The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a fee that students pay each semester to fund non-academic services and support programs at the University.
The SSAF was introduced by the Australian Government to help universities fund support services for students including sporting and recreational activities, childcare, accommodation, community festivals, student publications, career and employment advice, and legal services. Find details of what the SSAF funds are used for.
Most students at the University need to pay the SSAF each semester unless you are:
The maximum annual SSAF charge is determined by the government. The 2022 rates per semester are:
The SSAF is charged at enrolment and is due on a different date to your tuition fees.
View your outstanding SSAF amount on your Student Financial Statement in Sydney Student (go to 'My finances', 'Your finances', then 'View financial statements').
For information about payment methods, see Paying your fees.
Eligible students may be able to defer all or part of their SSAF through SA-HELP.
If you discontinue your course before the relevant census date, you will not be liable for the fee. If you have chosen to defer the fee using SA-HELP, you will not incur a SA-HELP debt. If you've already paid your fee, you may be eligible for a refund.
Under the Higher Education Support Act (2003), if you discontinue your course after the relevant census date, you will still be liable for the fee, and you will not be able to receive a refund under special circumstances or remission of a SA-HELP debt.