7.5 Boarding Fees
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School is a public school, and therefore tuition, other than for elective subjects and excursions, is provided at no cost to parents. However, for Boarding Students, there is a cost for Accommodation and Food, which is published on our Boarding Fees page.
7.5.1 Security Bond
A Security Bond deposit is required for new boarding students, which can be used to cover unpaid damages charges or boarding fees. The Bond is $1,000 and is refundable when the student leaves - less any unpaid fees.
In the event that fees fall into arrears, students may not be allowed to return until all debts are paid unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Principal.
7.5.3 Extended Absence
Boarding students absent from School due to illness, accident or a family emergency, for a period greater than two weeks, may be entitled to a pro rata rebate of their boarding fees.
This rebate is calculated as 40% of the fees payable for the applicable term for the number of full weeks absent, credited to your account to offset future fees. In the event such absence occurs during the last term at school for the student, the credit may be applied to the account of a sibling, or a refund will be provided subject to all outstanding fees having been paid in full. Requests for a rebate must be made using the form Boarding Fees Rebate Application (P.52). Applications for a rebate will not be approved for any boarding fee account that is in arrears.
7.5.4 Early Admission Prepayment
Boarding applicants accepting an early admission offer will be asked to make a prepayment of $1500.00 towards their first term boarding fees.
Last reviewed July 2023