Parents pay more for a Catholic education
With the start of the new school year this week, fees are under the spotlight as parents are paying increases more than inflation to educate their kids at Catholic schools.
The Sunday Telegraph reports more than a third of families spend up to half their income on private school education for their children, a study has revealed.
Statistics issued last week show education costs are rising faster than the rate of official inflation.
While the average cost of private school fees is $14,200 a year, Sydney's top schools' annual fees have passed $20,000.
Catholic school fees are also on the rise with parent paying as much as $5000 annually.
School fees bite as new term starts (Sunday Telegrapgh 27/01/08)
Vinnies helps families stretched by back to school costs (CathNews 18/01/08)
Parents propose "work for fees" (CathNews 28/09/07)
Catholic schools fees to rise(CathNews 06/01/04)
29 Jan 2008