Fees & scholarships
Your fees explained
What fees do I pay?
As a domestic undergraduate student, you will enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government.
You’ll pay a student contribution amount – with the amount determined each year by the Australian Government – based on the subjects you take not the overall course you are studying.
You can pay your student contribution amount to the University when you enrol (upfront), or you can defer this cost through the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) if you’re eligible.
HECS-HELP is the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program. It enables you to borrow the amount of your student contribution and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level. A HECS-HELP loan is not means tested.
HECS-HELP is available to eligible Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who are enrolled in a CSP.
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
You will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which in 2018 was $298 for full-time students and $223 for part-time students. SA-HELP, a government funded loan scheme, is available to help eligible students pay all or part of their SSAF.
The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and SA-HELP.
In addition to University scholarships, there is a range of faculty scholarships available to Commerce students. In many cases you are automatically considered for scholarships when you apply for the degree.
Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
The Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.
Commerce Achievement Scholarship
The Bachelor of Commerce has a long history of attracting and rewarding excellence. The Commerce Achievement Scholarship aims to reward up to 40 high-achieving students commencing the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), the Commerce/Juris Doctor Graduate Degree Package or the Commerce/Engineering Graduate Degree Package by providing a $15,000 living allowance over three years. To be considered for the scholarship, you must achieve an ATAR of at least 98.00 (excludes Chancellor's Scholars).