1. Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for all year levels except Year 12 are charged in four instalments per year. These instalments are issued prior to the commencement of Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Term 4. Extra charges if applicable, for example for co-curricular activities, are charged with each instalment. Fees are due and payable on the first day of each term.

Parents opting to pay tuition fees by direct debit will be charged in 10 equal instalments from February to November.

Year 12 tuition fees will be billed one third of the annual fees a in Terms 1, 2 and 3 only.

2018 Net Tuition Fees

(for Australian Citizens or students with permanent residence status entitled to Government grants). 

ELC 3 – 4 days*

$2,935 Per Instalment (4)
$11,740 Per Annum

ELC 3 – 5 Days*

$3,450 Per Instalment (4)
$13,800 Per Annum

ELC 4*

$3,450 Per Instalment (4)
$13,800 Per Annum


$2,725 Per Instalment (4)
$10,900 Per Annum

Year 1 and Year 2

$2,880 Per Instalment (4)
$11,520 Per Annum

Year 3 and Year 4

$3,200 Per Instalment (4)
$12,800 Per Annum

Year 5 and Year 6

$3,525 Per Instalment (4)
$14,100 Per Annum

Year 7 and Year 8

$4,165 Per Instalment (4)
$16,660 Per Annum

Year 9 and Year 10

$4,480 Per Instalment (4)
$17,920 Per Annum

Year 11

$4,796.25 Per Instalment (4)
$19,185 Per Annum

Year 12

$6,395 Per Instalment (3)
$19,185 Per Annum

2. Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts are applied to students from oldest to youngest whilst more than one child is in attendance at the College as follows:

  • 2nd sibling 5%
  • 3rd sibling 15%
  • 4th or more 50%

3. Application Fee 

Payable with Application Form – $100 per student including GST.

4. Admission Fee 

Payable on acceptance into the College – $1,000 per student (not refundable).

5. Forward Fee Deposit

In addition to the standard Admission Fee, a supplementary forward fee deposit of $1,000 per student applies, which will be offset against the first terms’ fee for that student.

The forward fee deposit is payable 12 months prior to commencement at Cornish. In the case of a student’s start date being within 12 months, the forward fee deposit is due within 30 days of acceptance into the College and prior to the student’s first day at school. The forward fee deposit is non-refundable. 

* For students entering ELC, the $1,500 deposit will be offset against the Term 1 fees in Prep. It is non-refundable if the student leaves prior to entering Prep.

6. Payment of Fees

As per Terms of Business, payments are due and payable on the first day of each term. Fees that remain unpaid at the end of 30 days after the commencement of the term will be subject to an Administration charge of $200.

No student may commence a new term unless the previous fee instalment has been paid.

A notice period of one term is required on the removal of a student from the College or an amount of 25% of the net annual Tuition Fee is payable. 

Payment methods include electronic transfer, credit card payment online or over the phone, cheque and direct debit. Please see full details on the payment page of our website: payments

7. Compulsory Additional Charges

Parent supplied iPad for Prep to Year 6 to defined specifications
Parent supplied MacBook Air laptop for Year 7 upwards to defined specifications
Software Levy for students in Years 7 to 12 – $95
Music Levy for students in Years 3, 4 and 7 – $100
Year 6 Canberra Trip (approx.) $550
Make a Difference Experience overseas trip (approx.) $4,000 TBC

8. Fees for Cocurricular Activities and Services

Additional fees are charged for cocurricular activities including Private Music and Drama tuition (in addition to the Music and Drama program in the curriculum for all students), Golf and Equestrian. Additional fees also include services such as bus transport to and from the College and before and after school care.

9. Building Fund

There is a Voluntary Building Fund contribution fee of $400 per student per annum (spread over four instalments with term fees). Tax deductible receipts will be issued on receipt of funds. The Voluntary Building Fund is used to assist with the College’s building program.

10. Discount for Tuition Fees paid in full prior to the commencement of the 2018 school year

Fees will be set at the 2017 Net Tuition Fee if fees are paid on or before Tuesday 22 December 2017.

A 3% discount on the 2018 Net Tuition Fee is offered if the annual amount is paid in full between 22 December 2017 and prior to day 1 of Term 1 2018.

To contact our Finance Office please email or call 03 9781 9000.


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