College Fees

John Paul College is committed to offering a Catholic Education at a very affordable price for the children of families in our region. Whilst the College receives State and Commonwealth funding, this funding is insufficient to meet the costs of operating, maintaining and improving facilities at the school. School fees are payable by parents to meet this shortfall. School fees assist with the payment of items such as staff salaries, school maintenance, power and lighting, insurances, improvements, loan repayments, education costs such as library books, class notes, art materials, class excursions and inter school activities.

Fees are set by the College Board and parents are advised in November of the following year’s costs.

The below download documents relate to John Paul College school fees for 2023.

Please direct any queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9784 0200

Family Assistance

John Paul College has a commitment to assist families in meeting the costs of secondary education. This includes assistance to those families whose circumstances prevent them from meeting the full cost of fees. In the interests of fairness to full fee paying families, assistance is means tested. If you wish to enrol your child at John Paul College, but believe you are unable to meet the financial commitment involved, please make an appointment through the Finance Office (Tel. 03 9784 0200) to discuss your circumstances with the Business Manager. Matters raised will be treated with respect and dignity.


Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

CSEF may be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be paid to John Paul College to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child. Flyer and application form will be located below in the Downloads section, when they become available. For more information visit  Closing date for applications to be advised. 


VET Fees

VET courses are conducted by external course providers and fees for these courses are in addition to those of John Paul College. Transportation and material costs are payable in addition to the John Paul College VET fee. Charges will be made to your account once the information has been provided to the College. Should your child withdraw from the course or leave the school after the cut off date, the full year's fees will remain payable by you.

VET Fees 2023


Important Dates

School Fees and charges policy 

School Fees & Charges Schedule for 2024 

School Fee Payment Options 

Direct Debit Authority and Service Agreement

Instrumental Music Program and Scholarships

Students are able to elect to learn a musical instrument of their choice from our contemporary instrumental music program. Private Instrumental Music lessons are available on an individual basis or in a group of two students. Instrumental music lessons are available for Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drumkit.

John Paul College also offers annuall music scholarships to high performing students who show outstanding potential on a musical instrument of their choice. Instruments offered are: Voice (Singing), Piano/Keyboard, Guitar (Electric and Acoustic), Bass Guitar and Drumkit.

Application Form

Instrumental Music



Camps Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

CSEF Flyer