Fee Information

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Tuition fees are set by the Board of Directors towards the end of the previous year and are available here for your reference. Fee accounts are issued at the commencement of each year and may either be paid in full at the beginning of the year or via an established direct debit arrangement with the College. CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE (Domestic Students)

Click here for 2024 Fee Schedule (Domestic Students)

Fees paid upfront at the commencement of the year attract a discount on the tuition component of fees. A 7.5% discount applies to payments made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or bank transfer while a 6.5% discount applies to payments made by credit card.

(Please use your child’s name and year of entry as reference)
Account Name: Hills Adventist College
BSB: 032-173 (Westpac Bank) Account Number: 222 986

The operating costs of the College are met by a combination of fees charged to parents, State and Commonwealth recurrent grants and church contributions.

The College also operates a Building and Maintenance Fund to help support the continued development of the College. Donations to this fund are 100% tax deductible and are welcome at any time.

Limited assistance with school fees may be available for families facing financial difficulties. . Please contact the Business Manager for an application form.

The operation of the college/school is funded by grants from the NSW and Australian Governments, which cover a small percentage of the total operational cost. The balance is collected from parents or guardians of the students attending the college/school. An agreement is then created with the person responsible for the payment of the fees to ensure regular payments that allow the college/school to plan and manage its cash flow.

Overseas students don’t attract the financial support of students who are Australian residents and hence are required to cover the total cost of the educational experience. Because of the transient nature of these students all fees for overseas students are paid in advance.

The college/school will;

  1. accurately communicate the extent of the financial commitment undertaken to the person responsible for the payment of fees;
  2. ensure financial stability by ensuring that the School is able to rely on regular payments from the people responsible for payments;
  3. clearly document the remedial action to be undertaken when expected payment is not made.

Fees at the school are divided into three groups:

  1. Tuition fees usually invoiced on a term-by-term basis,
  2. Compulsory fees paid at the beginning of the year, which include subject fees, textbook hire fees and other miscellaneous charges, and
  3. Additional term service charges invoiced with the tuition fees.

Compulsory Fees are paid at registration.

Tuition fees and the additional term service charges are usually paid a year in advance unless a prior arrangement has been made with the Principal.

It is normal practice in Australian colleges/schools to pay 4 term fees for Year 12 students even though they have term 4 to sit their HSC. Teachers are on call for assistance during the study period and HSC exam timetable.

2024 Fee Schedule (International Students)

The college/school will:

  1. Communicate the refund policy of the College at the point of enrolment for each student, and 
  2. Cover the financial risk to the College inherent in the enrolment process of an educational institution.

The Fee Refund guidelines, and the availability of complaints and appeals processes does not remove the right of the parent or student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.

  1. No refund will be given if the student has not completed the first six months of their principal course unless (1) the Student’s visa has been rejected or (2) the School is not able to offer the course.
  2. No refund will be given if a student decides to withdraw before completing the first six months of their principal course due to illness, change of address or other personal circumstance.
  3. No refund will be given if a student is expelled for serious breaches of discipline.
  4. No refund will be given if a student’s visa is cancelled due to poor attendance and or poor academic performance.
  5. After the completion the first six months of their principal course at the college/school,  students may choose to continue their studies with another educational provider. In this case notification of intended departure should be given at least one term in advance otherwise one full term’s fees will be charged. For these students the refund available on departure will be the amount remaining after the one term’s fees are deducted.
  6. Payment of the balance of the account is expected at the time of de-registration, unless a suitable arrangement has been made with the Bursar.
  7. Extended leave may be granted by the Principal for a student for various reasons. In this case the college/school will keep the position open for the student and hence no refund will be given for the period of absence.
  8. A request for refund should be made in writing to the college/school office and a response will be given within 20 working days.