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Fees vary according to the type of room requested/allocated and the length of contract period. CSU Students are eligible for a 36 week contract, and UNSW Students are eligible for a 42 week contract. [This is because the UNSW academic year starts earlier and finishes later than the CSU academic year.] Please note that you get to keep your room for the entirety of semester 1 and 2 - That is, you do *not* have to vacate your room during the holidays at Easter, mid-year, etc. regardless of whether you are on the CSU contract or the UNSW contract.

[Evening meals are catered Monday-Thursday during the 28 academic session weeks of CSU's semester 1 and 2.]

There are three payment options. Residents may elect to:

  • pay for the full year upfront and receive a $100 discount; or
  • pay per semester (2 payments per year); or
  • pay by the term - a total of 4 equal instalments.

The fee schedule for 2020 is as follows:

Standard Room - 36 Week Contract [CSU Students]

Lodging: 36 weeks

$7,600

Meals: 28 weeks

$1,600

Total:

$9,200

   

Payment Options:

 

Term Payments (4 instalments):

$2,300

OR Semester Payment Option (2 installments):

$4,600

OR Full year Upfront (including discount): $9,100


Standard Room - 42 Week Contract [UNSW Students]

Lodging: 42 weeks

$8,400

Meals: 28 weeks**

$1,600

Total:

$10,000

   

Payment Options:

 

Term Payments (4 instalments):

$2,500

OR Semester Payment Option (2 installments):

$5,000

OR Full year Upfront (including discount): $9,900



Ensuite Room - 36 Week Contract [CSU Students]

Lodging: 36 weeks

$9,200

Meals: 28 weeks

$1,600

Total:

$10,800

   

Payment Options:

 

Term Payments (4 instalments):

$2,700

OR Semester Payment Option (2 instalments):

$5,400

OR Full year Upfront (including discount): $10,700


Ensuite Room - 42 Week Contract [UNSW Students]

Lodging: 42 weeks

$10,000

Meals: 28 weeks**

$1,600

Total:

$11,600

   

Payment Options:

 

Term Payments (4 instalments):

$2,900

OR Semester Payment Option (2 instalments):

$5,800

OR Full year Upfront (including discount): $11,500



Why is St Francis College the best value for money?

Some of the reasons why Frannies is much better value for money than alternatives are as follows:

  1. You are respected as a responsible adult;
  2. Unsurpassed pastoral care, and availability of spiritual formation if desired;
  3. Fellow residents are awesome people who want to have a great time and who are motivated to excel in their studies;
  4. You will never feel alone or lonely. You will make superb friends who you will keep for life;
  5. We have the largest undergraduate bedrooms on campus;
  6. Each bedroom has a good quality mattress, a large study desk and good quality study chair, as well as an armchair;
  7. Your bedroom is cleaned every week; 
  8. Even the non-ensuite rooms have a vanity unit with hot and cold running water;
  9. Common rooms are kept clean;
  10. Fully furnished with high quality furniture, fixtures and fittings;
  11. Free access to very fast and very reliable wifi, and huge amounts of free data;
  12. You don't have to cook four nights of the week;
  13. Kitchens are fully equipped - No need to bring cookware, cutlery or crockery;
  14. We provide and launder your bed linen;
  15. Fully equipped laundry;
  16. You don't have to pay electricity, gas or water bills, etc;
  17. You are not locked into a 52 week rental contract;
  18. You don't have to worry about housemates not paying their share of the rent;
  19. No risk of having the "Landlord from Hell";
  20. Small size of college feels like a home, not like an institution;
  21. Free off-street parking with security lighting and 24 hour security staff;
  22. Networked printer - You don't need to bring or maintain your own printer. We have the cheapest printing rates on campus (possibly even cheaper, and definitely less hassle than maintaining your own printer);
  23. No need to do any gardening or mow the lawns;
  24. No need to rent a Post Office Box. Mail and parcels delivered right to your bedroom door;
  25. Late meals available if you have other commitments at dinner-time;
  26. Free college sport singlet, and discounted college jersey;
  27. Fire buckets in winter;
  28. College dog who loves taking you for endless walks when you need a study-break;
  29. Last but definitely not least - The best leadership team imaginable.




Are there any upfront payments if I get accepted?

Yes. 

Up-front fees for CSU Students on the 36 week contract are as follows:

Services Fee (Any unused portion is refunded)

$400

Orientation Week Rent (for first years attending "O Week")   


$200
St Francis Collegians' Association (SFCA) Fee* $100


Total:

$700




Up-front fees for UNSW Students on the 42 week contract are as follows:

Services Fee (Any unused portion is refunded)

$400

St Francis Collegians' Association (SFCA) Fee* $100


Total:

$500



* The SFCA Fee is an annual fee collected by the College on behalf of the student association to subsidise social events through the year.
** The college only provides evening meals on Mondays-Thursdays during CSU Semester 1 and 2.