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Tuition fees

Understand how your fees are calculated depending on what type of student you are and the course you are studying.

Overview

When you received your offer to the University, it included an offer type that determines the fees you pay. Most students are also liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Your financial statement

You can view your financial statement for each semester or research period in Sydney Student (go to 'My finance', 'Your finances', then 'View financial statements'). You will have a separate financial statement for your SSAF.

The statement lists each unit of study that you’re enrolled in for that payment period and includes its associated:

  • tuition fee amount
  • equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)
  • due date for payment
  • census date.

Instructions on how to pay your fees are also provided.

Changes to higher education funding

The Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package passed Parliament on 19 October 2020. The package changes the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) funding clusters and student contribution bands for new students who enrol with a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) after 1 January 2021. View the student contribution amounts that will apply from 1 January 2021.  

The changes include ‘grandfathering’ arrangements for Commonwealth supported students who commenced their courses before 1 January 2021. See below for more information about the ‘grandfathering’ provisions.

‘Grandfathering’ arrangements for continuing students

The Job-ready Graduates ‘grandfathering’ arrangements have been designed to ensure that most continuing (pre-2021) CSP students do not pay more than they currently do. For example:

  • if you are a current student who will continue in the same course after 1 January 2021, and you wish to study units where the student contribution amounts increase, you will continue to pay the same amount for these units as you would have without the changes (the 2021 grandfathered student contribution amount)
  • if you are a continuing student enrolling from 1 January 2021 in units of study where the student contribution amounts decrease, you will pay the new lower student contribution (2021 new student contribution amount).

Find out more about the student contribution amounts that will apply from 1 January 2021.

Students who enrolled before 2021 may also be affected by the fee increases in some circumstances. For instance, if you commenced before 2021, but did not remain enrolled in any units of study at the relevant census dates, you will not benefit from the grandfathering arrangements.

The grandfathering arrangements for course transfers are complex. Please ensure you carefully consider the implications of transferring courses and consult with our Fees Team at  hecs.office@sydney.edu.au if you have any queries.

You can learn more about the new changes, including the operation of the grandfathering arrangement on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website

We recommend you check the Government’s advice about the grandfathering arrangements and how they apply to your individual circumstances.

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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