Applying and fees
Applying for a place is an easy process and we are more than happy to help.
Apply for a place
Decide if you would like a place at Merredin Residential College
Attending one of our open days is a great way to meet staff and inspect the fantastic facilities provided for students. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us to arrange for a personal tour.
Talking with others already part of the residential college community is also a good way to learn more about college life.
Apply for a place
Submit your completed application to us for assessment, including payment of the $50 application fee. You can submit in person, by email or post.
Assessment of your application
Our College Manager may request a meeting with you and your child. We may ask for additional information, or contact past schools or other individuals as part of our assessment.
We will inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity.
Complete and sign the Boarding Agreement
If our College Manager offers you a place, we will invite you to enter into a boarding agreement. See a sample boarding agreement.
Return the signed boarding agreement, the associated documentation and the $300 bond to accept the offer.
There is a standard accommodation fee of $14,823 at all residential colleges. It covers the bed, meals, facilities and pastoral care of each student. It is payable by the student's parent/s.
The full cost of boarding to the Department of Education is $25,625.
If students are eligible for further allowances/subsidies, the accommodation fee could be reduced:
|Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC) and Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) recipients||$4946|
|AIC and BAHA recipients who are also eligible for the additional AIC allowance || |
(subject to an income test)
|Youth Allowance recipients||Varies (subject to an income test)|
|ABSTUDY||No cost (subject to an income test)|
|Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Boarding Allowance recipients||$13,503|
In addition to the accommodation fee, amounts are charged to cover individual services provided at each residential college. Individual services may include, but are not limited to, services such as transport, counselling, medical services, medical supplies, camps and outings.
To find out more about your eligibility for these allowances and subsidies, download the Residential college costs factsheet.