Pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. You can even lower your annual school fee spend.
Edstart makes it easy for you to manage education costs by providing flexible payment plans you can control. We can help you spread large upfront school fees into more manageable payments, so that school fees don’t hold back your family’s finances.
Edstart was founded by a passionate team of Australian education and finance specialists who believe in the power of education and are committed to building a solution to support access to learning.
We’re helping families across Australia better manage their cash flow while ensuring school fees are paid on time.
We calculate your estimated payments based on the time frame you set, with a quick, easy online application.
We provide a personalised funding plan for your education fees, including tuition, boarding, arrears and other charges.
Forward your school invoice to us and we will organise payment to the school. Your selected repayment amount will be drawn from your bank account periodically.
Simply start an online calculation below and complete your details in the application form. We’ll then need you to provide us with copies of your bank statements for the past 3 months to verify your income and expenses.
Our team will then review your details and tailor a payment plan for you. The application process will not impact your credit score.
Once you’ve been approved and we’ve set-up your Edstart account, simply send us your school invoice or statement to us. We will then directly pay the school on your behalf via their preferred payment method (e.g. BPay or direct bank transfer) usually a week before the due date.
Your repayments to Edstart will then occur weekly, fortnightly or monthly via direct debit from your nominated bank account. You can choose whichever payment frequency and start date that suits you best.
We can generally fund any expense that is included on an invoice issued either by your school or another provider. This includes tuition fees, boarding expenses, uniforms, textbooks, excursions, tutoring, extra-curricular activities and any outstanding fee balances.
Edstart is designed to be much more flexible than a traditional payment plan provider if there are changes to your financial situation or your child’s schooling arrangements. This is because every Edstart customer receives a flexible line of credit account rather than a fixed payment plan. You can modify your plan at any time and there are no fees or charges for implementing these changes.
Louise Carriage, NSW.
"The fact that we can pay Edstart off weekly, rather than lump sums to the school, has made a huge difference.
We've got a $30,000 year coming up when they're in Year 11 and 12, so spreading out the impact of that will be a godsend."
Source: AFR, 13 April 2018