Financial Assistance

If prospective students have, or expect to have, financial problems, they should raise these at the time of their interview. The College offers several options that may assist students who require extra financial assistance:

Bursaries

A number of modest College bursaries are awarded each year, on the basis of individual need. Applications for bursaries are made at the start of Semester One and will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal.

Scholarships

St Mary’s College offers a number of Scholarships for first-year students, which contribute to a small portion of the residential annual fee. Students do not need to apply for these scholarships as they will automatically be considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible, according to the criteria of the individual scholarship.

Examples of the criteria which scholarships may be based on include:

  • Academic ability
  • Ability to contribute to the College community
  • Leadership exercised within your school community
  • Contribution to the wider community
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Application to St Mary’s College as your first preference for a residential College
  • Geographical Location
  • Field of Study

St Mary’s College offers various other College Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of results achieved in the year prior. All successful applicants are considered for these scholarships.

Casual Employment Opportunities for Students

St Mary’s sometimes offers opportunities to work around the College, to enable students to supplement income from other part-time employment.