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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; School Card Scheme, Early Payment discount, and Sibling discounts.

We also offer generous financial support for parents/caregivers in genuine financial hardship via the Principal’s Bursary.
Details of how to apply are available from Administration at each campus.

Discounts and Financial Assistance

Early Payment Discount

An 8% discount is available if full payment is made on or before the first Friday of Term 1. The discount is calculated on the value of tuition fees less sibling discount (if applicable). All previous outstanding amounts must be paid including the Capital Development Levy to qualify for this discount. The Capital Development Levy is not subject to this discount. Please note the DATE & CONDITIONS to qualify for the EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT.

School Card

Eligibility for School Card assistance is based on State Government financial criteria. It is the family’s responsibility to apply for School Card assistance each year. Forms are available from each campus office. Please contact Administration if further details are required.
Further School Card Information

Principal’s 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 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 with investigating their potential. 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.


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 National Australian Bank small investment rate. This growth may only be used for school-related costs. The growth will be calculated on the daily credit balance in the account. This calculation will occur monthly based on the daily balances for the preceding month. Costs for camps, excursions and other school-related activities can be charged to your account up to the value of the accumulated credit in your account at the time of incurring the charge. Charges beyond the current credit balance will not be allowed. The accumulated discount cannot be refunded; it can only be used for educational expenses within Investigator College. For families with existing student/s the accumulated growth will first be used to pay accounts when due. Future parents/caregivers of the College can request that their fee account be set up to hold credit amounts by telephoning the Finance Office on 8555 7500.


Rec – Year 4

Annually: $4,180
or $119 per week

With School Card:
Annually: $1,881
or $54 per week

Year 5 – 6

Annually: $4,470
or $128 per week

With School Card:
Annually: $2,012
or $58 per week

Year 7

Annually: $4,920
or $141 per week

With School Card:
Annually: $2,214
or $64 per week

Year 8

Annually: $5,230
or $150 per week

With School Card:
Annually: $2,354
or $68 per week

Year 9 – 10

Annually: $6,300
or $180 per week

With School Card:
Annually: $2,835
or $81 per week

Year 11 – 12

Annually: $6,960
or $199 per week

With School Card:
Annually: $3,132
or $90 per week

*Per week is calculated over 35 weeks
**School Card amount and per week amount are rounded up to the nearest dollar

Capital Development Levy

1st Child

Annual: $300

With School Card:
Annually: $150

2nd Child

Annual: $255

With School Card:
Annually: $127

3rd Child

Annual: $210

With School Card:
Annually: $105

4th & subsequent children

Annual: Nil

With School Card:
Annually: 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 contact the Business Manager on 8555 7572 to discuss further options.


Sibling Discounts

2nd Child

15% discount

3rd Child

30% discount

4th Child

60% discount

5th & subsequent children

100% discount

Download the 2018 Payment Agreement


Stationery / Textbook Costs

Reception – Year 6


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. A term’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 have a completed Travel Registration form lodged with the College prior to use. Students must carry this pass with them at all times.

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. An indication of these costs is provided in relevant Year level Curriculum Booklets prior to subject selection.

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.