The actual cost of providing the courses is currently just over USD 700 per student per year for day students and almost USD 1,600 for boarders. However, the course fees charged are significantly less because Don Bosco aims to provide technical training for young people with no economic resources, especially from rural areas and impoverished communities.
The fees are split into fees paid by students and fees paid by sponsors. In each of these two groups, there are different levels of payment according to the financial situation of the student or sponsor.
Fees for students who are paying for themselves (without sponsorship)
After evaluating their situation, students will be placed in one of the three categories and they will pay the appropriate fee. The table below shows the categories and the notes state what the fees include and what extras the students need to pay.
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
Applicants with good social and family conditions will be asked to pay the Level 3 fee and this will help the school to pay for other expenses, e.g. the teachers’ salaries.
Students placed in Level 1 or 2 may get a discount from the stated fee according to their home situation. For the poorest students the fee may be waived after assessment by a social worker.
- The fees above do not cover all costs.
- Boarders (students who are residents in Don Bosco) must pay an extra USD 207 per semester to pay for their food, lodging and electric. For example, if the fee is USD 120, you have to add USD 207 and you will pay a total of USD 327.
- Non boarders who live outside should note that they have to pay their own rent and food. Sharing a room may cost around USD 10 – 15 per person per month.
- If an applicant already has a benefactor they should make this known to Don Bosco.
- Students on scholarship can have their fees increased at any time if Don Bosco Kep social workers, upon re-assessment, find that the social and family conditions have improved.
- Sponsor will be requested to pay the full fee if they can afford it, though this is not obligatory.
- Partial and minimal sponsorship do not cover all the cost. Paying the full fee will help the school to pay for other expenses, e.g. the teachers’ salaries.
- Boarders. Sponsors supporting students who are residents in Don Bosco need also to pay for their food, lodging and electric. Sponsors should pay an extra amount up to USD 207 per semester, according to their means.
- Non boarders who live outside will have rent and food to pay. Sharing a room may cost around USD 10 – 15 per person per month.