Your student contribution amount will depend on the subjects you choose to study each year.
How will the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package affect my Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) fees?
From 1 January 2022, additional eligibility requirements were introduced for accessing Commonwealth Supported Places and HELP loans.
Students commencing a course of study for the first time
From 1 January 2021, all students who are commencing a course of study on a Commonwealth Supported Place will pay the current student contribution amounts.
From 1 January 2022:
- All students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be entitled to undertake seven years of full-time study or part time equivalent of Commonwealth supported study at any Higher Education Institution. This is referred to as your Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). Additional SLE are available in some instances. If you expend your SLE entitlement, you will no longer be eligible for a CSP and may need to transfer to a Full-Fee Paying place for the remainder of your study.
Students changing to a new course of study from 2021 onwards
If you are commencing a new course of study from 2021 onwards, you will pay the current student contribution amounts. This includes students who have completed an undergraduate degree and are commencing a graduate course. It also includes students who are part way through a course but are changing to a different course from 2021 onwards, or students who are transferring from one institution to another.
There are a small number of exceptions to this. For example, if you completed a course of study before 1 January 2021 as a Commonwealth Supported student and you subsequently go on to study a related honours course, the grandfathering arrangements will apply to you.
Australian full fee paying places are only available to undergraduate courses where the student was originally enrolled in an international fee place but was granted Australian permanent residency. The University's tuition fee terms and conditions and the subject fee calculation below are only applicable to students that were granted permanent residency and are enrolled in a full-fee paying place.
How subjects are calculated
The cost of each subject is determined by the discipline fee band it's grouped into and its study load. These fee bands are determined by the content of the subject, not the course.
subject study load (as fraction)
x subject fee ($ per study load)
cost of subject
Most undergraduate courses require you to enrol in subjects from more than one discipline fee band for a total study load across all subjects of 100 credit points (1 EFTSL) per year.
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You can find fees owing on your Statement of Liability with due dates and instructions on how to pay.
Paying your tuition fees
You can pay your CSP student contribution amount up front through your student account or defer part or all payment through HECS-HELP for eligible students.
There are loan limits for HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP loans as we as lower income thresholds for loan repayments. To find out more see Study Assist HECS-HELP
Paying the Student Services and Amenities Fee
You can also pay your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) up front through your student account or, if you're eligible, defer payment of the SSAF by applying for SA-HELP assistance.
Making fee payments up front
If you want to pay any fees up front, you can pay online or over the phone using BPAY®. To find out how, login to your student account, view your Statement of Liability and follow the instructions on how to pay.
Unpaid fees and refunds
Funding your studies
There are financial loans, scholarships and bursaries that can hep you pay your student fees and other living expenses.