Colac Victoria Australia

Trinity College - Colac

School Fees

The primary source of income for education at Trinity College is the government grants - Commonwealth and State - that are paid on a pro rata basis to the school from funds allotted to the Grants Allocation Committee (Catholic Secondary) by government. These grants account for approximately 81% of Trinity College income.

Additional funding comes from the payments of fees and the concerted efforts of parents and friends of the College in fundraising.

Fees are set as annual amounts and cover all compulsory charges for the year. The annual fee covers tuition fees, administration, subject levies, college magazine (one per family), student planner, year 7 camp, year 8 camp, year 9 camp (excluding accommodation), year 10 PE camp, retreats and excursions. Items not covered by the annual school fee are the optional aspects of the school's programme, such as music tuition, Apollo Bay bus, P & F activities, Student Council activities and extra curricular activities as well as the cost of uniform and booklist requirements.

The annual fee for 2017 has been set at:

  • $2725 for year 7
  • $3150 for years 8, 9 & 10
  • $3235 for years 11 & 12.

Student discounts apply for multiple family members.
Families are entitled to automatic reductions for more than one member of the family attending Trinity; the discounts are;

  • 7.5% for two children in the school,
  • 15% for three children and
  • 30% for four children.

These discounts apply to the fee for each child.

We expect all families to make the effort to support the work of the college and to assist with this we encourage the payment of fees on a regular basis. A variety of payment options include per month (10 instalments), per term (4), per semester (2) or per year. Trinity College also has EFTPOS, direct debiting and periodic payment facilities. The Business Manager is available to discuss a range of fee payment options to suit individual circumstances.

The Board would also wish to remind all families of the other areas from which assistance in meeting education costs can be sought, namely;

  • Fee Payers in receipt of Government Benefits may be eligible for College Assistance.
  • Conveyance Allowance for families who have to travel more than 4.8km from home to the nearest bus stop - forms are available from the College office.

The Board of Trinity College wishes to again emphasise that

"No student will be excluded from Trinity College because of his/her parents' inability to pay tuition fees. It is an obligation binding on parents or legal guardians who believe that they may be unable to pay the fees in full, that they discuss this with the Principal/Business Manager."

Another way in which families contribute to the financial management of the college is by their support of the activities of the Parents and Friends Association. The Board would strongly encourage the parent within the College community to fully recognise the contributed effort of the association and to participate as fully as possible in its meetings and activities.