Boarding School Tuition Fees Australia

Seated Boarding Gir Student

Tuition fees for Australian boarding schools vary depending on a number of factors including where the school is located and how prestigious the school is. The tuition fees are generally the same as the fees paid by day students with boarding students also paying a boarding fee.

To show the wide range of fees we have set up three examples of first a relatively inexpensive Catholic boarding school in regional NSW, then a more expensive prestigious boarding school in Melbourne, and thirdly the same school in Melbourne but showing the boarding fees for overseas students. We have also included the boarding fees for each of these examples.

Example 1 - Catholic Boarding School in Regional NSW Tuition Fees

This example shows the tuition fees for a relatively inexpensive Catholic boarding school in regional NSW. The location of this school a long way from Sydney would be one of the reasons it might be cheaper than boarding schools in the major capital cities.


Year LevelAUD$ Tuition Fee per Year
Year 7$4,740
Year 7$5,352
Year 9$6,120
Year 10$6,528
Year 11$7,748
Year 12$6,630

Year LevelAUD$ Boarding Fee per Year
(Monday - Friday only)
Years 7-11$10,044
Year 12$9,557

Year LevelAUD$ Boarding Fee per Year
(7 days per week)
Years 7-11$13,532
Year 12$12,905


Example 2 - Leading Melbourne Boarding School Tuition Fees for Local Students

This example shows the tuition fees at one of the leading Melbourne boarding schools. These fees would be similar to the fees for most of the leading boarding schools in the larger capital cities.

Year LevelAUD$ Tuition Fee per Year
Prep-Year 6$20,560
Years 7-8$23,740
Year 9$25,140
Year 10 $26,940
Year 11 $25,140
Year 12 $25,140

Year LevelAUD$ Boarding Fee per Year
Years 7-12$20,400

These tuition fees are generally payable per term or four times per year in most cases so that means 1/4 of the annual fee is paid four times each year.


Example 3 - Leading Melbourne Boarding School Tuition Fees for International Students

This example shows the international student tuition fees at one of the leading Melbourne boarding schools. These fees would be similar to the fees for international students at most of the leading boarding schools in the larger capital cities.

Year LevelAUD$ Tuition Fee per Year
(International Students)
Years 7-8$37,240
Year 9$38,640
Year 10 $40,440
Year 11 $38,640
Year 12 $38,640

Year LevelAUD$ Boarding Fee per Year
(International Students)
Years 7-12$30,240

These tuition fees are generally payable per term or four times per year in most cases so that means 1/4 of the annual fee is paid four times each year.









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