Annual Fee Schedule 2021
Luther College is committed to the provision of a Christ-centred educational environment where excellence is pursued and relationships are valued. The College has an all-inclusive fee schedule that incorporates things such as subject tuition, camps and excursions, sport and co-curricular activities, school photos, College publications and for students in Years 7 to 9 includes a College provided notebook computer.
Annual Fees 2021
|Music Lessons (36 Standard 1/2hr lessons)||$1,494|
|VCE Outdoor Education Units 1 and 2||$1,590|
|VCE Outdoor Education Units 3 and 4||$1,250|
Annual Fee Concessions
The annual fee concession for second and subsequent children is $240 per child. For practising members of the Lutheran Church the annual fee concession is $600 per child.
Methods of Payment
All families are required to pay via a direct debit instalment plan. This can be arranged by a debit directly to your bank account or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Families may nominate to pay annually, via 4 debits per year (at the commencement of each term) or 10 monthly debits. Reasonable costs and expenses incidental to, and arising out of, late payment of fees may be charged to the family. These costs and expenses include, but are not limited to, debt collection costs incurred by the College and any administrative expenses incurred by the College or any third party agents engaged by the College. The College may apply payments received from, or otherwise made on behalf of, families regardless of how they are designated, to satisfy any fees or other payment obligations to the College, in such order and amounts as the College may choose in its sole discretion. No remission of fees, either in whole or in part, will be made if the student is absent due to illness, leave or suspension.
From time to time parents may experience extreme financial hardship making the timely payment of fees difficult. If such extenuating or special circumstances exist, please contact Tania Downward, PA to the Chief Operating Officer, prior to the due date for payment of fees or processing of a direct debit to discuss assistance options.
A Student Bond in the amount of 10% of the Year 7 Scheduled Fee in the year of confirmation is payable upon acceptance of enrolment at Luther College.
A Student Bond is repaid at the sole discretion of the Principal once the student has completed their education at the College (for example, such as at the end of Year 12 if all financial obligations to the College by the parent or guardian have been met). If a Student Bond becomes repayable, families are invited to donate the proceeds as a tax-deductible gift to the Luther College Building Fund, to celebrate their student’s graduation and vastly improving the College’s capacity to provide facilities and opportunities for the next generation of students.
Withdrawal of a student(s) from the College
Parents intending to withdraw a student are required to inform the Principal in writing at least one full academic term in advance of the withdrawal; otherwise, a term’s fees is payable in lieu of notice. The Student Bond is not refundable if a confirmed enrolment is accepted and then relinquished prior to the commencement of the student at Luther College.
Notebook Repair Bond
To further enhance and streamline the repair process of notebooks and ancillaries (e.g. stylus) provided by the College from Year 7, a Notebook Repair Bond of $250 has been introduced. This is intended to cover a student’s first 3 claims to repair unintentional damage to the notebook or loss of ancillaries that falls outside the manufacturer’s normal 3 year parts warranty during the three year period for which students have the school-owned notebook (starting at Year 7). A student’s Notebook Repair Bond is paid in installments over the year at the same time as tuition fees and will form part of the relevant installment amounts (see “Methods of Payment” above). Any unused balance after three years will be credited against a student’s account following their commencement of Year 10.
Family Capital Donation
We sincerely thank families who make voluntary donations to the Luther College Building Fund. Families are invited to make a $550 per family tax deductible donation annually to this Fund. The College Council looks forward to continued wholehearted and strong support for this program. Additional tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted at any time and can be arranged through the Business Department. Please use the check box on the Direct Debit Request Form or notify the College’s Business Department via email (email@example.com) if you do not want to make a Family Capital Donation in 2021.
Special note on Bond Repayments
If the College is unable to transfer any outstanding bond amount to its payee by 30 June after the bond is due to be paid back, the amount of the bond will be donated to the Luther College Building Fund.
Goods and services tax
Supply of education services is generally GST free; however, a small proportion of College activities may be deemed to fall outside Tax Office definitions of ‘education’. The College has determined that $40 of the annual fee will attract GST. The GST amount of $4.00 is included in the above fee schedule.