Tuition and University Administration Fees
The cost of your course depends on the institution, what you’re studying and your eligibility for government assistance. The fees cover the unique costs associated with studying that particular degree and are generally the biggest expense associated with studying at university.
The majority of students are eligible to receive assistance from the Commonwealth Government in paying these fees, giving you the option of delaying payment until you can afford to.
This still leaves students with other administration costs that often need to be paid on commencement of study or throughout your degree.
Tuition costs and how to pay them
There are two ways to cover your tuition costs:
- As a full-fee paying student – where the student pays the total cost of study upfront or with the assistance of a FEE-HELP Loan from the Commonwealth Government.
- Within a Commonwealth Supported Place – where the Australian Government contributes to the cost of your study and students need to pay a 'student contribution amount' for their units.
University administration fees and how to pay them
In addition to tuition fees universities have university fees. University fees cover general administration costs and use of facilities e.g the toilets and libraries.
These fees are generally paid upfront each semester. If you are having difficulty paying them, you can apply for Government assistance via an SA-HELP Loan.