Cardijn College has an inclusive fee structure for students attending each of our three schools and are based on your child/children’s year level.

Where a student commences part way through the year, a portion of the relevant fees are charged.

Fees include a 24 hour basic insurance cover for each student.

School laptop lease: Please refer to your child’s individual agreement.

Annual fees are billed in January 2023.  Payment in full is required by 31 December 2023.

Fees paid in full by the 10 March 2023 will receive a 5% discount applicable. Discount is unavailable for mid year enrolments and fees which are receiving other discounts other than Southern Regional Sibling Discount.

Parents/Caregivers who choose not to pay in full by 10 March 2023 are required to set up a payment plan using the Cardijn College Direct Debit provider, PaySmart. Payments need to commence by 10 March 2023.

Payment plans may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Financial Payment Plan 2023
PaySmart Direct Debit Request Form

The fees for 2023 are listed below:

Year LevelTotal Fee
Year 10 (Mid Year)$2285
Year 10 (Full Year)$4570
Year 11$4570
Year 12$4225

Where a student is on a reduced FTE, an administration charge of $100 will apply.

SbAT Students at Marcellin
For those students across all year levels  that obtain a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SbAT) during the year a separate fee structure will apply and is and is detailed below:

Term Signed to SbAT

Year 10 Fee Charged

Year 11 Fee Charged

Year 12 Fee Charged

Term 1




Term 2




Term 3




Term 4

$4570 (Full Fee)

$4570 (Full Fee)

$4225 (Full Fee)

An Administration Fee of $100 will apply.

In various trade areas students are also required to purchase a Work Ready Tool Kit and the average cost for this based on current prices is $300.

Sibling Discounts
The following discount is given to families with more than one student at any of our three schools:
Two Children 11% Tuition Fee
Three Children 20% Tuition Fee
Four Children 33% Tuition Fee
Note: Family Discount applies to all students across our three schools

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

Southern Region Discount Form

Advance Payment
Fees paid in full by 10 March 2023 will receive a 5% discount. Discount is unavailable for mid-year enrolments and fees which are receiving other discounts other than Southern Regional Sibling Discount.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Fees
The cost of VET courses is charged on an individual basis. Please refer to your child’s individual agreement.

Split Family Accounts
Accounts will not be split unless there is a legal requirement to do so.  Parents are requested to make their own arrangements regarding payment of accounts. It is the legal responsibility of each signatory on the enrolment contract to pay all tuition fees. Dual statements can be arranged for enrolling parents on request.

Students who are absent from school for extended periods of time due to illness, injury or other reasons (e.g. 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 is required by the College.  Notification must be in writing to the Registrar.  Failure to provide the required notice will result in fees being charged for the following term. 

The Principal or Business Manager, at their discretion, may waive the one term notification period.  However, your request must be presented in writing.

Fee Remission for School Card
All families eligible for school card are entitled to a 50% reduction in their Fees (inclusive of family discount).  Forms are available from the Finance Office or online at www.sa.gov.au.

All School Card remissions will be applied on fee accounts once approval has been received from the Department for Education. Families are advised that where school card is applicable, the balance payable after school card discount is to be paid either in full prior to 10 March 2023 or via regular direct debit commencing no later than 10 March 2023. 

Fee Remission for Families in Financial Difficulties
The College has a Fee Policy that supports families who are experiencing financial difficulties. To assist, you are encouraged to contact the Finance Department to discuss.

Depending on your personal circumstances, the following documents are required to assess your eligibility:

  • Application for Special Financial Consideration
  • Proof of income - ATO Full Taxation Return
  • Centrelink Income Summary Statement
  • Any other income documents e.g. Child Support, Rental Property Income
  • Proof of mortgage/rent repayments

All Fee Remissions need to be applied annually. All discussions and arrangements are in the strictest confidence.

Further Enquiries
Please ring the Finance Office (located at Cardijn College) on 8392 9500.