Compulsory fees are legally recoverable and must be paid. The following fees are charged to all students:
- Paper fee ($25) which contributes toward the cost of classroom handouts.
- Copyright fee ($10) is a contribution towards the copyright licence fee charged to the college for the use and distribution of copyrighted materials used in class and sometimes included in classroom handouts.
- Textbook Deposit ($25) is charged to all students in their first year.
Compulsory fees charged only to students taking part in various classes or activities include:
- Subject fees which cover the cost of specialist materials used in courses.
- Sports fees cover some of the cost of team registrations and competition entries, clothing and equipment and facilities hire. Failure to pay Sports fees may result in a student not being included in a school team in their chosen sport.
- Extra-curricular fees cover activities such as the Year 9 camp and Stage Challenge.
- School donation of $280 (or $180 for younger siblings at the school). This fee is tax-deductible and is used to provide classroom resources and equipment not covered by Ministry of Education grants.
- Parents’ Association donation ($15) is a contribution towards the activities of the Parents Association, and is also tax deductible. The Association raises money for selected items or activities that assist or improve the education or environment provided at Rongotai College. The Reading for Rewards programme in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the display panel adjacent to the school office and one of the computer 'COW's in the school are examples of the use of Parents’ Association funds.
- Rongotai College school magazine “Te Rama” ($25). Purchase of the magazine is optional. The magazine is produced at the end of the year, and provides your son with a valuable memento of his time at Rongotai College.
Parents with an automatic payment who use their account to purchase items of uniform or stationery will notice these charges appearing on their fee statements. These purchases are processed through the college fees system which provides an accurate record of amounts paid or outstanding.