Boarding Fees

Our boarding fees are reviewed annually. 

Deposit to Secure a Boarding Place

A deposit of $1,000 (NZ) is to be paid when accepting a boarding place at Nelson College. This deposit is credited to the student’s invoice for boarding fees. In those cases where the acceptance is subsequently declined by the parent, the deposit may be forfeited except at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.


Full Boarding

2024 Boarding Fees for all boarders are $16,200.  Boarding fees and accommodation covers the weeks that the school is in operation. These fees are charged over 9 months, from February to October @ $1,800 per month. This account will also include charges relating to boarding, eg house canteen, house photos, house organised activities & bus transport home as arranged by the Housemaster.  All other general school and living expenses are to be paid at the time and cannot be charged to House Account.

These fees and expenses are due to be paid by 20th of the following month by either:

    • Automatic Payment
    • Internet Banking
    • Credit Card – this will incur a bank fee of 1.7%

Payment for the full year is acceptable, a discount is applicable if this option is chosen, as per details to be sent out to you with your first invoice pack.  Parents are to take responsibility for any private expenses and pocket money by setting up a bank account for their son which they can access with their EFTPOS card.

Please contact the Director of Boarding if you are unable to meet these financial commitments.

Casual Boarding

Up to 3 nights per week casual boarding can be negotiated with the Director of Boarding.

School Expenses

Domestic boarding students are treated the same as day school students.  All costs and expenses (e.g. trip fees, co-curricular fees) must be paid by parents and aren’t included in the boarding fees.

Boarding Scholarships

There are currently no scholarships available