Boarding students and Boarding fee concessions
Only schools accredited to enrol boarding students, and eligible for funding for boarding, should complete this section.
Boarding students are students who:
- attend the school at its approved location and are accommodated in residential facilities administered by the school; or
- attend the school at its approved location and are accommodated in residential facilities at another school which has been approved by the Board.
The boarding student enrolment counts should be included at the school the students are attending rather than where the residential facilities are located.
- boarding students whose parents are Australian citizens or permanent residents, whether the parents reside in Australia or overseas; and
- students who attend the school and are accommodated in residential facilities administered by the school or another school as approved by the Board.
- boarding students who do not attend the school for tuition, unless a formal agreement has been approved by the Board;
- overseas students (refer to the Overseas students section); and
- students on visitor visas, bridging visas with study limitations or no visa (refer to the Students on visitor visas, bridging visas with study limitations or no visa section).
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Data from 2019 only should be used throughout this section on boarding fee concessions, as it is the most recent data on the pattern of boarding fee concessions for a full year. All money amounts should be rounded to the nearest dollar.
The general aim is to give more assistance to schools that are giving concessions for reasons of economic hardship, as well as providing compensation for loss of income incurred through non-collection of fees (bad debts).
Concessions for other reasons must not be included. For example, schools may give concessions for church membership, for students who are children of staff members, or as sporting or academic scholarships. These should not be included unless there is also economic hardship.
For those schools where the boarding students are attending at another school, contact the NSSAB Secretariat for clarification in completing this section. This will be determined according to the agreement of fees and concessions administration.
2019 Average Boarding Enrolment: Schools should use the data on boarding enrolments provided in the 2019 Census for the Australian Government Department of Education (DE). Where the boarding enrolment in the DE census varies by 10 per cent or more from the boarding enrolment at the beginning of Semester 1 2019, schools should calculate an average of these two figures. Insert these data opposite the appropriate year levels. Enter a zero if there is no enrolment at particular year levels.
2019 Boarding Fee: The fee that an individual student would usually be charged as a ‘first child’. The boarding fee excludes fees charged for the building account and other fixed costs.
Notional Boarding Fee Income (calculated): is obtained by multiplying the 2019 Average Boarding Enrolment by the 2019 Boarding Fee for each year level. The total is the sum of these amounts.
Total Average Boarding Enrolment (2019) (calculated): is calculated by adding all the individual year level enrolments at 2019 Average Boarding Enrolment.
Total Notional Boarding Fee Income (2019) (calculated): is calculated by adding all the individual year level Notional Boarding Fee Income amounts. This total amount should be greater than or equal to the total boarding fees collected added to all fees concessions.
Notional boarding fee per student (calculated): is calculated by dividing the Total Notional Boarding Fee Income (2019) by Total Average Boarding Enrolment (2019).
Accrual accounting only:
Total Boarding fee concessions, including actual bad debt ‘write-off’ to provision account (2019 school year): to obtain all boarding fee concessions, including bad debt provisions that apply to the 2019 school year.
Cash accounting only:
Total boarding fees collected for 2019: is collected as boarding fees for 2019. The figure should be readily derived from examination of a 2019 financial statement. Monies collected in 2019 that relate to the 2018 school year should be included.
Notional boarding fee concessions to ALL students in 2019 (calculated): is obtained by deducting total boarding fees collected from total notional boarding fee income.
Boarding fee concessions granted for church membership (2019): The amount which has been granted as concessions for church or parish membership during 2019.
Boarding fee concessions for all non hardship/non-sibling reasons (2019): The amount which has been granted as scholarships or concessions for reasons other than economic hardship or having student siblings – for example, concessions to students who are children of staff members.
Fee concessions minus concessions that are not included in the final computation (calculated): Notional boarding fee concessions to ALL students in 2019 minus Boarding fee concessions for church membership/non hardship/non-sibling reasons (2019).
This calculation removes fee concessions that are not included in the final computation of school fee concessions.
Fee concessions FTE (calculated): Fee concessions minus concessions that are not included in the final computation divided by Notional boarding fee per student.
This calculation converts the dollar value of all concessions that are not included in the final computation into an equivalent number of full-time students who have been granted full-fee concessions.
Last updated 30 January, 2020