Student Services and Amenities Fee

In October 2011, the Australian Parliament passed legislation to allow Universities and other higher education providers, to charge a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) from 2012.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee provides a significant increase in the level of funding available to student services and amenities at tertiary institutions. It means an increased quality and quantity of the services available to you at this University.

  • 2018 Student Services and Amenities Fee

    The amount you are charged will depend on whether you are considered to be a full-time or part-time student in the 2018 academic year. You are considered to be enrolled part-time if you have an overall study load for 2018 of less than 75% of the normal full-time study load. If your enrolment changes during the year, and your total enrolment load changes from part-time to full-time or from full-time to part-time, your SSAF charge will be recalculated accordingly.

    The University will charge students SSAF in 2018 as follows:

    Type of studentWill I be charged SSAF in 2018?How much SSAF will I be charged in 2018? Note
    Commonwealth Supported students (including University of Melbourne students on outbound exchange) Yes $298 for full-time students

    $223 for part-time students
    A government-funded loan scheme, SA-HELP, is available enabling eligible students in this cohort to defer payment of the SSAF.
    Research Training
    **See note relating to an exemption for early completers or late commencers
    Yes $298 for full-time students

    $223 for part-time students
    A government-funded loan scheme, SA-HELP, is available enabling eligible students in this cohort to defer payment of the SSAF.
    Domestic fee-paying students No $0 The University pays an amount equivalent to SSAF annually from fee revenue.
    International fee-paying students No $0 The University pays an amount equivalent to SSAF annually from fee revenue.
    Exchange students from international partner institutions. No $0  
    Community Access Program students No $0 The University pays an amount equivalent to SSAF annually from fee revenue.

    Maximum student contribution amounts are subject to passage of the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017

    ** Research Higher Degree candidates who submit their theses on or before 31 March (early completers) will be exempted for SSAF liability for that academic year. Similarly, candidates who commence their research after 1 October (late commencers) will be exempted.


For further information, please see Student Services and Amenities Fee Frequently Asked Questions.