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Low rise for WA private school fees

16/07/2019 - 13:14

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The cost of year 12 tuition at private schools in Western Australia rose by an average of 1.6 per cent for 2019, the lowest hike in fees among any state in Australia.

Iona Presentation College recorded the largest fee increase in the state. Photo: Iona

The cost of year 12 tuition at private schools in Western Australia rose by an average of 1.6 per cent for 2019, the lowest hike in fees among any state in Australia.

According to the latest Edstart school fees report, the average fee increase in Australia was 3.1 per cent, with NSW and Victoria recording jumps of around 3.7 per cent.

Overall, Presbyterian Ladies College was the most expensive private school in WA, with its year 12 fees rising by 2.3 per cent to around $29,000.

Christ Church Grammar School, Scotch College and Methodist Ladies' College were next in line with fees of around $28,300, with fee rises this year of 2.5 per cent, 2 per cent and 2.7 per cent, respectively.

Hale School rounded off the top five with tuition costs of around $27,200, an increase of 2.4 per cent.

Iona Presentation College recorded the largest fee increase in the state, with tuition costs moving up 3.2 per cent to approximately $13,100.

Methodist Ladies and Christ Church completed the top three, followed by St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and All Saints' College, which recorded respective fee increases of 2.5 per cent and 2.4 per cent to take their tuition costs to approximately $26,000 and $24,400.

Just over 13.5 per cent of private schools in WA recorded no increase in tuition fees.

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