Fees at dd's school have increased this term to an unaffordable amount. I'm so stressed out, what do you do?
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27-04-2012 08:56 #1
School fees now too high
27-04-2012 09:00 #2Senior Member
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Can you speak to the school about financial aid?
27-04-2012 09:07 #3
I get that, but $100/week is still too high even if it is lower than others are paying.
27-04-2012 09:15 #4
Do they have some sort of scholarship program??
Both my kids school fees went up over the summer break (1 in HS other in Primary).. The primary ones went up nearly $1000 for the year and HS went up only $500ish but its still a LOT of money
We pay weekly via direct debit so we can afford it..could you do that?
27-04-2012 09:21 #5
How can they increase them during the year?
27-04-2012 09:33 #6
They gave notice of a fee increase, but I didn't think it would affect families with the arrangement like I have. The school decided to absorb fee increase for term 1 to assist all families. I have it on direct debit of $100/fn, which was a struggle, now it's double that. I wish we had a decent public school system.
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27-04-2012 09:39 #7
Wow that's a huge increase.
Did you say you were going to home school at some stage? Is that still an option?
27-04-2012 09:50 #8
Homeschooling is $6,500/year and we need a computer before that too.
27-04-2012 09:58 #9
So stressful, I wish I knew what to suggest...
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27-04-2012 10:35 #10
Does your school have a Business manager or similiar?
I would ring them and and make an appointment to discuss the situation, they will keep all info completely confidential.
I'm assuming too (sorry to assume, I am just going on your previous posts) that you have a healthcare card and already receive a discount? I know some Diocese's now allow a discount on tuition for families who have a health care card....but it would be worth discussing your situation with the Business manager to see what else they can do for you other than that discount. I know a child whose tuition fees are now waived until his family gets back on it's feet.
Otherwise I would ring your local Cath Ed office also and speak to someone re what other fee relief they might be able to offer to you.
Cheers, I hope things improve.
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