Understand how your fees are calculated depending on what type of student you are and the course you are studying.
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).
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:
Instructions on how to pay your fees are also provided.
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.
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:
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.
You can learn more about the new changes, including the operation of the grandfathering arrangement on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website. The Government is updating its website and the FAQs page and its guidance about the grandfathering arrangements has changed since June 2020, so please be aware that the current guidance may also be subject to further changes.
We recommend you check the Government’s advice about the grandfathering arrangements and how they apply to your individual circumstances.
This information is based on information provided by the Government about the package as at 19 October 2020.