operations||$250||$250|
|Certificate III in Tourism||$180||$180|
Outstanding fees constitute a debt to St Ursula’s College Limited. Overdue fees may be placed in the hands of a collection agency. If necessary, the College may take legal action to recover the debt.
- The School reserves the right to cancel a student’s enrolment for non-payment of school fees.
- Parents withdrawing their daughter from the College should inform the Principal, in writing, providing notice of a minimum one (1) Term.
- Additional administration charges may apply to the cancellation of an enrolment which occurs during the term.
- The College will not refund any fee should the student cease enrolment part-way through the Term.
Absences during term
No allowances against fees will be made for late returns to School or absence during the term – including those due to disciplinary suspensions, or for the early completion of Year 12.
Please note that student participation in optional extra-curricular activities such as Cultural Tours, Instrumental Music Excursions, Sporting Excursions and similar activities will not be allowed if Tuition fees are outstanding.
Unless you have made prior payment arrangements with our Finance staff, our payment terms require payment for each term’s fees (and other charges if applicable), by the third Friday following the beginning of that term. For 2022, this means:
TERM 1 – Payment due by 11th February 2022
TERM 2 – Payment due by 6th May 2022
TERM 3 – Payment due by 29th July 2022
TERM 4 – Payment due by 21st October 2022
Continuance of a students’ enrolment at the College cannot be guaranteed if fees and charges remain outstanding.
Discount for students at Catholic schools – For those families where more than one student is in attendance at a Catholic school within the Rockhampton Diocese. A discount is offered on the Tuition Fee (not Boarding fee or special levies) based on the number of students in the family attending a Catholic School.
The discount will apply to each student enrolled at St Ursula’s College. Please note we will be unable to provide you with the sibling discount without receipt of the Payment Agreement form. This discount will be credited from the date the form is returned, it will not be back dated.
Please note that the Payment agreement form must be completed in full and returned to the College, each year, by the due date for the full discount to be applied.
The percentage discount will increase with the more children you have in Catholic schools. Please refer to the table below showing the discount percentage amount per student.
|Students in Catholic schools||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|Discount % per student at STU||0%||10%||15%||20%||30%||40%|
Discount for Fees Paid in Advance – A discount is available where the annual Total Tuition Fee is paid in full and received at the College by Friday 11th February 2022.
The amount of discount is subject to review each year. For 2022 the discount is 10%. Please note there is no discount on Boarding fees paid in advance.
Financial Assistance Available
Concessions will be considered where a demonstrated need exists due to financial circumstances. Applications are to be submitted on the relevant form to the Business Manager and will be treated in confidence.
State Government Programs
Text Book Allowance – This is included in the calculation of Fees and will be paid directly to the College.
Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme
To determine eligibility or find out more at https://www.schooltransport.com.au/
Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA)
To determine eligibility or find out more at http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/grants/parents-students/living-away.html
Commonwealth Government Programs
Subject to eligibility criteria, the following assistance may be available
- Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC)
- Youth Allowance
Find out more at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals
Building Fund Donation
100% tax deductible donations of any amount may be made to the College Building Fund. Receipts will be issued upon request.
Scholarships are available each year to prospective students wishing to enrol at St Ursula’s College. They are also awarded to students currently attending St Ursula’s College, who demonstrate extraordinary effort and achievement in one or more areas. Scholarships are subject to availability of funds, and are made possible due to the generous donations from Past Students, and the Presentation Sisters.
Applications for 2023 Scholarships have now closed. Information regarding Scholarships for the 2024 School year will be made available in Term 4, 2022.