Independent schools challenge inaccurate fee portrayal

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) cautions parents about glossy marketing campaigns for education focused financial products that misrepresent the cost of Independent school fees. For example, education contribution fund provider Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) has this week suggested the total national average cost of metropolitan non-government schooling (K-Yr 12) for a child born in 2017 would be close to half a million dollars.

ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman said that “while ASG admit their school fee figures ‘represent the upper ranges that parents can reasonably expect to pay,’ they neglect to show just how small a proportion of Australia’s Independent schools are actually charging the kind of fees that could contribute to those sort of cumulative costs.

For more details see ISCA’s FULL MEDIA RELEASE HERE

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