Your student contribution amount will depend on the subjects you choose to study each year.
On 19 June 2020, the Australian Government announced the Job-ready Graduates Package, proposing higher education funding reforms. This proposal has not yet been approved by Parliament. Should the proposal be implemented it will come into effect from 1 January 2021 and will apply to commencing students on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).
Students currently enrolled in a CSP and who first enrolled in a CSP prior to 1 January 2021 will not be adversely impacted. That is, their student contribution fees will not increase as a result of these changes. Current CSP students who enrol in subjects that will have a lower student contribution amount will pay the new lower amount.
The University is working through the implications of the proposal and how it may affect fees for students enrolling in a CSP in future.
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 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. No discount applies for up-front payment of Commonwealth Supported Places.
Please note: The Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill passed in parliament in 2018. From 2019 this will result in a loan limit for HECS-HELP loans as well as lower income thresholds for loan repayments.
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 instruction 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.