Our Fees and Charges
Mackay Christian College is a non-profit organisation, the aim of which is to provide an affordable quality Christian education. All government funding and other income, is expended on improving the facilities and resources of the College, as well as in the day to day running of the school.
The College Board is committed to providing a financially accessible education by way of keeping fees as low as possible and yet to provide excellent facilities, resources and opportunities for students. As part of our commitment to help families we will no longer charge tuition fees for fourth or consecutive children.
Pay with Direct Debit
If you prefer to manually transfer funds, a Direct Debit can be made through your bank’s computer system using the following information:
Bank – NAB
BSB – 084-789
Account number – 019277202
Reference – Please use your MCC Account Number (located on the top right hand side of your fee statement) and your surname.
Mackay Christian College Pre-Prep is billed at $33 per day. Fees are charged for school terms only as per the Mackay Christian College calendar (public holidays are included). Full fees are payable for absences due to family holidays, illness or days when the MCC Pre-Prep Learning Centre is closed for statutory holidays. If a student identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both they may also claim QKFS Plus Kindy Support Subsidy.
A deposit of $150 is required at the time of application to secure a possible place for your child and will be used as your registration fee. This is to be paid before applications can be processed. If your application is unsuccessful, the full deposit of $150 will be refunded to you. However, if you choose to withdraw your application, this deposit is non-refundable.
Pick up time for Pre-Prep children is 2:40pm. The MCC Pre-Prep Learning Centre closes at 3:00pm. Regulations state that at least two staff must be at the Pre-Prep Learning Centre while there are children on site and one must be the Director, Assistant Director or Teacher. If children are collected after 3:00pm, late fees are charged at the rate of $1.00 per minute to cover the payment of overtime for the two staff members.
It is important that parents phone the MCC Pre-Prep Learning Centre if they are going to be late. If this has not happened, the child’s emergency contact persons will be asked to collect the child. In the event that neither parents nor emergency contact persons can be reached by 3:30pm, the local Police department will be informed.
A sibling discount on tuition fees applies to families that have more than one student attending the college.
The discount structure is as follows:
|2nd child -15% discount||3rdchild -40% discount|
4thor more -no charge on tuition fees
Subject & compulsory levies are payable
Trade Training Centre (Years 11 & 12)
Trade Pathway - Trade Training Centre - The MCCTTC Trade Pathway program is specifically tailored to meet the current needs of industry and to equip and prepare students for their preferred career choice. Students will be required to complete Cert I in Construction, Cert II in Engineering Pathways along with Industrial Graphics.
This program incurs a separate levy in addition to the Subject Levy.
|Trade Training Centre||$179.50/term($718/year)||(5% discount if paid in full by 31 March -$35.90)|
Single Pathway - MCCTTC also offers a single pathway option to those students who are not necessarily seeking a job in the trade industry. Students can select either Cert I in Construction or Cert II in Engineering Pathways. This levy is included in the Year level subject levy.
School fees are calculated for the full school year and are invoiced per term, you will receive an invoice at the start of each term. Payment of your fees can still be made monthly by using our Direct Debit service.
All billing correspondence will be sent home with the eldest child in the family or sent via email to the nominated email address for the person responsible for paying College fees. If preferred we can mail it to the nominated postal address. Please inform us if your email or address has changed so you do not miss any correspondence sent to you.
Invoices will be sent at the beginning of each term and a statement of account will be sent during the term in order for you to check your balance and whether all your payments have been allocated. If you feel a payment is missing please contact the Accounts Department to look into the matter.
Methods of Payment
Payment in Advance – If you would like to pay your fees for the whole year a 5% discount on tuition fees will be applied if paid by 31st March. Please contact the Accounts Department for your total fees for the year.
Our preferred method of payment is Direct Debit. For your convenience, tuition fees can also be paid over the phone using Mastercard or Visa, online via BPAY or in person via cash, cheque, EFTPOS, MasterCard or Visa.
Payment is due no later than 30 days from the date of invoice. The College is dependent upon the timely and full payment of accounts to meet operating costs. Non-payment will be follwed up promptly. When parents face unexpected financial difficulties, it is important that discussions are held with the Accounts Department. If we have not been advised of any financial circumstances, a formal arrangement will be used to recover all outstanding fees including the possible use of debt collectors.
Pay with Automatic Direct Debit
Setting up an Automatic Direct Debit cycle guarantees that your fees will be paid on time every time without a second thought. You can choose a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly Direct Debit cycle.
To set up a Direct Debit cycle, please download and complete our Direct Debit Form. Alternatively Direct Debit forms can be collected from the College Office. Completed Direct Debit forms should be returned to our Accounts Office promptly.
If you need to update your details for direct debit you will need to complete a new Direct Debit Form and return it to the Accounts Department.
Pay Online - BPAY®
Simply use your bank’s computer system to make your payment using the BPAY option, then enter your Biller Code (located on the top right hand side of your fee statement) and Customer Reference Number.
BPAY must only be used to pay for SCHOOL FEES & LEVIES. Any other payments (ie. excursions, camps, Pre-Prep fees, OSHCare fees, tickets, Senior jerseys etc) must be made using a different payment method.
Pay in Person
Pay by Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS in person at either Campus Reception.
Pay over the Phone
Fee payments can be made by calling the College Office on +617 4963 1100.
When making a phone payment please ensure you have your MCC Account Number and credit card details ready. Your MCC Account Number can be found at the top right corner of your Fee Statement.
Pay by Mail
Please write your MCC Account Number and surname on the reverse side of the cheque with it made payable to Mackay Christian Colleges Ltd.
Mackay Christian College
PO Box 3215
North Mackay Qld 4740
Mackay Christian College Family Assistance is a response to the steady decline in employment opportunities locally. The increase in unemployment has meant that some people who want to give an MCC opportunity for their children have not been able to do so.
The College policy remains that assistance will be given to anyone who needs help with the payment of fees from time to time. No student will be denied a quality Christian education on the basis of finances. Read about our Family Assistance below for more information. The message that Mackay Christian College will help people if they have a financial need is a message we know is well understood inside the College community. We want to get that message out to the rest of Mackay.
If you find yourself in financial difficulty during the year please make an arrangement to speak with a member of the College’s Accounts Department.
Apply for Family Assistance
To apply for Family Assistance fill out the Expression of Interest Form (available by clicking 'Apply Now') and drop it into the College Office or mail it to Mackay Christian College, PO Box 3215, North Mackay, Qld 4740.
What is Family Assistance?
Family Assistance is financial help to pay the costs of education.
What level of support does MCC Family Assistance give?
This will be evaluated on the basis of what a family can afford to contribute themselves. It might be only a small percentage of the total tuition fees – but it might also be all of the tuition fees.
How does someone get MCC Family Assistance?
Families will complete a simple application form – similar to the normal enrolment forms (available below).
Can current College families apply for MCC Family Assistance?
Yes. The College has always been prepared to help anyone who needs assistance with tuition fees. Existing families can write to, email, phone, or make an appointment to see the Accounts Manager who will make the necessary arrangements.
How long will my family be eligible for Family Assistance?
You can apply for Family Assistance for up to 12 months at a time. Any Family Assistance offered will be reviewed at the commencement of each school year at which time you may reapply.