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Student services and amenities fee

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee approved by the Australian Government (see the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011).

The purpose of the SSAF is to provide student services and amenities beyond those required for the academic work of the University.

At ECU, proceeds from the SSAF are allocated to a range of services and initiatives in areas including health, counselling, sport and recreation, social clubs and societies, student welfare, careers advice, student advocacy, orientation, production and dissemination to students of media, and student representation.

The University Council has set the fee for 2019 at $303.00 per year for full-time on-campus students ($151.50 for part-time students and $75.75 for off-campus students).

The new SSAF level is effective for studies commencing on or after 1 January 2019. Australian citizens, New Zealand Citizens who meet the eligibility criteria and permanent humanitarian visa holders enrolled in award courses are eligible for a SA-HELP Loan to defer payment of the fee.

2019 Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

DOMESTIC

Bi-Annual Fee

Note

Full Time*

Part-time

Domestic Fee Paying

Australian Citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders are eligible for a SA-HELP Loan to defer payment of the fee

On-Campus students

$151.50

$75.75

Off-Campus students **

$45.45

$45.45

Higher Degree Research
(Research Training Scheme)

$151.50

$75.75

Cross-Institutional students

$151.50

$75.75

Unless can demonstrate that SSAF is paid at their home institution. Not eligible for a SA-HELP Loan

Non-Award

Not eligible for a SA-HELP Loan

On-Campus students

$151.50

$75.75

Off-Campus students **

$45.45

$45.45

Enabling Courses 

$0

$0

Including University Preparation Course (UPC)

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Annual Fee

 

Full Time*

Part-time

WAAPA VET

$303

$151.50

Not eligible for a SA-HELP Loan

* Full-time means a study load of at least 75% of the normal full-time student load for the relevant period (six monthly).

** Enrolment in one or more On Campus units will incur the On Campus fee.

INTERNATIONAL

International Fee-Paying (FPON)

$0

$0

The University funds an amount equivalent to SSAF from fee revenue

Inbound Study Abroad

$0

$0

Inbound Student Exchange

$0

$0

External International (FPOS)

$0

$0

Fee-paying offshore students (FPOF)

$0

$0

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