As a Catholic school, Newman Catholic College strives to be as affordable as possible so that those wishing to access a Catholic education can do so.
Tuition Fees are set by Cairns Catholic Education and all other costs are covered by levies set by the college.
It is Cairns Catholic Education’s policy that no child is denied a Catholic education because of financial inability to pay. Sibling discounts apply for students in one or more Catholic schools or colleges in the Cairns Diocese, and generous fee concessions are available for those experiencing genuine financial hardship.
In these pandemic troubled times, automatic tuition fee concessions have increased from 70 per cent to 100 per cent for holders of means-tested concession cards, including those on Jobseeker, to ensure no child’s education is interrupted because of financial difficulty. The increased level of fee concessions is reviewed periodically throughout the pandemic recovery. Those who are financially distressed but do not hold a concession card may also seek special consideration. All families who seek fee relief can be assured that their enquiries will be treated with respect, sensitivity and confidentiality.
New families are eligible for the same concessions, so there is no reason for financial concerns to prevent families joining Newman Catholic College and the Cairns Catholic Education community.
The expectation that families which have not experienced financial hardship continue to pay their fees, supports Cairns Catholic Education’s commitment to provide ongoing high-quality education for all students and assistance to families in genuine need.
2022 Tuition Fees have not yet been set by Cairns Catholic Education. 2021 fees are provided below as an indication of cost. There has been no increase on 2020 fees in response to the expectation that many families will continue to experience financial hardship as the regional economy continues its recovery from the coronavirus impacts.