Catholic Education South Australia

Financial Information

Financial Information


Cardijn College has an inclusive fee structure for students attending both campuses. Fee income is essential to providing the best education for your children and the operation of the College. 
The billing system for 2020 will be as follows.
The entire year’s fee will be billed in February 2020.  Payment in full is required by 31 December 2020 using one of the following two payment methods:
1 Pay in full by 28 February 2020 to receive 5% discount on the tuition portion of the fees.
2 Direct debit
For all families who do not elect to pay in full by 28 February 2020 a Direct Debit form will need to be completed.  Direct debit payments can be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly.  All direct debits will be administered through PaySmart and a direct debit form is enclosed for you to complete and return to the College.
The College fee structure comprises:
Tuition Fee
Composite Fee (covers all compulsory fees not covered in the Tuition Fee) This fee includes a 24 hour basic insurance cover for each student and will cover the students whilst on Work Experience. 
The fees for 2020 are listed below:
Year Level Tuition Fee Composite Fee Total
Year 7 $2740 $1340 $4080
Year 8 $4450 $1340 $5790
Year 9 $4450 $1340 $5790
Year 10 $5080 $1340 $6420
Year 11 $5320 $1340 $6660
Year 12 $5320 $1340 $6660

Southern Region Discount Form

PaySmart Direct Debit Request Form

Sibling Discounts

The following discount is given to families with more than one student at either Cardijn College Campus or Marcellin Campus:

  • 2 Students | $1100
  • 3 Students | $2895
  • 4 Students | $5790 

A further $280 reduction will be offered for each sibling attending one of our 5 Catholic primary schools in the Southern Vales upon application and confirmation of enrolment.

Willunga Bus Service
Should your child require the use of the Willunga Bus Service to enable them to get to and from school, an additional amount of $27 per week will be payable. The system for payment has recently changed and all parents have been notified via letter. If you did not receive a letter please contact the Finance Office for a copy.
Advance Payment 
If the entire annual fee is paid in full by 28 February 2020, there will be a 5% discount available on the Tuition Fee component. This is in recognition of the assistance advance payment gives to the College’s cash flow. The discount is unavailable for fees which are already receiving discounts other than Sibling Discount.
Families in Financial Difficulties (including School Card eligibility)
The College’s fee policy ensures that all students are given the opportunity to succeed by offering:
Family Discounts
Significant fee remissions for families on low income
Families Eligible for School Card
All families eligible for school card are entitled to a 50% reduction in their Fees.   Forms are available from the Finance Office or online at
All School Card remissions will be applied on fee accounts once approval has been received from the Department for Education.
Families who are receiving a scholarship are encouraged to make application for school card where applicable.
Families Not Eligible for School Card
Families who do not qualify for school card, but who feel they would have difficulty in meeting the fee payment requirements due to their circumstances, may qualify for partial fee remission.
In accordance with College Policy, the following documents are required to assess eligibility:
Full Taxation return(s) for the current financial year;
Centrelink Summary Statement(s), showing all payments received from Centrelink;
Details of any other income received; and
Details of rent or mortgage paid per week or fortnight (Bank statements are sufficient).
Where there is a change in circumstances during the year, the family’s income will be an average income over the entire school year.
Please contact the Finance Office on 8392 9500 to arrange an appointment with the Business Manager (Mr Johnny Ioannou) to discuss your situation.
All discussions and arrangements are in the strictest of confidence.
Students who are absent from school for extended periods of time due to illness, injury or other reasons (eg travel or family commitments) are still liable for payment of full fees for the period of their absence.
Withdrawing from Cardijn College
A notification period of one term must be given prior to a family withdrawing a child from the College.  A term’s fee will be charged if a child is withdrawn without the required notification.
From time to time there are circumstances which prevent a family from giving adequate notification.  The Principal or Business Manager, at their discretion, may waive the one term notification period.  However your request must be presented in writing.
Further Enquiries
Please ring the Finance Office (located at Cardijn College Campus) on 8392 9500.