Silver Tree Steiner School has partnered with Edstart to improve school fee payment options for our families. Commencing January 2023, the School will no longer be accepting school fees directly or using PaySmart as our direct debit provider. This arrangement is underpinned by a commitment to improving the affordability and accessibility of a Silver Tree education for all families in our community.
What does this mean for me?
- With Edstart Plus, families will have access to more options with their school fee payments, including:
- Options to pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, per term, or annually – by selecting the schedule that works for you.
- The ability to choose a preferred day for when payments are made.
- The option to spread your fees during the year over a full 12-month period instead of 11 months.
- The ﬂexibility to adjust payments at any time with access to your own payment portal.
Importantly, unlike PaySmart, there are no fees or charges for using Edstart Plus for your Silver Tree Steiner School fees.
We have attached a short video to assist you to learn more about how Edstart will look after your fees on our behalf. Watch Video Here
What do I need to do?
All families will need to have set up their Edstart account by the 18th November, 2022, in preparation for payment of fees in Term 1 2023. You may, however, start using Edstart from any time – immediately if that suits you.
To set up your Edstart account, please visit edstart.com.au/silvertree. Edstart will then pay your School fees on your behalf when they are due and activate your regular repayments as part of your plan.
Families on a direct debit arrangement with PaySmart will be automatically archived once their current contracts are completed.
Please note that from 1 January 2023, all payments by instalments will only be available through Edstart and the School will no longer be accepting upfront annual or term payments. However, you can pay your fees upfront annually via Edstart Plus if you choose to.
We are conﬁdent that the increased ﬂexibility and convenience of Edstart Plus will be of great beneﬁt to the families of the School. Please click here to view our ﬂyer for more information.
You can contact Edstart on 1300 139 445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or require assistance with setting up your account.
Alternatively, you can contact our Bursar, Kristy Windsor-Turner for a conﬁdential discussion at email@example.com or by calling 08 9295 4787.