Marian College is committed to providing an affordable fee structure, which is kept deliberately low to ensure that families wishing to access a high quality, Catholic Education are able to do so within their local community.
Table of Annual Fees (table below shows 2024 Annual Fee structure)
The College charges one all-inclusive fee per student that covers tuition, classroom materials, Year Level or curriculum related camps, excursions/incursions, sports and the exclusive use of a College owned Laptop Device.
Note: Annual Fees are charged for the full year in February.
Enrolment Application Fee
Applications for enrolment are to be accompanied by a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.00 per student..
Confirmation of Enrolment Fee
An amount of $250.00 per student is payable on acceptance of an offer of enrolment, $200.00 of which will be offset against the first year’s tuition fee. The full amount of $250.00 is non-refundable should the enrolment be withdrawn.
Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
Families eligible for this State Government allowance (CSEF) will need to complete an Application Form. Any funds received will be applied directly to the family’s Fee Statement.
For every eligible CSEF student, the College applies an additional discount of $250 off fees funded by the College. This means that CSEF eligibility is worth a total reduction in fees of $500 per student.
Bus Fees will be charged for the full year at the start of Term 1. For 2024, the full year charge per student is $1,048.00 (or $262.00 per term).
The College uses Jacaranda Interactive ebooks in Years 7 and 8 as the main subject resource. This means that students have online access to the majority of their class resources using one password. The cost of the Jacaranda suite per student in Years 7-8 is $139.95 in 2023 and is paid for online through the booklist process. Some other subject areas require additional digital resources such as Stile (Science), LOTE resources (Italian and Indonesian) and To Know Worship & Love (Religious Education) which are charged separately through on the booklist.
School Fees are charged on a per student basis, with discount rates applicable to families with more than one student at the College or with a son(s) attending Caroline Chisholm Catholic College.
The split of VET subject costs between the College and the family depends on the following factors: the provider of the course; the cost of the course set by the provider including what is defined as the student fee component; the availability of alternative courses; and the amount of any band funding available.
Payment Plan Options
Annual fees may be paid using any of the following plans:
- Lump sum payments
- Periodic payments
- Regular payments (weekly/fortnightly/monthly) according to any of the processes listed below under Payment Methods
- By the end of March, 25% of annual fees are due to have been paid
- By the end of June, 50% of annual fees are due to have been paid
- By the end of August, 75% of annual fees are due to have been paid
All fees and charges for the school year are expected to be paid by the end of October.
Fees may be paid by:
- Personal or Bank Cheque
- Direct Debit
- Eftpos (Debit and Credit Cards)
- Centrepay Deductions
Late entry during School Year
If a student enters the College after the start of the school year, the annual fees will be charged prorata.
Where payment of fees is likely to cause financial difficulties, an application for an alternate payment plan may be made to the Principal.
A variation to the level of fees payable may be available in cases of demonstrated financial hardship.
The College has moved to the sending of periodic Statements via email as the preferred method. Families will be asked to supply the preferred email address for the receipt of emailed statements.
Accessing Account History using the Parent Portal
Current parents can check their account balance and review recent history of payments and charges via the Synergetic Parent Portal (accessed via the Marian Website home page).
All queries regarding fees and charges should be directed to the College’s Accounts Department on 9363 1711.
(Updated: 20 December 2023)
Transport Options for getting to and from Marian College
- College Coordinated Bus Services (7 direct buses in the morning and afternoon)
- DEECD sponsored Bus Services (2 exclusive buses)
- PTV Public Bus Services (1 public bus service)
- V/Line Train Service
1. College Coordinated Bus Services (revised as of 27 January 2023)
Marian College is currently operating 7 school coordinated bus services in the morning and afternoon.
The College coordinated services currently have pick up/drop off points in the following areas (select the links for more information about stops and times for the morning and afternoon runs):
- Bus 1 : Werribee-Hoppers Crossing (Timetable, Map Morning & Afternoon)
- Bus 2 : Altona Meadows*-Seabrook*-Truganina (Timetable, Map Morning, Map Afternoon)
- Bus 3 : Hillside-Taylors Hill-Delahey-Caroline Springs (Timetable, Map Morning, Map Afternoon)
- Bus 4 : Bacchus Marsh-Melton (Timetable, Map Morning, Map Afternoon)
- Bus 5: Deer Park-Derrimut (Timetable, Map Morning, Map Afternoon)
- Bus 6: Eynesbury-Rockbank-Caroline Springs-Burnside (Timetable, Map Morning, Map Afternoon)
- Bus 7: Hillside-Deer Park (Quinn St) (Timetable, Map Morning, Map Afternoon)
The annual Bus Fee for 2023 is $1,000.00 per service. The full amount is charged for the year in February but is payable in 4 equal instalments at the start of each term (for 2023 this is $250.00).
There are 6 contracted services which use a combination of 50-61 seat coaches and 24 seater coasters and these are supplied by Transit Systems. One service (Bus 5) uses the Marian College owned 57 seater coach.
- Where these services have seat belts, these are required to be worn by the students.
- Morning and afternoon times may need to be adjusted as the year progresses. We will advise of any subsequent changes.
- Given the location of the College, families are not eligible to claim assistance in the payment of the transport charge from the Government’s Conveyance Allowance Program.
- At the end of each year, the routes, stops and timetables are reassessed based on confirmations of users received for services for the following year. The intention is to make as few changes as possible for the following year but the College reserves the right to make changes where deemed necessary for safety, operational efficiency or viability reasons.
* The continuation of the service to Altona Meadows-Seabrook is dependent on numbers and its viability is reassessed every two years (it is currently guaranteed until the end of the 2025 school year).
2. DEECD provided Bus Services
Two Government funded services for the exclusive use of Marian College students are currently available. The College has no control over the operation of these services.
The two Government provided services are (select the links for stops and times):
3. PTV Bus Services
Route 420 Sunshine Station-Watergardens Station (Direct Service)
A PTV route service links Marian College with Watergardens Station and Sunshine Station travelling along Glengala Road, Tilburn Road, Station Road & Kings Road in both directions.
This service has bus stops within 60m of the front gate of Marian College coming from either direction. Push this link for more information on the route, stops and times: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8710
Note: Students wishing to catch the 420 service heading in the direction of Watergardens Station (towards Fitzgerald Road) need to catch the bus on the opposite side of Glengala Road to that of Marian College. In the interest of safety, students are required to use the pedestrian lights in crossing Glengala Road to get to the bus stop.
Routes 427 & 428 (Indirect Services)
Two local Sunshine routes, 427 and 428, enable students to connect with the 420 service (access route maps and timetables through the following links:
Route 400 Laverton-Derrimut
This service operates between Laverton Station and Sunshine Station via Derrimut (refer to this link for more information about the route, stops and timetable).
Students could be dropped off at the Deer Park Railway Station/Tilburn Road Bus Stop and connect with the route 420 service to Marian College (and vice versa).
For example, a student living in the Derrimut area could catch the 400 service at Pembrooke Crescent/ Westminster Parkway, be dropped off at Deer Park Station/Tilburn Rd and catch the 420 service to the College (check PTV timetables for connection times).
Alternatively, a student could be dropped off opposite Ardeer Station in Tilburn Road and walk to the College (approximately a 10 minute walk).
4. V/Line Train Services
The College is approximately a 10 minute walk from Ardeer Station. This station is serviced by the Ballarat V/Line train. The Tarneit-Geelong V-line train does not stop at Ardeer during peak hour of a morning and afternoon but students may get off this train or the Ballarat train at either Deer Park or Sunshine Stations and connect to the school with the 420 Bus.
The College has a set summer, winter and sports uniform and students are expected to wear it correctly. Noone Imagewear are our uniform suppliers. The price list below is current until 30 June 2023.
In keeping with best practice in Work, Health and Safety, school shoes are to be polishable black lace up ONLY. No ballet type shoes or t-bars.
School shoes are to be purchased by Parents/Guardians from any retail outlet.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
NOONE HOPPERS CROSSING
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
54 Old Geelong Road VIC 3029
Phone: 03 9749 0543
Mon to Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
543 Keilor Road, Niddrie VIC 3042
Phone: 03 9379 5037
Fax: 03 9379 8446
MARIAN COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP
Wednesday & Friday 10:00am – 1:30pm
During the school Term