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Worth investing in…

One of the most important investments we can make as parents/caregivers is in the education of our children.

Investigator College provides an excellent, full-service educational opportunity at a price that ensures access for a wide range of families.
Our fee level remains in the lowest 10% of all Independent Schools across the country.

There remains a significant challenge, however, to operate in an environment where fees need to be kept affordable,
yet ensure we remain at the forefront of educational opportunity.

Investigator College supports families with significant discounts; Early Payment discounts, Sibling discounts and College Bursaries (previously School Card) – financial support for parents/caregivers in genuine financial hardship.

To apply for a College Bursary, contact the College to make an appointment with the Business Manager.

Discounts and Financial Assistance

Early Payment Discount

An 8% discount is available if full payment is made by close of business on the first Friday of Term 1.  The discount is calculated on the value of Tuition Fees less Sibling Discounts (if applicable) and all previous outstanding amounts must be paid. The Capital Development Levy and Stationery charge (R-6) are not subject to this discount and this discount does not apply to any fee remissions (e.g. Bursary or Scholarship).

College Bursary

Consideration for financial assistance of up to 55% on net tuition fees can be given upon application and suitable financial data being supplied. Assistance for some other educational experiences, such as compulsory year level camps, may also be supported. All applications are treated confidentially. Contact the College on 8555 7500 for an appointment with the Business Manager.

Scholarship Program

Investigator College celebrates the opportunity to assist students to become their best self. Accordingly, the College offers a range of  Scholarships each year to ensure that circumstance does not inhibit promising students by restricting access to the innovative and well-resourced facilities available to students of Investigator College. Further information is available on the College website.

 

Save for your child’s educational future

Investigator College offers current and future parents/caregivers of the College the ability to save for the education of their children. Accounts in credit receive an accumulated discount that, together with the principal, can be used to pay for educational needs as they arise.

The saving scheme is run through the family fee account. Any account that is in credit will receive an accumulated discount currently at an attractive rate which is linked to the NAB small investment rate. This growth may only be used for school-related costs and cannot be refunded.
Future parents/caregivers of the College can request that their fee account be set up to hold credit amounts by contacting the Finance Office.

 

Fees 2020

Rec – Year 4

Annually: $4,690

Year 5 – 6

Annually: $4,890

Year 7

Annually: $5,510

Year 8

Annually: $5,780

Year 9 – 10

Annually: $6,830

Year 11 – 12

Annually: $7,590

Capital Development Levy

1st Child

Annual: $300

2nd Child

Annual: $255

3rd Child

Annual: $210

4th & subsequent children

Annual: Nil

The initial account is a combination of Sibling Discount, a non-refundable Capital Development Levy and Stationery charges (Reception to Year 6). Discounts may apply.
Refer to ‘Financial assistance and discounts’ 

Tuition fees fall due and are payable for the full year at the commencement of the school year. Should families choose, they are able to enter into a payment agreement requesting an extension time to pay off fees. The Payment Agreement form is to be lodged with the College prior to the cut-off date of full payment. This form will be sent out each year with the initial statement. Where families are experiencing financial difficulties, the College encourages them to make contact with the Finance Office to discuss further options.

 

 

Sibling Discounts

2nd Child

15% discount

3rd Child

30% discount

4th & subsequent children

100% discount

Download a Payment Agreement Form

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Stationery / Textbook Costs

Reception – Year 6

$130

Year 7 – 10

$300 – $500 est.

Year 11 – 12

$400 – $500 est.

Due to fluctuation in resource costs and the availability of secondhand books, Years 7 – 12 Stationery/Textbook costs are an approximate figure only.

Enrolment Fees:

Upon confirming a place at the College, an Enrolment Acceptance Fee of $300 per student is payable. The Enrolment Acceptance Fee will be credited to the tuition fee account once the student has commenced at Investigator College. However, the acceptance fee is non-refundable in the event that the enrolment is cancelled by the parent/caregiver. Ten school week’s notice must be given for all enrolment cancellations.

Bus Travel:

Complimentary bus travel to and from the College is available.
All students are required to complete an annual travel registration form and will be issued with a bus pass prior to use.  Students must carry this pass with them at all times when accessing the service.

Additional Costs:

Where students from Year 9 to Year 12 avail themselves of courses and activities that fall outside the standard curriculum included in the Tuition Fees schedule (e.g. Specialist Subjects material expenses), an additional cost can be incurred.
Of particular note is the Year 6 Cultural Camp to Canberra (approximately $900) and the Year 9 Camp to Melbourne (approximately $700).  Families are encouraged to plan for these expenses.  Other optional sporting and cultural opportunities will be advertised and costed throughout each year.